Karaganda or Qaraghandy (Kazakh: Qaraǵandy [qɑɾɑˈʁɑndə] ( listen)) is the capital of Karaganda Region in the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the fourth most populous city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty (Alma-Ata), Astana and Shymkent. Population: 459,778 (2009 Census results); 436,864 (1999 Census results).
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The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima erected in Karaganda and opened in september 2012, is the biggest Cathedral in Central Asia. Many countries helped build it and donations have been received not only from Kazakhstan but also from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, America and even South Africa. The Cathedral was initially meant to “become a memorial to victims of Karlag (Karaganda labor camp of Stalinist era), a place of prayer for the victims of the totalitarian regime.
Construction of the Cathedral in Karaganda started in 2003.
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Such places should be promoted in a more active way so people remember the atrocities of the regime against its own people!
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As I am also an underground miner I like to visit monuments and places that respect the hard work that we put in under the ground. This is situated at the entrance to a huge park in the city centre.
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Seen from a distance, this makes a useful marker of where you are in this large city. The gold eagle at the top is a national symbol of Kazakhstan and this monument marks the independence of the country on 16 December 1991; the last Soviet republic to declare independence.
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Karaganda is the main city of Qaragandhy region and what differentiate the place of other cities is this multicultural environment. A lot of nationalities, a lot religions, a lot of languages. There are two main mosques in Karaganda, a old one, quite small, and a new one, really impressive by location and dimensions. This mosque is located in South-Eastern part of the city, in a green, big park. Here quite often they organise weddings and funeral as well. The service is interesting and held sometime in both languages (Kazakh and Russia) by different priests.
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Situated in the centre of the city of Karaganda, this small museum is acceptably well-organised and covers the full spectrum of local interest from anthropological and natural history to cultural, social and development of the city and region. The early part of the last century was its darkest hour and this is truthfully represented with a fine history of the Stalin 'Gulag' period, of local significance because of Karlag labour camp which finally closed in 1953. Karaganda citizens are legacy to this period with many cosmopolitan names making up the current populace, especially German. The museum concludes with information about the present day Republic. The displays are well done although the building itself is somewhat austere, particularly inside. Entry fee is modest and well worth the cost. Attendants ensure that you follow the right 'path' through the displays.
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We saw the Vvedenskiy Cathedral in Karaganda from a ways away and the steeple attracted us to check it out. The building is lovely and there was a crowd out front, possibly a service had just gotten out but we were permitted to go inside where we said a quick prayer and made a donation to the poor box. Very beautiful Cathedral and worth it to help your soul.
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Our first day in Karaganda we went with acquaintances to Shakhtyor Stadium to see the Kairat vs Shaktar in the Kazakhstan Cup Semi-finals football match. The stadium was full and it was a lively bunch. We had a good time watching the match, played on the birthday of legendary “Shakhtar” Paul Maulenovich, even though the home side lost 4-1, a first minute goal by Kairat team didn’t help for sure. Easy stadium to get around and entry is quick and fluid, usual rowdy fans but mostly easy-going and everyone just shouting and having fun.
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