1st Offset Printing Plant of UPP of the Lensovnarkhoz, Leningrad
The 1st Offset Printing Plant of the Lensovnarkhoz (Leningrad Economic Regional Council) was located near Kronverkskaia and Mir Streets in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). In the late 1950s until the early 1960s, the printer’s operations were managed by the UPP (Printing Industry Management) of Lensovnarkhoz but throughout its existence, the name of this printing plant changed depending on the various state-owned trusts that handled its management. Historically, the printer had roots in Imperial Russia as a large operation founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel') until it was nationalized by the Soviets in 1917.
Sources & Citations
Privalov, V. (2021). Ulitsy Petrogradskoi storony: Doma i liudi. Moskva: LitRes. (General information on Fedor Fyodorovich Kibbel and the printing house. An eBook)
Koenker, D. (2005). Republic of labor: Russian printers and Soviet socialism, 1918-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (PP. 27 to 29, Fedor Kibbel' and history of the printer under nationalization)
citywalls.ru/house28780 (Chromolithography of F. F. Kibbel, bio)
citywalls.ru/house7310 (Address at 9 Kronverkskaia Street, St Petersburg)