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Monument of Abylai Khan

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Monument of Abylai Khan in Almaty is located at the forecourt, in front of the railway station "Almaty-2". Inauguration of the monument took place in December 2000, According to information on the granite Board, which is attached to the base of the monument, the head of the author of made - S. Baymagambetov, the sculptor K. Satybaldin, architects - T. Yeraliyev, S. Baymagambetov, V. Sidorov, designer - M. Erkenov, casting work was done by A. Volkov. Monument of Abylai Khan was erected on the site where once stood the monument to Mikhail Kalinin, which was demolished in 1972

Abylay Khan - Khan of the Kazakh state. Real name Khan - Abylmansur. His fame among the people he received in 20 years. It was then that Khan Abulmambet United the three Kazakh juz to fight the Dzungars. The militia also came, and he Abylmansur. Abylai Khan fought not only with dzhungars, but with its southern neighbors - with Kokand. In 1771 Ablai officially became Khan.

Abylai Khan was a rather harsh ruler, who was afraid of even his own people. During his reign there were no major riots, but if there were any, he suppressed with particular brutality. For the slightest offense people lose their lives. But apart from the cruelty of Khan was distinguished and refined taste. Abylai was a very developed man, supported the national Zhyrau, akyns and dombra players, who praised him. Another positive feature of Abylay was his courage. Closest Advisor and an associate of Abylai Khan was the Bukhar-Zhyrau, who, thanks to his enormous prestige had a huge impact on Abylay, allowing sometimes to keep ready to break out hostile forces, the Khan of the steppe aristocracy.

Monument of Abylai Khan in Almaty is not the only and not even the first in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Sculpture of Ablai Khan is made of bronze. Khan is depicted on a horse, in ornate clothing and combat gear. In the right hand, and imperiously stretched invitingly ahead, he holds a rod. The monument was erected on a high octagonal multi-tiered granite pedestal. The four corner columns hold the overhanging cornice that serves as a base for pedestal mounted sculpture.