Izvestiia Sovetov Deputatov Trudiashchikhsia SSSR Printing House

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Izvestiia Sovetov Deputatov Trudiashchikhsia SSSR Printing House


(News of the Soviets of Working People’s Deputies of the USSR Printing House; full name, I. I. Skvortsov-Stepanov Izvestiia Sovetov Deputatov Trudiashchikh-sia Printing House), a major Soviet printing establishment.

Founded in Moscow in 1927, the printing house has two independent divisions, one producing newspapers, and the other, books and journals. In 1975 the printing house published the newspapers Izvestiia Sovetov deputatov trudiashchikhsia SSR, Trud, and Moskovskie novosti in Russian, English, French, and Arabic. Master sheets of the newspapers Izvestiia and Trud are transmitted by facsimile system (phototelegraphy) to 43 cities. In 1975 the shipping department was mechanized to eliminate time-consuming and heavy manual labor.

The national typesetting shop of the printing house typesets periodicals in all languages of the Union republics and in European languages; the main publication is Vedomosti Verkhovnogo Soveta SSSR (Bulletin of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR). The book and journal division also prints decrees, documents, and standard reference materials of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and legislative acts, laws, and stenographic accounts of the sessions of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. In addition, the division prints the journals Sovety deputatov trudiashchikhsia (Soviets of Working People’s Deputies), Sotsialisticheskaia zakonnost’ (Socialist Legality), Chelovek i zakon (Man and the Law), and Biulleten Verkhovnogo suda SSSR (Bulletin of the Supreme Court of the USSR), as well as the literary journals Novyi mir (New World), Druzhba narodov (Friendship of Peoples), and Inostrannaia literatura (Foreign Literature).

The total output of the printing house in 1975 was 18.1 percent greater than that of 1970, owing to increased labor productivity.


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