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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 56. 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/6471.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 56. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6471

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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
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  • Natural resources
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  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
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Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript or the question of the species of trees predominating in our forests, and so on. Without possessing correct scientific data on these questions, we cannot work out a proper plan for the utilisation of our forests, or the constant renewal of our forest wealth. It has been tentatively estimated that the total resources of the forests of the U.S.S.R. are equal to 18 billion tons of fuel, while the average annual increment has been estimated at 315 million tons, of which about 62 million tons of fuel were allocated to the European part of our Union. All these figures are of highly doubtful character, due to the meagre scientific data available on the subject. Scientific investigation may have all kinds of surprises in store for us, upsetting all our present calculations. Such is the state of our knowledge concerning the power resources of our Soviet Union. It is a highly unsatisfactory picture. Mineral Wealth of the U.S.S.R. We shall deal first with our ore resources, and then with non-ore mineral resources. As I have already taken up a good deal of time, I shall be more brief in this part of my address, which is devoted mainly to the most important ores of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Metal is the foundation of our present civilisation (the Iron Age). Metal is at the very root of our socialist construction, which produces not only commodities for consumption but also the means of production, machines of various kinds which, to use a metaphorical phrase of Lenin's, are the "machine slaves" of modern culture. Therefore, not only iron but also all metals connected with the metallurgy of iron, such as manganese, chromium, tungsten, nickel, molybdenum, are of tremendous importance to us. Since our present period, the Soviet period, is one of electrification and aviation, it is highly 54