Field trip to ALZHIR

04/20/19

 

"ALZHIR" - "Akmola camp of wives of traitors to the Motherland" - that's how the prisoners jokingly called it. Over 18 thousand women passed the stage, and about 8 thousand women served their time from call to call in "ALZHIR".

Basically, these were the wives of famous statesmen, political and public figures, whose names are widely known throughout the post-Soviet space: Aziza Ryskulova and her mother Arifa Esengulova, Damesh Zhurgeneva, Rabiga Asfendiyarova; singer Lydia Ruslanova, writer Galina Serebryakova; women from the family of the executed Marshal Tukhachevsky, the wife of the writers Boris Pilnyak Kir Andronnikoshvili, Yuri Trifonov Yevgeny Lurie, the mother of Bulat Okudzhava and Maya Plisetskaya, etc.

 

The excursion takes place in preparation for the exhibition for the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression , the Art Collider informal school.

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