Almaty City History Museum & Museum of Repression
Address: 108 Nausyrbaj Batyra, Almaty
Phone: + 7 (3272) 61 73 01
This museum gives a haunting walkthrough of the periods of civilian oppression and unrest during various eras – the Civil War, Famine, Terrorism, Revolts and Protests, and other acts of authoritarian violence.
Exhibits contain mostly photographs and documents, though there are also a considerable number of paintings, sculptures, and a few samples of abstract art.
The exhibit collection is based on archival records of the Kazakh State Archive, the National Museum, and various NGO’s and social groups, and also from the personal belongings of individuals and families who survived those hard times.