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Aral Sea

The Aral Sea is synonymous with the environmental disaster caused by bad decisions, aimed at food production. Namely, during the 1960s, the Soviet government diverted the Syr-Darya and Amu-Darya rivers for irrigation purposes. This decision led to the once fourth-largest lake in the world shrink below 10 percent of its size. In the place that used to be the bottom of the lake, the Aralkum Desert was created. Recently, steps have been made to revitalize the lake, and the results of these efforts are slowly showing. Therefore, it is an ideal opportunity to visit this lake, which once saved the Soviets from starvation with their fish.

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