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Tian Shan mountains wonderful time-lapse

Mountains occupy less than 10% of Kazakhstan territory located mainly in the east and south-east of the country. There are, however, the mountain elevations in the central regions, in the far west and even in the northern regions, but all of them are low mountains, not even reaching 1000 meters above the sea level.

The really high mountains are Tian Shan mountains located in the south and south-east and Altai mountains located in the east of Kazakhstan. Tian Shan mountains are known for the variety of landscapes and their ecosystems contain more than half of the biological diversity of Kazakhstan.

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The beautiful sights of Almaty

Almaty, former capital city of Kazakhstan, is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. With its European style architecture, modern buildings and glorious breathtaking mountains just minutes away from the city center it is a great option for business and leisure travellers alike.




A herd of horses in Kazakhstan

Fascinating video in addition to our previous post about Kazakhs being the first horsemen in the world. Almost the same could be seen hundreds and thousands years before on the vast steppes of Kazakhstan.




The first horseman of the world

People on the steppes of what is now Kazakhstan were the first to achieve both riding and milking horses – new evidence suggests. This culture had domesticated horses at least 5,500 years ago.


According to the officials of Astana it is the most beautiful fountain in Kazakhstan.

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Spearfishing on pikes in Kazakhstan

Looks very exciting.


Oceanarium “Duman” is a drop of the southern seas, taken away more than three thousand kilometers. It is a unique place in Kazakhstan, the heart of the entertainment center “Duman”.
Oceanarium is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most distant from the world ocean oceanarium. Address: Astana, Prospect Kabanbai batir, 4.

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Architecture of Astana

The following short film was commissioned by Majors Office of Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, for OSCE Forum.

Astana Architecture from alexander chertok on Vimeo.


Space rocket “Soyuz-U” with a cargo spacecraft “Progress M-10M” was successfully launched at 17 hours 05 minutes 21 seconds, April 27, 2011 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (Baikonur city, Kazakhstan). The launch mass of the spacecraft was 7290 kg. There was more than 2,6 tones of cargo on board of the Progress M-10M, including fuel, water, containers with food rations, fresh food, medical equipment, parcels for the ISS crew, equipment for scientific experiments.


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Magnificent Caspian Sea of Aktau