By G. Mirfendereski

ISBN-10: 0230107575

ISBN-13: 9780230107571

ISBN-10: 1349387118

ISBN-13: 9781349387113

In a chain of brief tales that either tell and amuse, this publication transports the reader around the windswept seashores of the Caspian Sea and offers a provocative view of the wars, peace, intrigues, and betrayals that experience formed the political geography of this crucial and risky sector. The dying of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the eclipsing of the previous Iranian-Soviet regime of the ocean have given upward thrust to new demanding situations for the nearby actors and unheard of possibilities for foreign gamers to faucet into the area's huge, immense oil and gasoline assets, 3rd in dimension in basic terms at the back of Siberia and the Persian Gulf. This booklet explores the old topics that tell and animate the extra fast and standard discussions approximately petroleum, pipelines, and ethnic clash within the Caspian sector.

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On Sunday, the Navid was made ready and at five hours before sunset the shah boarded it and proceeded to the reed-covered Torab Ghaleh Island for hunting. In part under sail and in part by oar, the boat trip ended four hours later at Anzali. The royal vacation came to an end on Monday, February 28, 1870. A small boat transported Naser ed-Din Shah to the smaller of Qoli Bekin’s steamships, all of which were on the way to Mankurdeh. At destination, the shah got into his own lotka and proceeded up the Mankur River.

He returned to Anzali just before sunset. Next day, a steamer arrived from Mazandaran, carrying mail and cargo. A couple of small boats went out to meet it and brought back the cargo that was The Royal Playground 43 destined for Anzali. The steamer then weighed anchor and continued on to Baku. On Friday and Saturday, the shah again took to the sea, boating and hunting. On Sunday, the Navid was made ready and at five hours before sunset the shah boarded it and proceeded to the reed-covered Torab Ghaleh Island for hunting.

In 1780–1781, Fathali Khan, nicknamed Baba Khan, was made ruler of Barfurush, present-day Babol, a town some 18 miles east of Amol and 25 miles west of Sari. 1 For a brief moment it looked like Persia under Fathali Shah was about to regain some measure of control along its Caspian coast and ports. ”2 As it would turn out, however, Fathali Shah’s rule would coincide with massive losses of Persian territories, including those in the Caspian region. In consequence of renewed Russian-Persian rivalry over Georgia, in 1799 Russian troops entered Tbilisi, and when Tsar Paul died, in March 1801, his successor, Alexander I (1801–1825), revived Catherine the Great’s forward policy in the Caucasus and all this ignited the Russian-Persian wars of 1804–1813.

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