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Oznaşr (Uzbek State Publishing)

Ѳznaşr (Uzbek State Publishing), a.k.a. Uzgosizdat in its Russian variant, was a publishing house was formed in 1925 in the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. Ѳznaşr specialized in socio-economic, social and political literature. Its main offices were located in Samarkand and Tashkent. Prior to the October Revolution of 1917, there were just a handful of printing presses and lithography studios in Uzbekistan and the majority served the Imperial Russian administration. Starting in 1920, the Turkestan State Publishing House (the first publisher in the "Soviet East") started a trend whereby various publishing houses across the Central Asian republics were developed. Ѳznaşr was one of the branch houses formed during the early period of Soviet administration in Uzbekistan.

Sources & Citations

Edgar, A. L. (2006). Tribal nation: The making of Soviet Turkmenistan. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press
Sengupta, A. (2003). The formation of the Uzbek nation-state: A study in transition. Lanham: Lexington Books (Uzbekistan publishing history)