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Migration of Kazakhs

Migration of Kazakhs

On the verge of 19th and 20th centuries, an unknown author has photographed one of the main events in Kazakh village’s life.

Forgotten Rites

Forgotten Rites

Interesting wedding tradition, captured in the pictures, called “Kempir Oldi” – “The death of an old woman”.

The mudflows on Issyk Lake

The mudflows on Issyk Lake

The photograph illustrates the aftermath of the disaster that occurred in 55 kilometres from the centre of the Soviet Kazakhstan.

The First Train to Alma-Ata

The First Train to Alma-Ata

According to national tradition, the steam engine has passed through the arch, symbolizing the yurt, while the hair fetter was cut.