Autumn of the Patriarch

In a dim hall of his apartment, he looked like either an old fairytale man living in a forest, or a shaggy geologist from the song of the Agatha Christie group - a bushy beard and a nimbus of scraggly grey hair over a weakly glimmering bald spot. A mutt, the same scraggly and incredibly smart,...

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Mystery of relict seagull

In the mid 60-ies of the last century, the world ornithological community got excited by the news flown from the Lake Alakol. Ernar Auezov (son of the great writer) found on the lake a seagull, which was considered extinct for decades. Furor in the science was huge, the authorities of Kazakh SSR...

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About the beast that nearly left Ile Alatau without firs

During Soviet times, when it was not common “to wait for mercy of the nature” attitude to the environment was actually quite brusque. The favorite activity of the Michurinists and farmers was the total interference in the ecological processes; often, only to show man’s strength: "Earth, bow to...

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Kazakh steppe horse

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The Kazakh steppe horse is probably not as good-looking as the Arabian one, but it's not about the beautiful appearance only. Staying power, natural point, speed and force are features that raise warm affection and gratitude toward this animal. The mutual elation of pursuit to the point where...

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Flowers of the paradise gardens

Watching the eternal cycle of life - lush spring blossom and rapid fading of beautiful flowers, nomads believed, that only in the gardens of Paradise they bloom forever. The gold tulips, which archaeologists found in Tenlikskiy mound in southeastern Kazakhstan, are more than two thousand years...

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