The Old Man and The Aral Sea

PONARS Eurasia
26 Jul 2019

(RFE/RL) Now 90 years old, Omirzak Doszhanov was a fisherman on the Aral Sea before most of it dried into a dust bowl in one of the world's greatest environmental disasters. He remembers the sea's Soviet heyday and prays for it to return to it's former glory. Azattyq (Kazakh Service of RFE/RL) presents a documentary of Assylkhan Mamashuly about the story of Aral told by a fisherman.