By G. Mirfendereski
In a sequence of brief tales that either tell and amuse, this e-book transports the reader around the windswept beaches of the Caspian Sea and gives a provocative view of the wars, peace, intrigues, and betrayals that experience formed the political geography of this significant and risky area. The death of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the eclipsing of the outdated Iranian-Soviet regime of the ocean have given upward thrust to new demanding situations for the local actors and unheard of possibilities for overseas gamers to faucet into the area's huge, immense oil and fuel assets, 3rd in measurement in simple terms at the back of Siberia and the Persian Gulf. This ebook explores the old issues that tell and animate the extra instant and everyday discussions approximately petroleum, pipelines, and ethnic clash within the Caspian area.
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Many of these were built out of reed, with some being in part from plaster or mud; only seven were built of wood. Most of the buildings, however, were used as storage for the naval station. The family dwellings were located on the north end of the island, including the residence of the commander-in-chief of the naval station, which sat in the northwest of the island; its entrance was adorned with canons. The bachelors were quartered in reed huts on the southeast end of the island, or on board of ships, or at the detention post at the east end of the island, where the Turkmen marauders were held captive.
Having lit a fire on shore, the Aras sent out a dinghy to fetch Holmes. The dinghy, however, could not reach the shore, as the water was less than a foot deep. So, Holmes was transported on the back of sailors to the dinghy, then transferred to the escort ship, Aras, which then sailed to the Kama just in time for Holmes to have dinner with the admiral. After sharing an excellent meal with the admiral, Holmes spent the night on the Kama and on the next day visited the admiral on board the Aras, which, after breakfast, set sail for Gaz to drop off Holmes.
Holmes, an English traveler, who visited the place within the year of Du Gamel’s arrival, the numerous sick had been housed in two tents; some were convalescing, some were near death, and some were dead already waiting to be transported to the graveyard located on the western end of the island. Great Ashuradeh being devoid of any significant habitation, amenities on the island were slow to develop. Eventually, a bakery and a stand or two manned by Turkmen traders came to take their place near the mounds of Russian and English coal placed on the island for fueling.
A Diplomatic History of the Caspian Sea: Treaties, Diaries, and Other Stories by G. Mirfendereski