0 Vintage Photos of Semipalatinsk Town Near the Semipalatinsk Test Site

Vintage Photos of Semipalatinsk Town Near the Semipalatinsk Test Site

Posted on September 12, 2018 by tim

A mill.

A mosque.

 The construction of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway in the early 20th century added to the city’s importance, making it a major point of transit between Central Asia and Siberia.

On 19 May 1854 Semipalatinsk became the capital of the Semipalatinsk Oblast within the Russian Empire.

An Orthodox monastery.

Butcher shops on the city square.

During the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Romanoff dynasty.

Nicholas Cathedral

Between 1917 and 1920 the city operated as the capital of the largely unrecognized Alash Autonomy, a state created after the outbreak of the October revolution in Russia.

The Tatars village near the town.

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