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Caspian sea / Astrakhan region / Vyshka lighthouse at sunset

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Due to falling water levels, the lighthouse is now about 25 km (15 mi) from the open waters of the sea, so it no longer has any navigational value. Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 the station was used as a border guard station; currently it serves as the headquarters of Russia's Caspian coast guard.
Author of the photo: Sergey Dolya

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Album name:mitko / Caspian sea coast of Russia
Current status (active, not active, museum etc):Inactive since 1928 (?)
Height of the tower, m:60
Coordinates (in any format):45.603515,47.638803
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Date added:Jul 20, 2017
Keywords:Astrakhan ; Volga ; Caspian sea ; Russia ; Sunset
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