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19th Century Russian oil exploration, illustration

19th Century Russian oil exploration, illustration

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Century Russian oil exploration. Baku, Russia (now Azerbaijan). Drilling for oil began in Baku in the mid 1800s but large-scale oil exploration started in 1872, when Russian imperial authorities auctioned the parcels of oil-rich land around Baku to private investors.

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