This is a cartoon from the Tajik language satirical magazine Khorpushtak ("Hedgehog"), from the April 1956 issue. The fish living in the Vakhsh river, in the south of the country, where a large dam project was then underway, place a telephone call to those living in the Kairakkum reservoir, artificially created by a dam inaugurated that month (April 1956) on the Syr Darya river. The text accompanying the cartoon reads: 'In the Vakhsh: [fish speaking] "The river has become very noisy and busy. Could we move over to your place?" In Kairakkum: [other fish speaking, sarcastically] “Welcome, light of my life, at your service!”
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