V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written on June 18, 1918
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the text of the telegraph form signed by Lenin.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, pages 107b-108a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Via Astrakhan and Kushka, to be transmitted
by radio-telegraph

So far there has been no decree on nationalisation of the oil industry.[1] We intend decreeing nationalisation of   the oil industry towards the close of the navigational season. For the time being we are organising a state monopoly of trade in oil products. Take all measures for the speediest shipment of oil products to the Volga. Report daily to the Chief Oil Committee on the position of the oil industry.

Chairman, Council of People’s Commissars


[1] The Decree on the Nationalisation of the Oil Industry was adopted by the Council of People’s Commissars on June 20, 1918.

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