Redizdat (Editorial and Publishing Department)
Redizdat was created in 1921 by the 3rd Congress of the Comintern (Communist International). Redizdat opened printing and publishing outlets in various Soviet-controlled zones during the Russian Civil War. For example, between April and June 1919, Ukrainian Redizdat (working in concert with Narkomvoen, Ukraine) printed over six million propaganda leaflets and over one million copies of the book Red Army. In subsequent years (1936 to 1937), Redizdat was transformed into Gidrometeoizdat (State Scientific and Technical Hydro-meteorological Publishing House).