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Oct/17

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Walk around the center of Almaty

Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of about 1.7 million people. It is the only city in the country with a population of more than a million people.

The city is located at the foot of the Zailiysky Alatau Mountains in the extreme south-east of the republic. Let’s walk through the central part of Almaty on a nice summer day. Photos by: Sergey Rubtsov.

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Monument of Independence of Kazakhstan.

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Children on horseback symbolize the youth and great future of Kazakhstan.

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Akimat (administration) of Almaty.

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Monument “Dawn of Independence” dedicated to popular protests against the Communist Party in Almaty in December 1986.

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Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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Huge glass buildings of banks.

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On the streets you can see a lot of different monuments.

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Such picturesque painted boulders can be found throughout the city.

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Camels are very popular in Kazakhstan.

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There are a lot of monuments made in apple motifs because “almaty” means an “apple-tree city”.

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Park in honor of Mahatma Gandhi. Almaty is a very green city with a lot of parks.

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Central Mosque of Almaty.

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Circus.

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Kazakh State Academic Drama Theater.

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Theater for Young People.

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Palace of Schoolchildren looking from afar like a mosque.

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TV tower in Almaty.

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