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Alzhir, Memorial Museum of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism

Kurgaldzhinskoye Highway, 37th km. from Astana,, Malinovka, Kazakhstan
+7 717 249 9455
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One can take the 300 or 305 bus from Asia Park (Astana) for 200 tenge. Buses run on the hour or 15... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
harris0n6
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Astana, Kazakhstan
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Very good museum and well worth a visit. English speaking guide available if you plan ahead and it... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
David F
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

One can take the 300 or 305 bus from Asia Park (Astana) for 200 tenge. Buses run on the hour or 15 minutes past, bus costs 200 tenge each way, entrance fee to museum 300 tenge.

1  Thank harris0n6
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Very good museum and well worth a visit. English speaking guide available if you plan ahead and it is definitely worth doing this if you don't speak much Russian.

Thank David F
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I visited the museum while in Astana. It is a short ride. The museum is part of the Karlag camp system and has a wonderful set of displays and artifacts. My relatives were German Russian and many were sent to "western Siberia" during Soviet times,...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting day trip from Astana, although it is a little smaller than I had expected. The outdoor portion is in the front garden, consisting of a model barracks and railway wagon, then there is a memorial with names stretching around the back of the...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I took a taxi here at the cost of 7000TG, slightly cheaper as my driver decided to come with me so didn't have to pay for him to wait! I think there is a public bus you can get from Asia Park. It is very...More

3  Thank osimatrons
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was stalinist gulag. ”Akmolinsky internment camp for wifes of the betrayers of the homeland”. It was not wifes but also mothers, sisters, daughters and also children. 1507 child was born by prisoners who were raped by their guards. The museum is located in the...More

1  Thank Tukano
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I would like to review two things first ALZHIR itself and then Dana and her special, small company.. ALZHIR is not a concentration camp or a GULAG: it is unique. It was the “Akmola Prison camp for Wives of Traitors of the Motherland”. It operated...More

3  Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Very well put together museum showcasing the terrible conditions of the Stalin era prison camps, and the innocent women who were sent here. I came here without being part of a tour. I got an Uber from Astana for about 1600 Tenge, and flagged down...More

1  Thank David P
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Good documentation of a little known aspect of the Stalin Terror. Many photos and other historical documents. Well worth the visit. A private taxi from Astana will take you there and back for about 8-10,000 Tenge a car (we had 4 passengers and one driver)....More

1  Thank harris0n6
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

It tells a very important history lesson which are not so well known for most people. We paid for an English-speaking guide who spoke very well English and was very knowledgable. We also paid to see a movie with English subtitles. I will recommend to...More

2  Thank Ingeborg56
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Met een taxi. Kost ongeveer 10.000 KZT retour en nog wat voor de wachttijd. Het is ongeveer een half uur rijden.
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