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On April 4, the presentation of the exhibition “The Hurted Song” devoted to life and creativity of prominent poet of XX cent., a son of Kazakh land Pavel Vasilyev, who died in the prime of his talent during Stalin’s repressions was held. The exhibition was opened by director of Museum-house of Pavel Vasilyev in Pavlodar city Mertz Zakiya Sayasatovna, who told about life and creative activity of repressed poet to the students of Agro technical University named after S.Seifullin.

In the exhibition documents and materials from Museum-house fund of Pavel Vasilyev in Pavlodar city were demonstrated. In the arts part of the exhibition, etchings of the Pavlodar artist V.Polikarpov from the works of P.Vasilyev.

The exhibition will be presented up to April 11, 2018.

On April 5, the museum specialist B.Zhalgasova made a visit to aul Karaotkel, Celinograd district, where she organized the exhibition with slideshow and lecture on “Life interrupted by falsity” for schoolchildren of 8-th grade at school No.6, telling about “ALZHIR” women-prisoners and demonstration of documentary film.

On April 6, by the initiative of the museum staff, fire-tactical exercises with the participation of fighters of the Fire Department № 22 in Akmol village was held and the firemen arrived to alleged fire. During this training the museum specilaists evacuated the foreigner visitors from museum building and left the museum too. The firemen showed the liguidation of fire in the museum building and the works of powder extinguisher were demonstrated also.

On April 6, on the web-site of Astana city www.city01.kz the article of Vladimir Arenov “The son of Kazakh steppe” devoted to the exhibition “Hurted song” about Pavel Vasilyev was published. This exhibition was organized within the framework of the project “Homeland” and 20-th anniversary of Astana city by “ALZHIR” Museum and Memorial Complex and The museum-house named after P.Vasilyev in Pavlodar city, where the life and works of P.Vasilyev are demonstrated. The article is available by clicking link: https://www.city01.kz/news/2003953

On April 11, within the framework of Presidential Programme “View to the future” the museum specialists R.Zhaksibayeva, B.Sakhanova and E.Samorokova participated in the seminar organized by District Library devoted to deported people to Kazakhstan in 30-40-s of XX cent. The descendants of deported people  and victims of political repressions  from Akmol village participated in this seminar also. The museum guide B.Sakhanova presented the slide show and made a lecture. Ibrayeva Tatyana Alexandrovna a granddaughter of Yakovkenko  Efrosinya Vasilyevna, a prisoner of “ALZHIR” told how it was difficult for her grandmother after the camp, but despite of that, she acquired her second homeland in the place of the camp and started family. Her son Taigarinov Alexander Serikpayevich was born after liberation and lived in this village.

In April 8, within the framework of two-week seminar “The health of mother and child” held in Nazarbayev University, Astana city, obstetricians and gynecologists from Afghanistan made a visit. For the guests the excursion and demonstration of the film were organized.

 In April 9, Ermolayeva Mariya Yuryevna from Moscow, a granddaughter of Elizabeth Timofeevna Minshutina, a prisoner of “ALZHIR” sent the copies of archival documents including Questionnaire of  E.Minshutina, Reference investigative case on charges of Alexei Minshutin, who was born in 1880 and repressed in 1937 for participating in counter-revolutionary  terroristic-diversion group, Certificate to arrest of  E.Minshutina. Elizabeth Timofeevna Minshutina died in “ALZHIR” camp in 1942 at the age of 57.

 In April 16, within the framework of Presidential Programme “View to the future: modernization of  public consciousness”, “ALZHIR”  museum was a platform for intellectual game  «Generationtalks» among young people organized by “Youth resource center of Celinograd district”

In April 17, the museum specialists G.Tulepbergenova and B.Sakhanova set up an exhibition with slideshow and lecture on “Mariam Antsis – a prisoner of “ALZHIR”. Her husband Muller Zavel Iosifovich was a secretary of Krasnoluchinsk city committee, arrested in autumn of 1937 by NKVD employees accusing of being “nation’s enemy” and had been shot. Poor woman had no enough time to think and very soon she was arrested too. And then one day the family was destroyed forever: on the way to the car she was separated from her daughter and the prison door had been closed her life for 16 years. In the camp Mariam Antsis held the position of a manager of the clothing factory. Memorandum on further cooperation on the organization of mobile exhibition and lectures were concluded between “ALZHIR” Museum and Memorial Complex represented by museum director S.I.Tergembayev and school № 3, Talapker village represented by school director B.T. Ermagambetova.

In April 18,  Guillaume Tiberghien a Lecturer in Tourism of The University of Glasgow,  Scotland made a visit accompanied by senior lecturer of the Department "Economics, management and tourism» Raushan Mukhamedjanova. He has been researching the tourism in the camps sites, including Karlag and "ALZHIR". during the visit he met with the museum director S.I.Tergembayev, who told about creation of "ALZHIR" camp, the excursion activity of the museum as well as, what events is needed to organize for attracting the visitors, including foreigners. Arman Suleimenov the Executive editor of the portal National Digital History in the website e-history visited the museum, met with G.Tiberghien and got interview about his project on implementation of tourist trips to Gulag sites.

In April 21, the museum specialists participated in city-wide Cleaning Day, the territory of the museum and park “Alash” were cleaned.

In April 21-23-s, the museum specialists took a part in training courses for guides organized by Capital Tourism Association of Astana city. Venue – hotel «Wyndham Garden Astana» located in EXPO-207 area. The appropriate expert of international standards, one of the authors of guide activity law in Turkey, a Board Member of Guide Association in Antalya Mustafa Yalcinkaya firstly in Astana conducted the course.

In April 24, within the framework of Presidential programme “View to the future: spiritual renewal”, in the school №4 of Zhambyl Zhabayev in Astana city the event was organized devoted to 120-th anniversary of birth of the state and public figure Zhanaidar Saduakasov, repressed in 1937. Saduakasova Perizat Kurmanovna, a granddaughter of Zh. Saduakasov participated in the event and told about life and public activity of her repressed grandfather.

In 1920-30-s he was brightest manager of Kazakh youth organization. An active public figure, a talented researcher, who was engaged in the development of projects of the first Kazakh laws, a deputy of Peoples Commissar of finance in Kazakh SSR, Peoples Commissar of justice and public prosecutor of the state. Directly communicated with writers, he was the initiator of a set of discussions on the future of the Kazakh Soviet literature, reviewed new works, focusing attention of young writers on preservation of national spirit. The last third of the 1930s was marked by a new wave of political repressions, which took on a mass character. Thus, on September 17, 1937 Zh. Saduakasov was arrested and shot on February 25, 1938. Rehabilitated in 1957.

In April 25, Kudoyarov Radik Nazhibovich, Bashkir film director, an author of documentary projects, including documentary film “Karim Khakimov. The Russian Lawrence of Arabia” about activity of Karim Khakimov Abdraufovich, the first Soviet diplomat, Plenipotentiary Representative of Soviet Russia in Arabic countries and had been repressed in 1937.

At this moment Kudoyarov Radik Nazhibovich is working on documentary film about Astana, devoted to 20-th anniversary of transferring of the capital. In the film the main sightseeings of the city, including “ALZHIR” Museum and Memorial Complex will be demonstrated. During his visit the specialist of research work S.Mailibayeva gave an interview to Bashkir film director, told him about “ALZHIR” camp and prisoners’ story. Filmed video will be presented capital’s jubilee in the movie.

In April 26, in the school № 1of Kazhmukan Munaitpasov in Koshi village museum specialists B.Sakhanova and G.Tulepbergenova set up an exhibition with slideshow and lecture on “Descendants’ memory”, devoted to Maiya Klyashtornaya. Her father – Klyashtorniy Todor Todorovich, the Belorussian poet, had been called “Belorussian Esenin” by people, was represed in 1937. His wife Germanovich Yanina Mikhaylovna was arrested following her husband and was sent to the camp “ALZHIR” for 8 years with her 4-month old baby girl Maiya.

Maiya Klyashtornaya was born in 1937. She spent in the camp up to 3 years old with her mother where she got sick with tuberculosis of the bones, she was very weak child. At the age of 3 she was separated from her mother and sent to the specialized orphanage in Osakarovka village, Karagandy Region with Rida Ryskulova, a daughter of Turar and Aziza Ryskulovs. During the expedition to Belarus in 2017 the manager of exposition and exhibition department R.Zhaksibayeva met with Maiya Klyashtornaya and she handed children’s blanket, in which her mother wrapped her with belt, made in the camp “ALZHIR”. Maiya Klyashtornaya is living witness of inhuman tragedy of XX cent.

In May 31, 2017 Maiya Todorovna Klyashtornaya came to Kazakhstan from Belarus and participated in the meeting with the President of RoK Nursultan Nazarbayev at the museum.

 In May 31, 2017 Maiya Todorovna Klyashtornaya celebrated her 80-th birthday.

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