Tselinograd - Astana: yesterday and today.
Cities new appear immediately. They develop through decades, centuries and even millenniums. Every generation contributes to the history of Its favorite city. And this succession is as natural as changing of epochs.
Photo-review - Astana: into the future recollecting the past- suggests you to cast a new glance at the history of the capital of Kazakhstan. You've got the unique possibility to look at the city landscapes, to see how they looked like dozens years ago and how they look like nowadays.
Tselinograd The city, the center of the Tselinograd region in the Kazakh SSR. Based on the right on the banks of the Ishim River in northern Kazakhstan.
The given pictures represent in a way the chronicle of the city which during centennial period has transformed from the provincial town into the ultramodern capital of the independent country.
No doubt formation of the new capital of independent Kazakhstan will go down in history as one of the most dimensioned projects of the 21st century and always will arouse interest to its present state as wet as to its historical past For this reason we have to save and keep this past as education and a testament which we have no right to forget. Memory of the past should never abandon people!
A set of photos and reproductions with annotations.