ST.-PETERSBOURG. Action de 150 Rbls. red, black. #110000. No 106353. Formed in 1896 as successor to a 1855 company of similar name. As such, one of the oldest gold mining companies of Russia. Mines in north-eastern Siberia on the Lena River (Olekminsk District in Yakutia). Known as "Len'soloto" with up to 6000 workers. In 1902/03 for instance, this company produced 3,5 tons of pure gold, which was 50% of the total gold production of all mines in Siberia. Text in Russian and French. The mines were the site of the famous Lena massacre, of 1912. The miners, made desperate by merciless exploitation by the company, with long hours and appalling conditions, struck. This led to military intervention; with, according to some reports, as many as 250 dead. This led to a wave of strikes across the country, and contributed to the strength of feeling which brought about the Revolution 5 years later.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINES
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