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When Rob Ferguson went off to the 5 former Soviet 'Stans of crucial Asia to paintings on a venture to save lots of the swiftly disappearing Aral Sea, he anticipated to have demanding situations and adventures, yet he did not expect finishing up a suspect in a brutal homicide research. Dancing with Vodka Terrorists is a tragicomic farce and an engrossing real-life mystery advised with panache and wry humour and stars a extraordinary forged of corrupt apparatchiks, jolly experts, devious autocrats and a bewitching belly-dancer who finally ends up gutted in a bath. one way or the other Ferguson survives all of it, wit nonetheless intact.

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Dancing with the Vodka Terrorists. Misadventures in the 'Stans

Whilst Rob Ferguson went off to the 5 former Soviet 'Stans of critical Asia to paintings on a undertaking to avoid wasting the quickly disappearing Aral Sea, he anticipated to have demanding situations and adventures, yet he did not expect finishing up a suspect in a brutal homicide research. Dancing with Vodka Terrorists is a tragicomic farce and an engrossing real-life mystery advised with panache and wry humour and stars a extraordinary forged of corrupt apparatchiks, jolly specialists, devious autocrats and a bewitching belly-dancer who finally ends up gutted in a bath.

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Bozie’s keeping me to himself at the moment. ” The experts call the Aral Sea’s slow death “a creeping environmental disaster,” although 40 years in the sea’s 35,000-year life is barely a blink. Milestones have marked its downfall. The first was reached around 1975 when production peaked; it became impossible to grow any more cotton in the Aral Sea basin as all available land was already in production. And as nearly half of this land was dangerously saline, overall production began to decline. Then, in 1982, not one drop of Amu Darya water reached the Aral Sea for the first time; the cotton fields and the sun had sucked it all up.

Dancing with the vodka terrorists [electronic resource]: misadventures in the ’Stans / Rob Ferguson. Published in 2003 under title: The devil and the disappearing sea: a true story about the Aral Sea catastrophe; published in 2004 under title: The devil and the disappearing sea, or, How I tried to stop the world’s worst ecological catastrophe. Includes bibliographical references. Electronic monograph. Issued also in print format. ISBN 978-1-927403-25-9 (EPUB) 1. –Travel–Uzbekistan. 2. Environmental degradation–Aral Sea Region (Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan).

Bozov leaped from his chair to hug a wild-eyed man with a pockmarked face standing in the doorway. Nadir also hugged him. Bozov introduced him as an old crony and member of the Kazakh public awareness team. “The Kazakhs have the very best team,” raved Bozov. I shook the man’s clammy hand and he wouldn’t let go. His vodka breath wheezed in my face. “Very important that you must to be Mr. ” he said in English. I glanced at Nadir, who rolled his eyes. He was the first of a series of men who filed in that morning; Bozov had apparently ordered them all to come.

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