The Caspian Sea by Chloe Dewe Mathews

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A mother and daugher sit on the artifical sea wall in Astara, near ther border with Iran. The Caspian Sea borders are still unresolved between these two countries, almost twenty years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Both countries claim ownership of lucrative oil fields in the southern waters, which has led to a series of confrontations, as each side has forged exploritory missions to profit from the region.