Bitter – Not Sweet: Russia Gave Kazakhstan Lake On Border
Russia and Kazakhstan carried out an updated demarcation of the border. As a result, Russia gave to Kazakhstan Lake “Sladkoe” (sweet – name of lake), which was partially located on the territory of Kazakhstan.
“Part of the lake was already on the territory of Kazakhstan, it was easier to move this part. In our country this lake is uncharted, only nature decorates, this demarcation does not affect economic activities. In our area there is a lake “Gorkoe” (bitter – name of lake) – here it is curative. And Lake “Sladkoe” is half-lake-half-hollow, completely useless,” the head of the administration of the Kupinsky district of the bordering Novosibirsk region Vladimir Shubnikov told a local correspondent.
The lake is located 20 kilometers from the regional center of Kupino. Near it there is another Lake “Sladkoe” on the territory of Kazakhstan, as well as two “Bitter” Lakes and two “Salty”.
What is noteworthy, such redistribution of territory happened after a telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, which was held yesterday, August 14.