First published in 1942 in Lenin Miscellany XXXIV.
Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 357a.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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14. III. 1920
Raskolnikov and Kirov
Your plans are based on deep water shipment, but Babkin proposes that the oil be transported by way of Belinskaya Bank, in shallow water off shore, so that the enemy fleet can neither capture nor sink it. With a draught of from 4 to 5 quarters he names as suitable the steamships Jambai, Ukno, Ratmir, Lev, Neva, Lyubimy, Kirghiz, Alexander, and the barges Pluto, Apollo, Medusa, Rusalka, Valeria, Stephania and others. Pumping over at Belinskaya Bank. He believes that in this way it is possible to transport 320,000 in one trip and 1,600,000 a month. Report your opinion.
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