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Gosgeolizdat (State Publishing House of Geological Literature) Cartographic Plant, [Leningrad]

Госгеолиздата (Государственное издательство геологической литературы) Картфабрика, [Ленинград]

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) (Committee for Geology 1939 and Ministry of Geology 1946 both responsible for exploration/surveying of geological resources)