Idea #639 – Looking at the Aral Sea cemetery in Moynaq
Moynaq is an ancient port in the south of the Aral Sea, formerly with an active economy related to fishing and canning. Following Lenin’s orders, the fishermen of Moynaq played a large role in the fight against the Russian famine of 1921-1922. Today, Moynaq is one of the witnesses of the environmental disaster suffered by the region because of the withdrawal of the Aral Sea, which lies some 35 km to the north and has not been visible on the horizon since. the old port. A “cemetery of boats”, including a dozen rusted carcasses, and a small museum attest to the extent of the current disaster and past wealth. Incredible, for once we dive on wrecks … without water.
Where is it ?
Moynaq, Aral Sea, République du Karakalpakstan