Dzhunke Valley - wonderful area of Kazakhstan

Долина Джунке – дивный уголок Казахстана

The vastness of Kazakhstan implies abundance on its territory numerous geographical impasses,alleyways, refuges,caches and holes. But among all of this abundance, places exist, which can be called only kindly, such as "nooks" - other epithets are too rough for them. Dzhunke Valley is exactly...

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Alakol and Sasykol - history of allotment

If someone thinks that allotment of the territory is the destiny of political maps, he or she is mistaken. A striking example is enclosed "seas" of Remote Asia. Not a long time ago,Alakol andSasykol were a single reservoir. But from the time of their separation (which itself became an argument...

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The great German explorers of Kazakhstan

The father of the modern geography Alexander von Humboldt lived a long life. Long and eventful. He had dreamt of visiting Siberia and Central Asia since his youth, but he set his foot on this inviting part of the Earth when he was already a recognized traveler and explorer, author of the...

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Insider in the land of Steppes

The author of the Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language, a friend of Pushkin and Zhukovsky, a gifted writer, maker of textbooks on Botany and Zoology, natural scientist and ethnographer, one of the founding members of the Russian Geographical Society, the Academy of Science...

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