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Museum of Victims of Political Repressions

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Friendly staff, not in English

This is a small museum located across from Abai park near the corner of Ryskulbekov & N Torequlov... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
thys77
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Check address; well worth while

The museum covers a part of Kazakh history all too often ignored. Not just in Kazakhstan but the... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2016
Anthony W
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Apr 21, 2017
“Friendly staff, not in English”
Oct 19, 2016
“Small Museum, not in English”
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

This is a small museum located across from Abai park near the corner of Ryskulbekov & N Torequlov streets. The staff person on duty was friendly and chatted with us at length about the museum as she showed us the different displays. However, she was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank thys77
Reviewed October 19, 2016

It might be pretty interesting if you are able to speak Kazakh or Russian. For me who's Russian is not that good I didn't have much idea what all the texts are about. The staff doesn't speak English and is not helpful at all -...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Ing. Mario J. S
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The museum covers a part of Kazakh history all too often ignored. Not just in Kazakhstan but the whole former Soviet Union. The events during the Stalinist era were all the more tragic for the Kazakhs as they also destroyed their traditional way of life....More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Anthony W
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

By visiting museum I was more familiar with Kazakh heros like John Geldi, Kazakhstan wars, Kazakh culture, hadycrafts, living method. And so many

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Сайед А
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately the position of this museum on the Trip Advisor map is not accurate, it is about a km down South! The museum is located exactly opposite the entrance of the Ablay militairy memorial Park on Ryskulbekov street. This entrance of the park is easy...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank 930saskias
Reviewed September 27, 2015

Hopefully there is an english brochure to ask at the entrance. Otherwise, you won't be able to understand anything. We would like more english translation for every desplay. It's a very tiny museum, one main hall. So 20/30 min will be enought to visit it....More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank alya B
Reviewed July 23, 2015

Shymkent is not a marvelous city , actually I could call it dirty and messy and very hot during July I was there, temperature once reached 45 C, but it's worth staying a couple of days to visit the Unesco's Mausoleum in Turkestan. A taxi...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Argyro K
Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very frank and revealing display of the traumatic events of the 1930's suffered by Khazakhstan at the hands of the Soviets.

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank Steve C
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