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    Almaty

    by perfil Updated Jan 24, 2004

    Almaty means "father of apples". The city was buit in 1854 as a Russian fortress called Verniy. It is still a very Russian city. Even though the capital of Kazakhstan has been recently transferred to unwelcome northern city of Astana, Almaty remains social, cultural and business center of the country.

    The cathedral was built by Andrei Zenkov in 1907.
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    They were purged and executed...

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    They were purged and executed when Soviet power became complete in the mid 20's. Then, the remaining nomad Kazaks were forced into collective farms. Hundreds of thousands of them resisted, killed their herds and died of famine and disease.

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    People

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    The religious and cultural differences between the two communities are significant and there is no common national perception or identity. More than a million of the better educated slav have left. Nazarbaiev rules with an iron hand, in 1995 he won a referendum extending his tenure until 2001. The economy has been largely privatized but it is now controlled by seven big holdings with very close ties to the government.

    This Gorky Park had all the trimmings, shaded lanes to stroll in, a zoo, rides and games for the children, cafes, bars and shashlick stands.

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    When the former Soviet Union...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    When the former Soviet Union fell apart, Moscow found itself with its largest cosmodrome in a foreign country. The cosmodrome is indeed large: it’s spread across 7360 square km. The name Baikonur is misleading. In fact, the cosmodrome is located near the village of Tyuratam and the city of Leninsk, about 380 km southwest of the old city of Baikonur. Construction of the first building in the Kazak steppe started 1955. All Russian manned space flights took off at Baiconur, including the legendary Juri Gagarin in April 1961. The foto shows a launch pad built in 1957 - and still in use!

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    Those who is fond of art can...

    by rythm_divine Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Those who is fond of art can enjoy the variety of exhbitions, museums. There's a big national museum of Kosteev. During the World War 2nd lots of masterpieces of russian fine art from Moscow & St. Petersburg were brought here for safety & most of them you can see in this museum.
    There's also a huge National Historical museum where you can see the evolution from the prehistorical times, you'll definitly like it

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    Visit the orthodoxal Cathedral...

    by rythm_divine Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Visit the orthodoxal Cathedral
    It's very beautiful inside,there you can see the saint golden ikons.This building is made without a one nail & it's among very few buildings which survived after the earthquake about 70 years ago.Locals consider it to be a real saint place.
    Women are not allowed to come in with uncovered head.

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    You know, in our country in...

    by Lyalka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You know, in our country in ancient times was very popular to hunt with a falkon.
    In our time that tradition remained!!!!!
    So lot of travelers and ordinary citizens of my country are going to the falconry. The most popular falcon in our country is falcon - balopan. But now it's ward to found that bird in the world of wild nature. So this kind of burd was registrated into 'The Red Book of Kazakhstan'

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    And this is one of pleaces of...

    by Lyalka Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    And this is one of pleaces of interst.
    It is one of the world's biggest mountain skating rink 'MEDEO'. It is situated in the tract 'Medeo' in the hight 1691m above sea level.
    It was constract in 1972. Before that time it was naturral skating rink :)))))).
    The area of the rink is 10.5 thousand square meters.
    In winter people like to skate there and in summer here pass an international music festival ' The voice of ASIA', where came singers all over the world.

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    In the cenrte of the New...

    by Lyalka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In the cenrte of the New square in Almaty situated memorial, dedicated to 'independance' of the country.
    There you could find the print of someone hand and if it will coincide with your hand, your could make a wish .....hope that it will fullfilled:)))))

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    In the west of the country...

    by Lyalka Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In the west of the country situated one of the oldest cities (1500years)in the country and i think all over the world. It named Turkestan.
    It is one of places of interest in Kazakhstan
    Here you could see some photos of Turkestan

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    My precious wife! The status...

    by catdockev Written Aug 24, 2002

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    My precious wife! The status simble of golden or silver teeth is really something to see, it adds a robocop feel to all of Central Asia. Be sure and see the statue of the golden man, found in Khazakhstan, it is from the bronze age. Some of the villages in the south east are still Uighar. The Uighars have gone in and out of rule in this area throughout history. Today they are a minority. Stop at a restaurant in an Uighar village for Lahgman soup.

    Kazakh with gold teeth

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    Chimbulak

    by lalikes Written Sep 20, 2010

    You can go skiing in the winter but we just took the ride up on the ski lift. The town in preparing for 2011 winter games so it was under construction, dusty and dirty in early September 2010.

    Heading up VT Top of the mountain The construction going on

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    The Ramstore is a must!

    by greatlakes1972 Written Feb 17, 2005

    If you're in Almaty and are in need of some western-type foods or products make sure to visit the Ramstore (Pamctop). They have most everything that a western grocer would.

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    AlmatyThe Zenkov Cathedral,...

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Almaty

    The Zenkov Cathedral, completely built of wood in 1904 was used as a concert hall in soviet times and returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1995.

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    Park and Lake

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    A walk at the park made me feel so peaceful and quiet down journey in the city. Of course a nap in the part would be better to reflash you as well.

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