The Aral Sea in Central Asia is a man-made ecological disaster. Once the fourth largest inland sea in the world, it has almost completely dried up, and toxins once settled on the bottom now blow in the wind. It has also created a mystery: lower lake levels have exposed ancient irrigation systems and mausoleums surrounded by settlements (some remains of which are still under water), built during the late #MiddleAges. This means that in certain parts of the Aral, lake levels during 13th-14th century must have been lower.
The Aral Sea was once the fourth largest in the world, but it has now nearly disappeared. What does the Kremlin have to do with the problem?