ALZHIR (Soviet Political Camp)

The monument "Astana-Baiterek" (Left Bank, 1)
from 25 000

  • 3.5 hours
  • 1-100
  • Excursion around the ALZHIR

Detailed description

ALZHIR (Soviet Political Camp)

Akmola camp for the wives of traitors of the homeland (ALZHIR) — the colloquial name of the 17th female camp special department of the Karaganda ITL in the Akmola region, Kazakhstan (1938-1953). The largest Soviet women's camp, one of the 3 "islands" of the Gulag Archipelago. The name is related to the composition of prisoners, a significant part of which was repressed in accordance with the operational order of the USSR NKVD No. 00486 as CSIRs - "members of the families of traitors of the Motherland". The museum-memorial complex is opened with the monument of the "Arch of Sorrow", followed by two compositions "Despair and Impotence", "Struggle and Hope" - like the story of a family forever separated by cruel time. The tunnel, on the walls of which depicts the tragic moments of parting with children, the cruel and unjust court of the troika, the prison cell and the punishment cell helps to sink into the atmosphere of repression.

Places to visit:

  • the ALZHIR


The monument "Astana-Baiterek" (Left Bank, 1)

Available tour/amusements languages:

  • Русский
  • English



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What to take:

  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Sunglasses
  • Caps and hats.


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