Along the Route of Samuil Dudin’s Expedition

Samuil Dudin (1863-1929) made his first trip to the Great Steppe in 1891 on the Orkhon expedition on study of Mongolian antiquities. Dudin made keen documentation and photographs of Kazakh culture, community, lifestyle and art of the late 19th century.

Auezov in America

Mukhtar​ Auezov the greatest Kazakh writer of the 20th century, made the last journey of his life to the United States of America.

Who is Abai for contemporary Kazakhstan?

Scholar Diana Kudaibergenova speaks to the continuing relevance of Abai as a cultural figure in modern Kazakhstan, while recognizing his rich history and titan-like status.

The Modernist Way of Abai

Abai was undoubtedly a modernist. How did he develop his peculiar view and language? Kazakh intelligentsia give insight into Abai's way.

Abai: A Poet for All Seasons

Peter Rollberg, Associate Dean and Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, writes on Abai's life and works.
Kazakhstan through Eyes of Western Travelers
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