Leaning his broad back against the mainmast, sits a stalwart youth, his cheeks still hairless, wearing a white linen shirt and blue Persian trousers; he has full red lips, the clear, pale-blue eyes of a child, that shine with the intoxication of young joy.
They are glad to be going home with substantial earnings in their pockets, and they are romping on the deck like bears.
Apart from that, a park has been built in the center of Astrakhan which is dedicated to friendship between the two countries.
During , the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the running from Astrakhan to was to be the eastern limit of German military operation and occupation.
Astrakhan was formerly the capital of the a remnant of the , and was located on the higher right bank of the Volga, 7 miles 11 km from the present-day city.
The height of this sand dune is about 20 meters.