Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Image 17
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 17. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6432.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 17. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6432

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939, The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 17, 1932, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed January 27, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6432.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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
Use and Reproduction In Copyright: This item is protected by copyright. Copyright to this resource is held by the creator or current rights holder, and the resource is provided here for educational purposes. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without permission of the copyright owner. Users assume full responsibility for any infringement of copyright or related rights.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Image 17
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_1800818_016.jpg
Transcript Now, after the trial of the Industrial Party, we know why Ramzin was so anxious to save our oil reserves. Intervention and the overthrow of the power of the Soviets and of the workers and peasants were going to be paid with our oil deposits, among other items. That is why he was so anxious to save our wealth in oil. In assaying our mineral wealth and the degree of its utilisation the basic postulate to guide us should be the proper study of mineral beds, the depth of deposits and their physical and chemical properties. This in turn calls for the proper and rational organisation of geological research and surveys of prospecting expeditions to explore useful minerals. At the present time there is a colossal discrepancy between the crying demands of the country for geological service and the gratification of these demands by our geological institutions, which showed themselves to be unprepared to cope with the tasks set them by the country which is building Socialism. I am inclined to attribute this to historical reasons, to a baneful legacy bequeathed us by the pre-revolutionary past of our country. Until 1912 the entire Geological Committee consisted of a force of only 11 or 12 geologists spread over the huge territory of the Russian Empire, while its budget amounted to some fifty thousand rubles. After the reforms of 1912 the corps of geologists was increased to 50 and the budget was raised to 250,000 rubles. Furthermore, a like sum was appropriated to be used as a special fund for carrying on prospecting in oil, coal and mineral areas. Altogether, the funds at the disposal of the Geological Committee did not exceed half a million. Geological service was even more poorly organised in other state institutions, while the formation of geological 15