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15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd [St. Petersburg]

The 15th State Typography Workshop began its history as the lithographic partnership of R.R. Golike and A.I. Vil’borg in St. Petersburg. The workshop was located at 11 Zvenigorodskaia Street. The firm of Golike and Vil’borg became the 15th State Typography Workshop after Soviet nationalization and in 1922, the workshop was placed into the Poligraftrust where it became the Petropechat' Typolithography named for Fedorov. It carried the Federov name until around 1934. Ivan Fedorov (c.1525-1583) is often referred to as the first Russian printer. In the decades following, the printing workshop was called the 3rd Typography Workshop.

Sources & Citations

(1993). St. Petersburg business guide. St. Petersburg, Russia: LIC Information & Pub. Agency. (15th State Typography Workshop, Petrograd)