Kazakhstan is located in the very center of Eurasia, and peoples and cultures have always mixed here. But some people did not come here of their own free will. In Stalin's times, freedom-loving and rebellious people were exiled here. On the site of one of these camps, the ALZHIR museum-memorial complex for victims of political repression is now functioning. It is located 25 km from Nur-Sultan and offers day excursions. ALZHIR is an abbreviation that stands for Akmola camp of wives of traitors to the motherland. Over the years, more than 18 thousand women were kept in it.
Visitors can see the "Stalin's carriage" in which the exiles were transported, the "Arch of sorrow", uniting the world of the living and the departed, and even visit the barracks where women lived. In order to build a bright future, you need to remember the dark pages of history and those who managed to go through severe trials.