Archive of Arts & Culture

Alzhir Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism

On May the 31st, 2007, the Alzhir Museum opened at the location of the former Akmolinsky camp of “Wives of the traitors of the Motherland.” It memorializes the tragic events of Soviet rule, including the dark times of the 1930s – 1950s. The year 2007 was chosen as the museum’s opening date for its meaning

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Atameken: A Walking Map of Kazakhstan

Don’t have time to travel through all of Kazakhstan? Then stroll through the “Atameken,” a 1.7 hectare, outdoor map you can walk through that essentially is an outdoor museum feting the country’s history, culture and development. See miniaturizations of every Kazakh city, including famous buildings, cultural icons, markets, and mountains – even the famous Cosmodrome

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Arts of Kazakhstan

Abai Kazakh State Opera and Ballet Theatre

The opera singers and ballet performers who fill this classic Italian building are among the celebrated masters of their crafts as well young performers who have already be recognized in prestigious international competitions. The theatre itself was created in 1934 from a musical studio and the building is depicted on Kazakhstan’s 2000 tenge note.

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