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Old historical photos and images of Almaty (Alma-Ata and Verny), Kazakhstan

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History of city Almaty (Alma-Ata and Verny), Kazakhstan in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata and Verny, is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of about 2,000,000 people, about 11% of the country's total population and more than 2.7 million in its built-up area that encompasses Talgar, Boraldai, Otegen Batyr and many other suburbs. It served as capital of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and later independent Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997. In 1997, the government relocated the capital to Akmola (renamed Astana in 1998, later renamed Nur-Sultan in 2019) in the north of the country.

Almaty is still the major commercial and cultural centre of Kazakhstan, as well as its most populous and most cosmopolitan city. The city is located in the mountainous area of southern Kazakhstan near the border with Kyrgyzstan in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, where the Large and Small Almatinka rivers run into the plain.

Date of foundation: 1854

History:

Population: 1 916 782

Sights:

Alma-Ata. A traveling circus performance at the edge of the Market Square
A traveling circus performance at the edge of the Market Square
Alma-Ata. Agricultural College, 1930
Agricultural College, 1930
Alma-Ata. Ascension Cathedral, north side, 1907
Ascension Cathedral, north side, 1907
Alma-Ata. Bazaar, 1929
Bazaar, 1929
Alma-Ata. Big Almaty village, 1912
Big Almaty village, 1912
Alma-Ata. Bishop (Arkhireyskaya) Street
Bishop (Arkhireyskaya) Street
Alma-Ata. Cinema in a former Tatar mosque, circa 1930
Cinema in a former Tatar mosque, circa 1930
Alma-Ata. City college
City college
Alma-Ata. City Hall building
City Hall building
Alma-Ata. Crossroad of Maxim Gorky and Karl Marx streets
Crossroad of Maxim Gorky and Karl Marx streets
Alma-Ata. Department store 'Yuzhturksib', circa 1935
Department store 'Yuzhturksib', circa 1935
Alma-Ata. Exhibition pavilion of the heirs of the merchant Grigory Shakhvorostov, 1913
Exhibition pavilion of the heirs of the merchant Grigory Shakhvorostov, 1913
First train in Alma-Ata, 1929
First train in Alma-Ata, 1929
Alma-Ata. General view
General view
Alma-Ata. Government House of the Kazakh SSR, 1960s
Government House of the Kazakh SSR, 1960s
Alma-Ata. Holy Kazan Cathedral, 1898
Holy Kazan Cathedral, 1898
Alma-Ata. House of Communications, 1934
House of Communications, 1934
Alma-Ata. House of the Military Assembly, 1920
House of the Military Assembly, 1920
Alma-Ata. House of the Military Assembly, 1929
House of the Military Assembly, 1929
Alma-Ata. House and office of the military governor
House and office of the military governor
Alma-Ata. House of Titus Golovizin, 1910
House of Titus Golovizin, 1910
Alma-Ata. Iliskiy bridge on the Ili river
Iliskiy bridge on the Ili river
Alma-Ata. Inhabitants of Verny against the background of the Bishops' House, 1885
Inhabitants of Verny against the background of the Bishops' House, 1885
Alma-Ata. Kazakh State University, 1934
Kazakh State University, 1934


Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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