What do walls of ALZHIR museum and memorial complex conceal?
On the 31st of May Kazakhstan marks the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions and Famine. Various groups of population of all nationalities residing in the territory of the Soviet Union became victims of repressions. For the Kazakh people the period of mass repressions came at a price. A camp for wives and widows of traitors of motherland was located in Akmola region at that time. Women were sent to ALZHIR, as it was called, from all corners of the Soviet Union: Moscow, Leningrad, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Central Asia. The camp witnessed hundreds of horrific stories and tragedies of those women. Back in 2007 at the Initiative of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev the ALZHIR museum and memorial complex was unveiled there in order to eternize the memory of those women and victims of political repressions. The people of Kazakhstan cherish the memory of millions of their compatriots who have become victims of political repressions.