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All-Ukrainian State Publishing House

Всеукраинское издательство (Всеукриздат)

All-Ukrainian State Publishing House (Vseukrizdat) was founded in 1919 as the State Publishing House of Ukraine and its formation was based upon a directive by the All-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee. The publishing house had branches in the cities of Kharkov, Kiev, Volyn', Poltava and other locations in Ukraine. In 1920, the publisher was renamed All-Ukrainian State Publishing and in 1922, the publisher was renamed DVU (Derzhavne vydavnytstvo Ukrainy). DVU became the largest publisher in Soviet Ukraine and the second-largest publisher in the USSR. Distribution was operated by Ukrknigotsentr" (Ukrainian Book Distributing Center) that collected books for the trade unions, factory reading rooms, collective farms, and district libraries.

Sources & Citations

Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993), "All-Ukrainian State Publishing House".
Mudrak, M. M. (1986). The new generation and artistic modernism in the Ukraine. Ann Arbor Mich: UMI Research Press.
Butnik-Siverskii , B.S. (1960). Soviet Posters of the era of the Civil War 1918-1921. Moscow: Izdatel'stvo vsesoiuznoi. (page 550, Kiev branch of publisher)