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Gubpechat' (Provincial Administrative Organizational Department of Printing)

Губпечать (Губернское административное организационное управление распространения и распределения печати)

Gubpechat' (Provincial Administrative Organizational Department of the Dissemination and Distribution of Print) handled printing and distribution of nearly all the literature and propaganda in the Soviet-controlled provinces during the Russian Civil War. Its main offices were located in Kazan and in Kharkov. The department worked in tandem with Tsentropechat’ (Central Agency on Printed Works). Around 1919, Gubpechat' was placed under the State Publishing House whereby it served as both a publisher and a printer of government-issued literary material.

Sources & Citations

Mukhariamov, M. K. (1986). Kul'turnaia revoliutsiia v Tatarii: 1917-1937 gg. Kazan: Tatarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo. (p. 132, 1919 Gubpechat' reorganization in Kazan' cited)
Butnik-Siverskii, B. S. (1960). Sovetskii plakat epokhi grazhdanskoi voiny, 1918-1921. Moskva: Izd-vo Vsesoiuznoi knizhnei palaty. (p. 552, Gubpechat' defined) (July 22, 1919, Kazan Provincial Committee reorganizes Gubpechat' into Kazan branch of the State Publishing House, cited)