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Hazrat Sultan Mosque at dusk - Kazakhstan  
   

Hazrat Sultan Mosque at dusk - Kazakhstan

The largest mosque in Central Asia.
A Modern Miracle

June 21st 2013
I doubt that there has been a more dramatic transformation of a city in modern times than Astana. In 1997, after a declaration from President Nursultan Nazarbaev three years earlier, Astana replaced Almaty as Kazakhstan’s capital, and since that time a building project of monumental proportions has been undertaken. Based on the grand design of Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, everything is pla ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan » Astana

Kazakhstani Flag Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. D... ... read more
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