- January 10, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – IR
Context – Lukoil boasts production milestone at Caspian Sea field
Is the Caspian Sea a sea?
- The Caspian has been called a sea since its discovery and first description in ancient times. The bordering states – Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan – call it a sea in their respective languages.
- Yet the Caspian Sea has some unique features that make its identity problematic. It is an inland sea that can only be accessed through Russia’s Volga River and the canals connecting it to the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Sea of Azov. It is supplied by freshwater sources and has no salt-water connection to the open seas of the world.
- The determinations of the U.N. Group of Experts on Geographical Names have no legal status.