Skip to content

Tsentrizdat (Central Publishing House of the Peoples of the USSR)

Центриздат (Центральное издательство народов СССР)

Tsentrizdat was established in 1924 to consolidate East (Vostok ) and West (Zapad ) publishing divisions within the USSR. With a focus on literature, political, scientific and educational information all in the national languages of the USSR, Tsentrizdat had offices throughout the Soviet republics and autonomous regions. It operated its own printing sections due to the magnitude of letterforms required to develop the printed material it published in numerous languages. The publisher was dissolved in 1931 when the USSR centralized its publishing and printing industries.

Sources & Citations

Trofimov, A.A., Chuvashskii gosudarstvennyi institut gumanitarnykh nauk (2001). Kratkaia chuvashskaia entsiklopediia. Cheboksary: Chuvashskoe knizhnoe izdatel'stvo. (P. 477, Tsentrizdat history of its formation)
Kulikova, L.E. (1997) Mordoviiatʹ knigats: bibliograficheskiai ukazatelʹsʹ, 1917-1977 gg. Saransk: Natsional'nai a Biblioteka im. A.S. Pushkina. (PP. 14 and 15, Tsentrizdat history of its formation)
Karimullin, A. (1985). Knigi i liudi: issledovane Kazan: Tatarskoe knizhnoe izd-vo. (P. 96, Tsentrizdat history of its formation)
Central Publishing House for National Minorities of the U.S.S.R. (1925 15 September) Russian Review. 3 (18) 381 (Tsentrizdat formation mentioned)