3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of Poligrafkniga of Ogiz, Moscow
The Krasnii Proletarii Workshop originated under the ownership of Ivan Kushnerev, a Russian entrepreneur who founded the Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869 in Moscow. When Kushnerev died in 1896, his printing operation was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. In 1919, the printer was nationalized by the Soviets and consigned to the Printing Section of the Moscow Economic Council (MSNKh).) It later became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (at 16 Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. The printer retained the Krasnii Proletarii moniker over the following decades even though its management varied under a series of state-owned trusts. Around the early 1940s for example, the printer was under the state trust of Poligrafkniga (Book and Magazine Printing) while serving as a contract printer for Ogiz (Association of the State Book and Magazine Publishers).
Sources & Citations
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