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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 11. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 23, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6426.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 11. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6426

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939, The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 11, 1932, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed September 23, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6426.

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Transcript of internal combustion motors and automobiles, benzine had no uses, as its application in pharmacy was rather negligible. Today, it is a most valuable product, especially in connection with the development of aviation. The distillation of benzine by crude methods no longer satisfies the huge demand. Recently, an epoch-making method of petroleum conversion has been developed, an entirely new branch in the oil industry, the cracking process, which has multiplied the output of benzine many times. Owing to the steady growth in the demand for liquid fuel, lubricants, etc., the utilisation of coal is taking a different turn. We now see the liquefaction of coal becoming an important process, as is the manufacture of artificial, synthetic oil. In this connection we note the growing importance of our deposits of combustible shales, the exploitation of which was furiously opposed some five or six years ago by one of the most notorious enemies of the toilers of the Soviet Union, one who at the time wielded a tremendous influence on our industrial managers. Thus, times do change in the process of the dialectical development of social life which is the function of relationships in production. Old Hellenic myths tell us that in the blissful Olympian days the goddesses fell out among themselves over the apple of Paris; today we find the bourgeois Olympus ready to shed and actually shedding rivers of blood for the black, filthy lucre called coal and oil. In the course of the latest blood bath, which for some reason has been termed the Great War, these worshippers of the golden calf destroyed 23 million human lives, and now, as though nothing had happened, they are chanting hymns of peace and good will on earth, an earth drenched with the sweat and blood of the workers, while preparing, for a new 9