"In the center of the Eastern Kazakhstan region" Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk by Klod5

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Ust-Kamenogorsk was founded in August of 1720 by leib-guardian mayor Ivan Liharev who was sent by Peter the First in search of gold in the environs of a Jungarian city called Erketi (present day Yarkent, a city in the Chinese province Sin-Tsyan). At the confluence of two rivers, the Irtysh and the Ulba, Liharev constructed the fortress Ust-Kamenogorsk which later became one of the most important positions in the frontier system of the Russian Empire.

Today Ust-Kamenogorsk is one of the largest power supplying, industrial, and transport cities of the republic. There are works of non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metalworking industry, wood-working and food industries. Ust-Kamenogorsk is also an important cultural center. .

It boasts three museums (the Museum of Arts, the Museum of History on the region, and the Museum of Ethnography), the Zhambil Theatre of Russian Drama, a philharmonic, a sports palace, four universities, various branches of institutions of higher education of Russia and Kazakhstan, and several colleges

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“Rien de tel que d'aller au bout du monde pour trouver des gens qui vont encore plus loin”

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