Podcast: Who Drained Russia’s Vast Aral Sea?

To answer the question, it was the Soviet Union, that’s who.  The Aral Sea is actually situated in Central Asia, between Northern Uzbekistan and Southern Kazakhstan.  Once the fourth largest freshwater lake in the world, the vanishing Aral Sea is now nearly empty, thanks to a flawed, decades-old, Soviet-engineered desert irrigation program.

Beached ships in the dry Aral Sea
Beached ships in the dry Aral Sea
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