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By G. Mirfendereski

In a chain of brief tales that either tell and amuse, this e-book transports the reader around the windswept seashores of the Caspian Sea and offers a provocative view of the wars, peace, intrigues, and betrayals that experience formed the political geography of this significant and risky sector. The loss of life of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the eclipsing of the previous Iranian-Soviet regime of the ocean have given upward thrust to new demanding situations for the nearby actors and extraordinary possibilities for overseas avid gamers to faucet into the area's huge, immense oil and gasoline assets, 3rd in dimension purely in the back of Siberia and the Persian Gulf. This ebook explores the historic issues that tell and animate the extra instant and popular discussions approximately petroleum, pipelines, and ethnic clash within the Caspian quarter.

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The Bay of Astarabad also offered suitable, if not ideal, topographical conditions for marauders to exploit. 6 In the middle years of the 1830s, the Turkmens’ acts of maritime depredation increased considerably. Almost every night, they would descend on a part of the coast in their karaji, raid villages, and take hostages. The governor of Astarabad had no maritime capability of his own to chase after the marauders. On land, his forces would chase the Turkmens into the hills when they could, but to no avail, because the inhabitants of the hills would not cooperate with the authorities.

This one, commanded by Vladimir Jinski, sailed south, passing Little Ashuradeh at starboard and following in the wake of a steamship that belonged to a scientific mission engaged in plumbing the depths of the Caspian. The wind died suddenly and the water grew shallower and the barqa came to anchor at some distance from the coast. Mir Baba got into a kolaza, a flatbottom boat pushed along with the help of long poles, and went ashore to arrange for 40 A Diplomatic History of the Caspian Sea the horses that were to transport Melgunov to Qara Tappeh the next day.

Four hours before sunset, the shah’s lotka reached Anzali ahead of the others. He took advantage of his early arrival and ascended to the top of the as-yet-unfinished observation tower that was being built on five wooden stilts. ” In the distance, off Anzali, awaited two Russian steamers, ready to transport the shah and his court to Russia. One ship was called the Constantine and it was to carry the shah and some 39 or so of his entourage. ” The other steamer, the Baron Tikki, was to transport the other members of the royal party, upward of 30 people and 4 horses.

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