Gosgeolizdat (State Publishing House of Geological Literature) Cartographic Plant, [Leningrad]
Gosgeolizdat (State Publishing House of Geological Literature) was the publishing arm of the Geological Commission of the Sovnarkom (Council of People’s Commissars) of the USSR – later the Ministry of Geology. According to Soviet-era published sources, Gosgeolizdat was in existence by 1932. The Cartographic printing plant that served as a contract printer for the publishing house was under VSEGEI (All-Russian Research Geological Institute), and it was the leading cartographic institution of the Ministry of Geology.
Sources & Citations
United States. (1951). Russian Glossary (2nd edition) Washington, D.C.: Army Map Service Corps. of Engineers (p. 203, Gosgeolizdat defined)
London-medals.co.uk (Committee for Geology 1939 and Ministry of Geology 1946 both responsible for exploration/surveying of geological resources)