Written: Written on December 18 (31), 1917
Published: First published in part in 1958 in the book: O deyatelnosti V. I. Lenina, v 1917–1922 (Activities Of V. I. Lenin in 1917–1922), Moscow. Published in full in 1965 in Collected Works, Fifth Ed., Vol. 50. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 50b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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18. XII. 1917
I recommend to you the bearer, Comrade Solovyov ( telephone 265–24), an expert on the oil industry and the author of a plan for nationalisation. He should be used!
I gave his memorandum (on the oil industry) to Shlyapnikov. There is a copy for you too (Shlyapnikov has it).
 In his memorandum addressed to Lenin, A. S. Solovyov drew attention to the Ukhta oilfields and asked that an order be issued to have them inspected and exploited. He enclosed with the memo a detailed description of the qualities of the Ukhta oil based on analyses of it.
Today, the Ukhta district (Komi A.S.S.R.) has a well-developed oil industry, with enterprises for oil extraction and processing.