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Bnito (from Russian "Batumskoye Neftepromyshlennoye i Torgovoye Obschestvo", "Батумское нефтепромышленное и торговое общество"), or the Caspian and Black Sea Oil Company, was an oil business founded in 1883[1] by Alphonse Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of France.[2]

In 1911, the company was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell.

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  1. ^ Julian Evans (May 13, 2006). "Stalin and a giant moustache". The Times.
  2. ^ Michael P. Croissant, Bülent Aras (1999). Oil and geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region. Praeger Publishers. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-275-96395-8.