On February 20 Judges of Astana visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”, for guests were held excursion in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls. Subsequently, a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR””

On February 22 Museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” visited Deputy Commanders of the military units of air defense for educational and ideological work from the regions of Kazakhstan headed by the Deputy Commander of air defense for educational and ideological work of the military unit no.44813 Kabakov Nurtas Dauletovich. For guests were held excursion in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls. Subsequently, a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR””

On March10, Michael Gifford the ambassador of England with his wife and colleagues visited the museum. The excursion and demonstration of documentary film were organized.

On March11, Minister Counselor of Belorussian Embassy to Kazakhstan Zorin Dmitry Valentinovich with his father, who was Minister of Forest management of Belarus in 1994-2001-s made a visit. The excursion and demonstration of documentary film were organized. In the guests book they wrote the words of appreciation to museum specialists for preserving memory of victims of political repressions. For the memory of the museum the book “Descendants remember” was handed to the guests.

On March16, Women with children from MSACrisis center-shelter for persons who found themselves in the difficult situation as a result of violence or threats of violence” paid a visit. For the guests the excursion and demonstration of documentary film were organized.

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 21, the students from 18 villages of Celinograd district, who participated in Dictrict Olympics paid a visit to the museum. Students introduced with the expositions of “Alash” and “ALZHIR” Halls without excursion.

On June 1, children living in dysfunctional and low-income families of Akmol, as well as those registered in the police department of the Tselinograd district, visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”, for guests were held excursion in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls. Subsequently, a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR”.

On June 20, the delegation of the Polish security forces visited the ALZHIR museum-memorial complex, among them the head of the National Security Bureau of the Republic of Poland Pavel Solokh, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Kazakhstan Selim Khazbievich, the director of the Department of the Command of the Troops of the National Security Bureau of Poland Jaroslav Kraszewski, director of the Department of analysis of the National Security Bureau of Poland Petr Wlodarski and others.

The director of the museum, Tergembayev Samat Ilyasovich, thanked the guests for the visit and presented a collection of memoirs of children of the repressed "Remember descendants" to remember of the museum, published by the museum staff to the 10th anniversary of the museum and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of mass political repressions. At the end of the excursion, the guests of the museum received a souvenir and left their wishes in the guest book.

On the 26th June a delegation from the United Arab Emirates visited the ALZHIR museum-memorial complex, which included the director of the UAE Armed History Museum, Colonel Said Hamad Alkalbani, Sergeant Majid Juma Omar Almaazm, an employee Balkis Fli Zhasim and others.

On the 27th June the museum and memorial complex "ALZHIR" was visited by the Soviet and Kazakh actor of the theater and cinema, People's Artist of the USSR and Kaz SSR Asanali Ashimov. For guest was held an excursion in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls. Subsequently, a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR” and presented a collection of memoirs of children of the repressed "Remember descendants" to remember of the museum, published by the museum staff to the 10th anniversary of the museum and the 80th anniversary of the beginning of mass political repressions. At the end of the excursion, the guest of the museum left wishes in the guest book.

On July 8, Guillaume Tiberghien, professor of Glasgow University in Britain, teacher of tourism Department of Management and Marketing visited the museum and memorial complex with the aim of exploring domestic tourism. During the visit, the employees of the museum R. Zhaksybaeva and E. Samorokova provided background information on the establishment of the camp “ALZHIR”, purpose of the museum and told about activities organized for the perpetuation of victims of political repressions.

On July 9, members of Akmola regional branch of “Nur Otan” party visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” as part of cluster meeting in the building of Celinograd district of “Nur Otan” party, chaired by Bekmagambetov Galym Madeshovich, the First Vice-Chairman of Akmola regional branch of “Nur Otan”.

On July 12, the descendants of Gazima Almaniyazova- prisoner of “ALZHIR” visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. She was sentenced in 1938 as CHSIR and served a sentence in the camp “ALZHIR”. Her chest, Kazakh jacket and archive documents are presented in the exposition which earlier were handed by the descendants of Gazima Almaniyazova to the museum fund.

On July 20, the youth project “The mission of Siberia” visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. Representatives from different organizations of Lithuania are studying of history of Lithuanian people, citizens and repressed during the period of mass terror who were exiled to Siberia and other countries of CIS. As is known, from 1938 to 1953 there were 14 women of Lithuanian nationality in the camp “ALZHIR”.

On July 26, the descendants of Zina and Mutallap Akhmetovs, Baibulova Dina Kulumovna and Baibulova Klara Kulumovna visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. Mutallap Akhmetov was the correspondent of the newspaper “Socialist Kazakhstan”, was repressed in 1938. Akhmetova Zina Ibragimovna was sentenced to 5 years of being “Wife of the Motherland traitor” and served a sentence in the camp “ALZHIR”. For the guests excursion in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls were held. Subsequently, a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR””. In memory of the museum to guests has been gave a collection of memories of repressed children “Descendants remember”, published by a team of the museum to the 10th anniversary of the museum and the 80th anniversary of the start of massive political repression.

On July 31, Safiulin Ramil Akhadovich, a grandson of Abdulakhat Kadyrov who had been Imam of Kostanay Region repressed of religious infiltration in 1937. During the visit R.Safiulin gave copies of documents from personal file of his grandfather A.Kadyrov to the fund of the museum: teaching credential, archival record, search and seizure warrant, questionnaire, interrogation report, detention order and shooting, an article “Remained the light of his soul” from the newspaper “Our Kostanay” No99 (3007) on December 14, 2017, dedicated to the life and activities of Abdullakhat Kadyrov. In memory of the museum to the guest has been given a collection of memories of repressed children “Descendants remember”, published by a team of the museum to the 10th anniversary of the museum and the 80th anniversary of the start of massive political repression.

On August 18, the museum-memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Nurkhayat Cetin, the wife of Bekir Kalonchu, the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces of the Gendarmerie of the Turkish Republic. For guest was held an excursion on the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls, also a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR”.

On August 24, the Museum and Memorial Complex "ALZHIR" was visited by participants of the International Scientific and Practical ConferenceАстананың мәдени мәтіні” (Cultural context of Astana), organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

On August 28, the museum-memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by the participants from the USA, Belgium, Moldova, Macedonia, Sweden, Belarus, Russia and other countries within the framework of the 15th World Championship on high-speed radiotelegraphy, which took place from August 25-29, 2018, Astana. For guest was held an excursion on the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls, also a documentary was screened on “Blistering cold of “ALZHIR””.

On September 8, 2018, the museum-memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Raisa Mikhailovna Usovich, local historian, lieutenant colonel of retired justice, who studies the history of her native land - the village of Romanovo, Lebedyansky district, Lipetsk region. Raisa Mikhaylovna is the author of the book “Romantsev-Romanov Rog-Romanovo”, released in 2016 and dedicated to the history of her native village.

Raisa Mikhaylovna told that her fellow villager Natalya Semenovna Karikh, being the church elder, suffered for her faith and was convicted of counterrevolutionary activity in 1937 and was serving a sentence in the camp "ALZHIR", but in 1942, serving a sentence, she was sentenced again because she conducted religious agitation among the prisoners of the camp. The Judicial Collegium of the Karaganda Regional Court on Article 58-10 part 2 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR sentenced to the highest penalty. The sentence is carried out. Together with Natalia Karikh, more than 11 women were shot for their faith. An Orthodox church of 12 Akmola martyrs was opened in Akmol, 2013.

On September 8, students of the “Otyrar” public welfare fund visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”, where children from large and low-income families live and study. A free tour of the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls was held for guests and the documentary “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown.

On September 11, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by disabled children with central nervous system disorder, Down syndrome suffering from autism and brought up in a special correctional boarding school in Astana, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan. An excursion for guests on a free basis was conducted around the halls of “Alash”, “ALZHIR” and the documentary film “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown.

On September 16, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by servicemen of the People's Armed Police of the People's Republic of China. An excursion for guests was conducted around the halls of “Alash”, “ALZHIR” and the documentary film “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown.

On September 18, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Almara and Ainur Diveyevs, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Fatima Kadyrovna Diveeva, prisoner of “ALZHIR”. Her husband - Diveev Shakir, people's commissar of domestic trade of the Kazakh SSR, permanent representative of the Council of People's Commissars of the Kazakh SSR at the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR, was repressed in 1938. Following her husband, Fatima Diveeva was arrested and sentenced to 8 years to the labour camps. A free excursion for guests was conducted around the halls of “Alash”, “ALZHIR” and the documentary film “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown

On September 20, the delegation from Hungary visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. Guests were accompanied by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Andras Barani. During the visit, a flower-laying ceremony was held at a memorial sign for Hungarian women who were serving their sentences in the ALZHIR camp. The guests were given a tour of the expositions located on the territory of the museum, the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls and the documentary “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown. At the end of the visit, the guests left wishes in the guests’ book.

On September 22, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by a delegation from Ukraine represented by Choliy Evgen Yaroslavovich, President of the World Congress of Ukrainians and Kuleb Ivan Dmitrievich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Kazakhstan and other representatives of the Ukrainian Embassy in Astana. During the visit, a flower-laying ceremony was held at the memorial sign for Ukrainian women who served time in the ALZHIR camp. The guests were given a tour of the expositions located on the territory of the museum, the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls and the documentary “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown. At the end of the visit, the guests left wishes in the guests’ book.

On September 27, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by servicemen of the Army College Delhi (India). An excursion for guests on a free basis was conducted around the halls of “Alash”, “ALZHIR” and the documentary film “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown.

In September 2018, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited at no cost by people with disabilities: Group II disabled, Group I disabled, children of preschool age, children from low-income, poor, large families and children registered in the Tselinogradsky District Police Department. An excursion for guests on a free basis was conducted around the halls of “Alash”, “ALZHIR” and the documentary film “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR”” was shown.

On October 9, the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR” was visited by Selim Hazbievich, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Poland to the Republic of Kazakhstan and the leaders of the Institute of National Remembrance (Poland). A tour in “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls was held for the guests and the documentary “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR” was shown.

On October 9, Vladimir Mamayev, Regional Technical Advisor to the UN Development Program, grandson of Mamayeva Raisa Moiseyevna, the prisoner of “ALZHIR” paid visit to the museum. Raisa Mamaeva - Soviet orientalist, Sinologist. Her husband, Ivan Kirillovich Mamaev, a Soviet military adviser in China, a major, orientalist, holder of the Order of the Red Banner, was arrested on December 5, 1937, died on April 4, 1938, during interrogation in prison.

During the visit, Vladimir Mamaev handed over to the museum’s fund the originals of letters and telegrams written by Raisa Mamayeva in 1939 from the “ALZHIR” camp to relatives in Moscow, a certificate of the dismissal of Mamayeva Raisa Moiseyevna based on the decision of the Special Meeting of the NKVD of the USSR on August 30, 1942, letters of Raisa Mamaeva, written in the 70s addressed to Talgat Bigeldinov. After her release, Raisa Mamaeva worked on the story “Talgat - the grandson of Bigeldy”, dedicated to the life of Talgat Bigeldinov, twice Hero of the Patriotic War.

On October 10, the museum and memorial complex was visited by Jan Gorbachevsky from Texas, USA, the son of Grabskaya Irina Karlovna, the “ALZHIR” prisoner. Irina Karlovna was born in 1917 and was convicted for illegally crossing the border in Poland. She spent in “ALZHIR” from January to September 1941, after which she had been amnesty and was released. She died in 2003 in London. During the visit Jan Gorbachevsky donated to the museum fund scanned copies of a telegram, addressed to Irina Grabskaya, Akmolinsk, a copy of an envelope and a letter written in 1941 and addressed to Irina Grabskaya, scanned copies of letters written by Irina Grabskaya on cloth scraps in 1941 in “ALZHIR” camp, a copy of the pass to the hotel “Intourist” in the name of Grabskaya Irina Karlovna.

On October 10, in the framework of the Eighth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention), held in Astana from 10 to 12 October 2018, representatives of the diplomatic corps and international organizations from Washington and Paris visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. The guests were accompanied by Vladimir Mamaev, regional technical advisor to the UN Development Program, grandson of Mamayeva Raisa Moiseyevna.

On October 11, officers of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. For the guests were given an excursion of the expositions located in the museum, through the “Alash” and “ALZHIR” halls and the documentary “Blistery cold of “ALZHIR” was shown. At the end of the visit, the guests left wishes in the guests’ book.

On October 17, a delegation of heads of universities of Central Asia from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Romania with the support of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating visited the museum and memorial complex “ALZHIR”. At the end of the visit, the guests left wishes in the guests’ book.

On October 18, pupils of the RGI “Republican School “Zhas Ulan” named after General Nurmagambetov S.K.” of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited the museum “ALZHIR” at no cost.

On October 23, Natalia Donskova, a journalist for the human rights project “Woman. Jail. Society” from St. Petersburg visited the museum “ALZHIR”. This society was created to draw attention to the problems of women and children in prisons. Currently, Natalia Donskova is working on a project dedicated to the theme of women and children who were in the camps of the GULAG. The specialist of the research department E. Samorokova told about the activities of the museum, as well as about the research work carried out by the museum staff to study and clarify the list of women and children convicted as family members of traitors to motherland.

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