State Committee for Publishing

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Goskomizdat (Russian: Госкомиздат, an abbreviation for Государственный комитет по делам издательств, полиграфии и книжной торговли СССР, Gosudarstvenny komitet po delam izdatelstv, poligrafii i knizhnoy torgovli SSSR) was the State Committee for Publishing in the Soviet Union.

It had control over publishing houses, printing plants, the book trade, and was in charge of the ideological and political censorship of literature.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "ATTACKS ON INTELLIGENTSIA: CENSORSHIP". Library of Congress. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  2. ^ Keller, Bill (3 February 1988). "Soviet Halts Independent Publishing Cooperative". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 January 2018.