Second Baku

Second Baku

 

a widely used name for the Volga-Urals Petroleum and Gas Region, put into production under Soviet power. The second (after Baku) major center of the USSR petroleum industry was created with the exploitation of the oil fields between the Volga and the Urals. Beginning in the 1950’s, the Second Baku Region led the USSR in the amount of petroleum production (71.5 percent in 1965), but, with the exploitation of the newly discovered oil fields in Western Siberia on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, the Second Baku percentage began to drop (58.6 percent in 1970) although there was an absolute production increase.

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with photos) BAKU, Oct 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Director General and Board Chairman Mubarak Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah met here Saturday with Director General of Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency Aslan Ahmad Aslanov on the sideline of the second Baku International Humanitarian Forum, held here on October 3rd and will concluded today.
Keeping the country's democratic system intact and respecting its constitution have been two solid foundations that have enabled the State of Kuwait to safeguard its political stability amidst challenges seen across the Middle East," the senior official said during a meeting with a media Kuwaiti delegation on the fringes of the second Baku International Humanitarian Forum.