KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, Karaganda

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Tour the site of the most famous labor camp in the territory of modern-day Kazakhstan at KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement, now a memorial complex spanning 167 sq km (64 sq mi) in the Karaganda region. See restored rooms and laboratories that were run by Volga German detainees, and learn about the everyday activities of prisoners, including a KarLag ballet troupe. You will understand how the economy and coal mine industry of this camp fit into the larger scheme of Soviet labor camps and the development of rural areas. Hear stories from female prisoners and examine the personal belongings of ex-detainees. Set in a modern neo-classical building divided into three sections, the museum features a special exhibition about the camp in wartime. Put KarLag / Museum of Political Repression Victims’ Memory of the Dolinka Settlement at the forefront of your travel plans using our Karaganda vacation builder.
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  • Thank you to all the employees of the Museum, an excellent excursion was conducted in English for the guests of our city.
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  • Very interesting complex, although this was an office building, but the inside is beautiful and totally recreated the atmosphere of "those" times, very many documents telling of the era. Be sure to visit the coolest Museum field and in content, and the DP! Beautifully recreated laboratory "sharazhki" and a construction trailer. Should definitely go with an organized tour. It turns out in unique varieties were bred Karlage plants and animals (Kazakh white cow is still the pride of the country), irrigation system and snow retention. Very much still applies! But "Mamkino graveyard" and chopped the fate of millions of people-the downside of Karlag. Museum of edification ...
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  • The Museum is certainly worth a visit. It is a black page in our history. Of course the building was recovered from the ruins of the 1990s. The exposition of the chosen wisely. Recommend only tour. Lasts 1 h 20 min. The biggest impression left portrait of Stalin, which are due to the layout of the observation tower from different angles constantly looking at you. do not hit the lunch and in the output. How to get there. Bus 121 Karaganda-Shakhtinsk. Coming to a stop 2 Mine/Dolinka. Cross the road. There's a bus 5, 205. To stop dining (5 min). Cross the road. Go straight along the dining room and further to the left. You can see immediately the building with a red star. Entry = 400tg. Photographer = 700 TG. GPS Coordinates. N49° 40 ' 39 ". E72° 40 ' 48 "
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