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Karakalpakstan - in the shadow of a disappearing sea

June 28th 2007
After having left Turkmenistan, I found myself in a quite deserted spot in Uzbekistan: Konye Urgench in the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, which covers the North Western part of the country. Its capital is Nukus, a quite unimpressive town with an extraordinary art museum and an omnipresent heritage of the Soviet Union. The city was an outpost of the Union where biological warfare was deve ... read more
Asia » Uzbekistan » Khiva

Uzbekistani Flag Russia conquered Uzbekistan in the late 19th century. Stiff resistance to the Red Army after World War I was eventually suppressed and a socialist republic set up in 1924. During the Soviet era, intensive production of "white gold" (cotton) and grain... ... read more
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