British Lion and Russian Bear of The Great Game


British Empire and Russian Empire were trying to control Central Asia and Afghanistan  was one of the most important places of this conflict.  This cartoon by Sir John Tenniel ( English illustrator, graphic humourist and political cartoonist ) tells us about the situation of the local rulers during "The Great Game" years. Here we see the Afghan Emir Sheikh Ali Khan with his "friends" Russia and Great Britain.

It was published in Punch magazine, 30 November, 1878

British Lion and Russian Bear of The Great Game

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