Karaganda Oblast Museum


Displays at this regional museum run the gamut from stuffed local wildlife and a model of an Iron Age kurgan (burial mound) to letters from Middle Horde Kazakhs, offering their vassalship to the Russian Empire, and the creation of the 458km Irtysh-Karaganda canal in the 1970s to supply the city's ever-hungry heavy industry. There's a poignant section on KarLag and the Stalinist repressions of the 1930s. Guided tours (300T) available in English.

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