The town Kosh-Agach, situated in Altai republic, was founded by Russian merchants in the far 1820 for trading with the Asian countries. It was the last Russian trade putlet on the path to Mongolia and China, and in the 1880s it even became the Part of China for some time. Now it is the biggest settlement of Altai and the driest inhabited place in Russian Federation. Also it is one of a few places in Russia where people breed camels.
Buy the way, most of the population of the town are Kazakhs, so it’s not a secret that Russia is a multicultural state.
On some pictures you can see the rain – very rare phenomenon for this place.
Some private DVD shop.
“Car spare parts”.
Most of the roofs are flat, because there are almost no rains.
Wooden play field for soccer.
Board of fame. Like in the Soviet times.
Another play field.
World War 2 memorial.
Welcome to Kosh-Agach.
From left to right: “Insurance company”, “Sports shop”, “Car spare parts”.
Lenin is eternal! 🙂
The school is the highest building in the whole town. This region is seismically active.
A savings bank.
The only one apartment house in the town.
The main street.
The Kosh-Agach Region.
The tax inspectorate.