Printing office  

Picture of the first printing plant in Moscow as it appeared in the 17th century. In 1553 by ukase of Tsar Ivan IV the first Russian printing plant was established. There in 1564 the kremlin clerk of the Nikoli Gostunski church, Ivan Feodorov, printed the first dated (known) Russian book, "Apostol". A very important event as the chroniclers now could reprint older works as well as print the works of such monks as Logofet. The original plant has not survived, but a new building of 1679 that was restored in the 2nd half of the 19th century has. The upper part of the facade has metal plates that give the history of printing in Russia. The lower part has sundials, which are rare in Moscow now.


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