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During Soviet times the volume of production of salt in Kyzylorda oblast of Kazakhstan reached 600,000 tons annually, ensuring the needs of all 15 republics of the USSR.

Today the region produces about 250,000 tons of salt that is used only for the needs of domestic market. Salt reserves in this area are about 11 million tons, enough to continue production for the next 40-50 years. Photos by voxpopuli.kz

Salt production, the Aral Sea area, Kazakhstan view 1

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The following video report was captured by ABC Australia on the shores of Aral Sea and in Aralsk city. The story is about the present and the possible future of Aral Sea that almost disappeared during the Soviet times.

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