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Eternal flame and sculpture dedicated to the fallen at the 28 Panfilov Heroes Memorial Park, Almaty  
   

Eternal flame and sculpture dedicated to the fallen at the 28 Panfilov Heroes Memorial Park, Almaty

Қазақстан (1/2): Almaty & around

April 21st 2015
I flew with Air Astana to Kazakhstan. The local carrier has most of its fleet registered on our neighbouring island of Aruba, with the code “P4”. Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan and the former capital with about 1.5 million people. Astana is the capital since 1997 but I did not go there because it’s the second coldest capital in the world and I’m not really friends with the cold. ... read more
Asia » Kazakhstan » East Kazakhstan » Almaty

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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