Vladimir E. Kaidalov was born in the Altai region of Siberia. From 1927 to 1930, he studied at the studios of the AKhRR (Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia). In 1932, he moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan where he began his professional career as a graphic artist, painter and book illustrator. Creating designs that had themes both military and political in nature, Kaidalov applied his talents to the graphic serial “Socialist Tashkent” from 1939 to 1940. During World War II, he was called into military service and was sent to the Pacific Theater where he took part in the Battle of Manchuria, China.
Uzbek State Publishing was formed around 1924 and its main offices were located in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic cities of Samarkand and Tashkent. The publisher was also known as Uzgosizdat in its Russian variant and Ѳznaşr in its Uzbek variant. In 1964, the publisher was renamed Uzbekistan Publishing House. See Oznaşr (Uzbek State Publishing) for a more comprehensive history.