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Dark tourism

Back in the USSR. Part 2: Saryshagan

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During the Soviet Union, Central Kazakhstan became a place for testing various types of weapons. There was a decision to use the vastness of the Betpak-Dala desert, spread west of Lake Balkhash, due to its sparse population, for testing new anti-aircraft missile systems and anti-ballistic missile defense systems. Since 1956, it was here that the State Research and […]

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Mine Museum in Karaganda

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Dark tourism
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1 hour
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Easy

The Mine Museum offers a sufficient insight into the history of the coal capital of Kazakhstan — Karaganda city. Here you will find out how coal deposits were discovered in this region, when and how the first mines were established. This is a unique place to get a real-life experience of the coal mine. Having […]

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