On the verge of 19th and 20th centuries, an unknown author has photographed one of the main events in Kazakh village’s life.
Interesting wedding tradition, captured in the pictures, called “Kempir Oldi” – “The death of an old woman”.
Konstantin von Kauffman was an outstanding Russian military leader.
The photograph illustrates the aftermath of the disaster that occurred in 55 kilometres from the centre of the Soviet Kazakhstan.
Kazakh housewives utilized some handy materials for soap making – ash and animals’ bones.
According to national tradition, the steam engine has passed through the arch, symbolizing the yurt, while the hair fetter was cut.
The photograph was taken in Semipalatinsk region that back then was a part of the Western Siberia governorate general.
This photo taken in 1958 reminds us how the all-union construction brigade movement was born.
In the 19th century, geological prospecting in Kazakhstan was carried out blindly and with numerous interruptions occurring due to the disappearance of the seams.
For many Turkic peoples, shamans were held in great respect.