Kazakhstan Gallery

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Shymkent
Shymkent

Soviet-era ceremonial space

Shymkent
Shymkent

Centrepiece in the Museum of Victims of Political Repression shows martyrs being restrained by a Soviet banner or decapitated by the Red Star of Battle

Turkistan
Turkistan

On an obligatory field trip schoolgirls wear uniforms like milkmaids in mourning

Turkistan
Turkistan

A murder of crows circle the Yasaui Mausoleum

Almaty
Almaty

Zelyoni (Green) Bazaar at dawn

Almaty
Almaty

Zenkov Cathedral

Almaty
Almaty

Replica of the Golden Man, part of the Monument to Independence, Republika Alangy

Aralsk
Aralsk

Main Bazaar

Aralsk
Aralsk

President Nazarbayev photoshopped into a dream of the Aral Sea

Zhalanash
Zhalanash

The ghosts of sailors haunt a ship cemetery on the former Aral seabed

Tastubek Bay
Tastubek Bay

Boats lilting on the Small Aral Sea

Butokov Bay
Butokov Bay

Abandoned Barge rusting in the Small Aral Sea

Artesian Well
Artesian Well
Akbasty
Akbasty

A compound on the main drag in the village of Akbasty

Kok Aral Dam
Kok Aral Dam

Saviour of the Small Aral Sea

Karateren
Karateren

All images copyright Stephen M. Bland