Review on the book: Matveichuk A.A. Essays of history of Russian oil industry. Moscow: drevlekhranilishche, 2020, 346 p.

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A high appraisal of the monograph devoted to the history of the Russian oil industry is given. The main lines of its development and the employment issue are analyzed. The significant author’s contribution to the objective elucidation of the key topics according to the history of the oil industry, among them a lot of under investigated and argumentative issues, is detected.

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V. N. Kuryatnikov

Samara State Technical University,

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4801-4415

Doctor of Historical Sciences, associate professor, professor, Department of Sociology, Political Science and National History


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