Goskomstat (Russian: Госкомстат, Государственный комитет по статистике, transliterated: Gosudarstvennyi komitet po statistike, or, in English, the State Committee for Statistics) was the centralised agency dealing with
statisticsin the Soviet Union. Goskomstat was created in 1987 to replace the Central Statistical Administration. While maintaining the same basic functions in the collection, analysis, and publication and distribution of state statistics, including economic, social, and population statistics. This renaming amounted to a formal demotion of the status of the agency.
In addition to overseeing the collection and evaluation of state statistics, Goskomstat (and its predecessors) was responsible for planning and carrying out the population and housing censuses. It carried out seven such censuses, in 1926, 1937, 1939, 1959, 1970, 1979, and 1989.
House No. 31, on Ulitsa Myasnitskaya,
Tsentrosoyuz building, home to Goskomstat, was designed by the Swiss-born architect, Le Corbusier.
Russian Federal Service of State Statistics (Rosstat) is its successor in modern Russia.
* [http://www.gks.ru/eng/history/5.asp Federal State Statistics - Soviet period of activity]
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