Kazakhstan. Aralsk. Town hall. Painting of the Aral Sea and the harbour in 1950- 1960. The drawing shows the sea and its water before the the world's man-made environmental disaster with the dried up Aral Sea due to overuse of water resources during the time of former Soviet Union. The causes were human and environmental effects of industrial pollution with consequences for the Aral sea to dry up. © 2008 Didier Ruef ..... ..