Russia 1981 (17)
More photos from around Alma-Ata...
We spent a quiet day wandering around some museums...
I have not idea what this is, but it looked good
It was in the Museum of Ancient Art
Alma-Ata Circus Stadium seen across the pond of the Museum of Ancient Art
We came back and saw the Moscow State Circus here later in the evening
Grounds of the Museum of Ancient Art
The park is named after the Panifilov Infantry Division. in 1942, during World War II, 28 men from the division defended the road to Moscow from "an avalanche of tanks". Every tank was destroyed but all 28 men were killed in the battle. The monument is guarded by members of the Young Pioneers.
The victory trumpet signifies the end of the war
Also in the park is the Zenkov Cathedral...
Designed by Zenkov in 1904, Zenkov Cathedral is built entirely of wood and no nails were used in its construction. It is one of the few buildings in Alma-Ata that escaped unscathed during WWII and the 10 scale earthquake in 1911. When we visited it in 1981 it was a museum but was restored as a Russian Orthodox Church in 1995.
This page created 26th September 2011, last modified 27th September 2011