Photos Kazakhstan
Photos Kazakhstan

Almaty - Almaty World War II memorial

Large sculpture that is part of the World War II memorial depicting a Red Army horseman

Almaty - Almaty World War II memorial

Large sculpture that is part of the World War II memorial depicting a Red soldier and civilians

Almaty - Almaty house of officers

The former house of officers building close to the giant World War II memorial

Almaty - Afghanistan memorial

Afghanistan war memorial, with one soldier carrying a SVD Dragunov sniper rifle

Almaty - ZiS-3 76 mm field gun

A ZiS-3 76 mm field gun, guarding the entrance of Panfilov Park

Almaty - Independence monument

The Independence monument with the mythical Golden Warrior and a Snow leopard

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 1

The Persians surrender to Scythian queen Tomyris after she defeated Cyrus the Great on the battlefield

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 2

The Kazakhs Turkic ancestors who are poets, astronomers and musicians migrate to the great steppes of Kazakhstan

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 3

Kazakhstan becomes the center of the great Mongol empire under Genghis Khan (center figure)

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 4

The Mongol empire has disappeared during the 15th century and Kazakh ruler Abul Khair Khan is now in charge

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 5

Kazakh Batyrs led by Kahn Ablai Khan defeat the invading Dzungars

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 6

Kazakhstan is now part of the Russian Empire, the Kazakhs pack up their Yurts and give up their nomadic life

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 7

Kazakhstan is briefly independence but then gets drawn in the Bolshevik revolution and becomes a Soviet republic

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 8

The people of the Kazakh SSR fought on the front and worked in the factories during the Great Patriotic War

Almaty - Bronze bas-relief panel 9

The 1986 Jeltoqsan riots in Alma-Ata, in response to Gorbachev's dismissal of Dinmukhamed Konayev

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