On January 5, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Azerbaijan Mammadov Rashad Einaldin ogly and Ibragimov Bakhtiar, a grandson of Ali Amedovich and Afrus Yusupovna Alibayevs made a visit. Alibayev Ali Amedovich was a head of Shekin  College,  before the arrest he worked in the Ministry of light industry in Baku, repressed and sentenced to death in 1937, his wife Afrus Yusupovna was accused of being  a family member of the Traitor to the Motherland and served a sentence in “ALZHIR” camp for 8 years. Bakhtiar Ibragimov noticed that he would like to give photos of his grandfather and grandmother to the museum. During the meeting Mammadov said that he was ready to support to find repressed descendants in Azerbaijan.

On January 11, Zhanat Shanina, a descendant of Zhumat and Zhanbike Shanins visit the museum. Zhumat Shanin was director, playwright, public and theatrical figure of Kazakh SSR, repressed and executed in 1938, his wife Zhanbike Shanina was one of the first Kazakh actress, served a sentence in “ALZHIR” for 8 years as a family member of the Traitor to the Motherland. Zhanat Shanina, told that she would send photos of repressed relatives from the family archive, as well as documents and personal objects.

On January 18,  within the school exchange with the objective of strengthening Franco-Kazakh cultural ties and language learning, to establish personal and friendly relations between the young generations of Kazakhstan and France, the students and teacher of Military Lyceum Sen-Sir, France, representatives of French Embassy to Kazakhstan and students of high school №17, Astana visited Museum and Memorial Complex “ALZHIR”.

On January 26, an actor of theatre and cinema Gani Kulzhanov with his guests  visited the museum.

February 6, the participants of “Astana club” meeting from Canada, Russia, Korea, USA, France and Germany visited the museum.

February 6, the specialists of The Emergency Department and Ministry of Internal Affairs from different cities of Kazakhstan, who came to Astana to qualification improvement courses made a visit.

February 13, Barzu Abdurazakov - Director, honored artist of Tajikistan, laureate of K. Lavrov, who acted as the Director of the play at the State academic drama theatre named after Gorky in Astana, organized in the framework of the state programme for the fight against extremism and terrorism paid a visit.

February 18, the teacher of Nazarbayev University, Professor of biology Department Ivan Andreevich Vorobyev, a grandson of “ALZHIR” prisoner Hanna Samoilovna Martinson made a visit.

On March 14, Ambassador of Hungary to Kazakhstan Andrash Baranyi visited the museum and in the guests book thanked for commemorating the historic event.

On March 16, the teacher of Exeter University of Great Britain Nelly Bekus and the doctor philosophic sciences, Director of the research Humanitarian center and educational technology, Ainur Abdina made a visit.

On March 21, within the framework of the programme “The childhood without borders” with the support of Public fund “Childs happiness”, Children №1, Almaty of orphans and children deprived of parental care visited the museum. For them the guided tour and demonstration of documentary film were organized for free. The president of PF thanked the museum for contribution to children.

On March 23, the soldiers in basic service of military unit № 2026, the border service of National Security Committee, Astana attended the museum.

On 17th May – Delegations from Armenia, Russia and Estonia with the aim of establishing the burial place of prisoners of "ALZHIR" monument for Armenian women headed by the Ambassador of Armenia in Kazakhstan Ara Sahakyan visited the Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR".

On 20th May - the Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by the servicemen of military unit the President's regiment "Aibyn" No. 0112 of the State protection of the RoK for free.

On 25th May - Akim of Akmola Region Murzalin Malik Kenesbayevich with a working visit was at the Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR" on the eve of 31st of May – the Memorial Day of victims of political repressions.

On 27th May - the Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by pupils of RSE "Republican school "Zhas Ulan" named after General S.K.Nurmagambetov" of the Ministry for Defence of the RoK for free.

On 28th May - the Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by residents of the charity project "Ana Uyi" for free, the main aim which preventing the failure of the mother of the newborn child and the prevention of social orphanhood.

On 30th May - Museum-memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by specialists of the memorial of the Independence of Korea, whose purpose is the collection of information about the Korean people and fighters for the Independence. The guests received a copy of the photo of prisoner of Karlag-Hwang Unden from the Museum.

On Jule 9 – The Museum-Memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by grandson of Kseniya Trofimovna Chupryaeva – Igor Vitaliyevich Demchenko. In turn, he expressed a desire to transfer photos from the personal archive to the Museum Fund, to write memories about his grandmother to refill an electronic database of “ALZHIR” prisoners also.

On Jule 10 - The Museum-Memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Raymonds Veyonis President of Latvia. At the end of the visit he thanked the staff for keeping the memory of the tragic pages of history that should be honored and to prevent their recurrence in the guest book. In memory of the Museum visitor was handed a collection of memories of the repressed children "Descendants remember", published by Museum staff for the 10th anniversary of museum and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of mass political repressions.

On July 17 - The Museum-Memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by speaker of Latvian Senate Milan Stech. At the end of the visit he thanked the staff for keeping the memory of the tragic pages of history that should be honored and to prevent their recurrence in the guest book.

On July 26 - The Museum-Memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Ronald Skills from California, who had being the participant of International exhibition “EXPO” since 1962, among them “EXPO-2017” in Kazakhstan.

On August 1, the descendants of Sultanbek and Gulyandam Khodjanovs repressed in 1937 visited the museum. Jacket of Gulyandam Khodjanova, a prisoner of “ALZHIR”, which she wore after the camp they gave to the museum.

On August 2, Shatskov Vladimir The General Director of the Military technical schools - the Center for military-Patriotic education of youth made a visit. After the excursion he handed medal “For the achievements” to the director of the museum.

August 3, the exemplary family from Semey, the participants of “The family policy” teleshow in “Khabar” TV channel visited the museum.

On August 3 , museum was visited by a delegation from India, which was the wife of the Commander of the Army of the Republic of India, wife of Brigadier-General of the Indian army, wife of the Military attache of the Republic of India in Astana.

On August 17,the representatives of Parliament and the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea led by head No Un He, the deputies of the party "Free Korea" and representatives of the Korean national railway Corporation «КORAIL» visited.

On August 22 , renowned American conductor and pianist Orbelyan Konstantin Garrievich, a grandson of Sofia Mikhaylovna Atarbekova, a prisoner of “ALZHIR” and his friend Tumanyan Barseg Robertovich, Armenian Opera singer, people's artist of the Republic of Armenia made a visit.

On August 24, in the framework of the visit of the President of Poland to the museum, the Polish delegation led by Ambassador of Poland to Kazakhstan, Andje Skshidlo came to the museum.

On August 26, the Belorussian delegation led by the head of the presidential Administration of the Republic of Belarus, Kachanova Natalya Ivanovna as well as Nichkasov Anatoly Ivanovich, the Belorussian Ambassador to Kazakhstan visited the museum.

On August 28, by 75-th anniversary of deportation of Germans to Kazakhstan, German center “Wiedergeburt” of Astana city and Akmola Region made a visit.

On August 31, the delegation of the Ministry of culture of the Kingdom of Thailand, which was attended by Minister of culture, Secretary to the Minister of culture, former Director General of the Department of fine arts and others paid a visit.

On September 6, within the framework of the official visit to Astana The President of Poland Andrzej Duda with his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda made a visit to “ALZHIR” Museum and memorial complex. The guests were accompanied by museum director Oralov Meirambay Askerbayevich and the specialist Mailibayeva Saiya, who told about the expositions of the museum. At the end of the visit the guests thanked the museum specialists for preserving memory of tragically historic event in the guests book, that never to let it happen again. In the memory of the museum the collection of memories of repressed children, edited by museum staff for 10-th anniversary of the museum and 80-th anniversary of beginning of mass political repressions was handed to the guests. Also Mr.Duda handed the book about Warsaw. Correspondents of Polish broadcast 1 «TVP» covered the visit of the President to the museum and aired on September 7/ 2017.

On September 15, within the framework of the official visit to Astana, the representatives of Moscow Government visited the museum. The delegation was composed of organizations of the wholesale food complex, large network of companies in the sphere of trade governing the markets companies.

On September 16, pupils of “Zhas Ulan”school - orphans left without parents, children from large and single-parent families visited the museum.

On September 19, imams of Akmola Region paid a visit.

On September 20, the representatives of the Border service of Committee of National Security border departments of the CIS made a visit.

On September 24, Mariam Appel a student of the Institute of Slavic studies of the Vienna University made a visit, the aim of the visit was search of research materials for the writing of the thesis, reflecting on the theme of mass political repressions.

On October 9, Khodjikova Saule Kulakhmetova, the member of the Board of the Kazakhstan historical and Educational Society “Adilet”, a granddaughter of Konir-Khodja Khodjikov, a scientist, enlightener, repressed in 1938 visited the museum. Saule Kulakhmetova was a participant of International conference “Descendants remember” organized by Astana city akimate and “ALZHIR” Museum and Memorial Complex on May 29, 2017Б where she gave a presentation on “Daughters of Lapins – prisoners of “ALZHIR”. During the visit she had been handed the collection with materials of conference devoted to 10-th anniversary of the museum and 80-th anniversary of the beginning of mass repressions, edited by Astana city akimate and “ALZHIR” Museum and Memorial Complex, where her article was published also.

On October 14, Museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by persons serving a criminal sentence, state institution "Institution EC-166/22 of the Department of criminal-Executive system of Astana city Committee of criminal Executive system of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan".

On October 17, Museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel to Kazakhstan Michael Brodsky, the purpose of the visit was consideration of installing on-site Museum commemorative plate for Jewish women prisoner of "ALZHIR".

On October 18, Ualiev Kuatzhan Serikkazievich, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of culture and sports of Kazakhstan visited the museum

On October 25, archivists and researchers of the Republic of Ingushetia, among them Mohammed Card and Leyla Yakubovna Arapkhanova, a political scientist, Deputy Minister for external relations, national policy, press and information of the Republic of Ingushetia, the author of the monograph "Special Settlers. The history of mass political repressions and deportation of the Ingush in the twentieth century” made a visit.

On October 26, in the framework of urban theatre festival, held in Astana from October 25 to November 1 devoted to 10-th anniversary of Zhastar theater and 70-th anniversary of Zhakipbay Nurkanat, an artistic Director of Zhastar theatre, Director, actor, honored artist of RoK, the participants of festival visited the museum.

On November 8, the delegation from Serbia led by Maiya Goikovich, a chairman of Parliament of Serbia visited the museum. At the end of the visit M.Goikovich thanked the museum staff for preserving memory of tragic events of history, that would be remembered and not let them be repeated again.

On November 12, the participants of Astana club from Russia, Malaisia and Indonesia made a visit. The guests were accompanied by Zhakisheva S.A., a doctor of history, professor.

On November 15, in the framework of the International day against fascism, racism and anti-Semitism, leaders of educational institutions visited the museum.

On November 16-19, orphans studying in the Department "Vocational and technical College" of Astana akimate made a visit.

On November 28, in the framework of the International conference “Kazakhstan's model of modernization in the new global reality” organized by Parliament Majilis of Kazakhstan on the eve of The First President’s Day, vice-speaker of Hungarian Parliament Tamash Schneider and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hungary to Kazakhstan Andrash Barani paid a visit.

On December 1, Kudoyarov Radik Nazhibovich, Bashkir Director, author of documentaries, including a documentary film “Karim Khakimov. Arabian vizier of Kremlin”dedicated to the activities of Abduraufovich Karim Khakimov, the first Soviet diplomat, the Plenipotentiary representative of Soviet Russia in the Arab countries, repressed in 1937 made a visit. The excursion and demonstration of documentary film were organized for the guest. The book “Descendants remember” was handed for him. He sent the photos of Karim Khakimov in the surrounding of Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, a chairman of Central Executive Committee and the prince Feisal ibn Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, the future king of Saud Arabia, photos of his wife, who served a sentence in “ALZHIR” camp, the photos after the camp, the photos of her daughter Khakimova Flora Karimovna as well as, Rehabilitation certificate. On January the meeting with Kudoyarov Radik Nazhibovich and the presentation of his film is planned.

On December 8, tenants social service center, under the akimate of Astana city made a visit.

On December 10, students of the Kazakh National University of Arts, led by Anuar Raybev, director of art-television movie "ALZHIR" organized by the LLP "Independent producer center "KAZ TV movie" by the order of "Kazakhstan" State Television, dedicated to 80-anniversary of the beginning of mass political repressions. For guests were given a tour through the halls of "Alash", "ALZHIR" and the documentary film "Fierce cold of "ALZHIR". After the tour, Anuar Rabaev gave to the Museum a copy of the film, the shooting of the fragments which was held at the Museum in October 2016.

On December 14, the delegation from Mongolia visited the museum. The excursion and demonstration of documentary film were organized for the guest.

 

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