international magazine
06 / 2013

The Caspian road fateful curves

Having a rich history, Caspian Sea region was from the ancient times on the crossroads of civilizations. The classic historic records make mention of the region entwining the fate and fortunes of Turkic, Slavic and Iranian tribes and nations. And if earlier the «invisible hand of history» brought together Caspian region inhabitants' interests, then nowadays the area is regarded a bone of discord causing a «clash of interests» both of the neighboring and even remoter nations.