Leningrad Offset Printing Plant of Glavpoligrafprom by the Ministry of Culture of the USSR. Leningrad, 9 Kronverkskaia Street
The Leningrad Offset Printing Plant had its roots in Imperial Russia as a large printing house founded in 1881 by Theodore Kibbel (Fyodor Fyodorovich Kibbel). On November 29 (December 12 O.S.) 1917, the People's Commissariat of Labor seized Kibbel's printing operations. In 1918, the Soviet government named the printing house the "1st State Lithography". Thereafter , it underwent a variety of name changes throughout the history of the Soviet Union.