Iurii Ivanovich Pimenov worked in the fields of painting, set design and graphic design during his career. He studied at VKHUTEMAS (Higher Art and Technical Workshops) in Moscow from 1920 to 1925. He was a founding member of OST (Obshchestvo khudozhnikov-stankovistov)-- an artist's society in the Soviet Union formed in 1924. When OST terminated, he became a member of IzoBrigada from 1931 to 1932.
The Izvestia (News) All-Union Central Executive Committee Typography Offset Print Shop was located in Moscow and it printed the Izvestia newspaper. Both Izvestia and Pravda (Truth) were the leading newspapers in the Soviet Union. One Soviet-era joke said, "there is no news in Pravda and no truth in Izvestia".
State Scientific-Technical Publishing House (A.K.A. Stroiizdat) produced literature on architecture, construction, building materials and housing. As a one of the main scientific-technical publishers in the USSR, it also released reference books and textbooks for higher and secondary educational schools and vocational centers. Formed in 1932, it was augmented (in 1934) as the main editor for construction literature and thereafter, its name was changed to the Joint Scientific and Technical Publishing House of the People's Commissariat of Industry. Stroiizdat continues as a 21st century publisher under the Panorama Publishing House banner.