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The history of relations between the people of Kazakhstan and Croatia dates back to the times of the Silk Road through which trade caravans from China and Central Asia transported silk, wool, fabrics, jewellery and other goods to Europe.
In the 13th century, the brothers Niccolo and Maffeo Polo travelled as merchants through the lands of southwestern Kazakhstan, visiting the Ustyurt plateau, the Syrdarya and Amudarya river valleys and the ancient Kazakh cities of Otrar and Almalyk. Niccolo’s son, the great explorer Marco Polo, native of the Croatian island …read more
Source: The Astana Times