Is Karakol just a city?

Preserve the cultural heritage of Karakol.

The project "Let's preserve the cultural heritage ofKarakol" was initiated by the YVO "Leadership" together with the Issyk-Kul regional state archive and media partner of the radio station "Volna Issyk-Kul" with the support of Internews.

Project goal:

Contribute to the preservation of the architectural heritage of the Karakol through the development of an interactive online map from the historic sites of the city and conducting thematic media campaigns to attract the attention of local residents as well as promote the development of civic activism.

The first activities of the project:

This year, on 1 July, Karakol will celebrate its 148th birthday since its founding. Thefounder of the city,Colonel Alexander Kaulbars wrote in his "Notes on the organization of Karakol '- "In 1869 on 1 July, streets, squares and a courtyard were laid, were also laid down the lower rims of the defensive barracks, in front of the main facade of the courtyard seating area for the future of the Holy Orthodox church. The rear edge facing the marketplace, and it's all surrounded by the broken right quarters. "

We invite you to come to the photo exhibition and acquaint yourself with the history of the city in the framework of the project "Let's preserve the cultural heritage of Karakol" initiated by the YVO "Leadership" together with the Issyk-Kul regional state archive and media partner of the radio station "Volna Issyk-Kul" with the support of Internews, on July 1 2017 at 10:00 on the square of the city of Karakol.

We alsoinvite you to participate in the photo exhibition. Bringing family photos from the 19th and early 20th century of life in Karakol would be a valuable addition to the exhibition, showing relatives against the backdrop of the urban space, the home, and the everyday life of Karakol during this period.

All photos will be scanned and printed in A4 format, please contact by phone: 0555 83 72 25.

In order to popularize the history of the creation of Karakol among adolescents and young people, an encounter game will be held on 1 July at 10:30 am at the square of Karakol. All those who wish to participate must create a team of 3-7 people and register by 1 July by the number (WhatsApp) (0555837225) by sending the team name.

Is Karakol just a city? What do patterned porches, end faces of log cabins, profile carving of platbands and painted paneled shutters store in themselves?

Learn more about the city you live in or you love to visit! What streets you walk on and whose houses you pass by.
We are a working group on the initiative "Preservation of the Architectural and Historical Image of the Karakol City" launching fundraising for the renovation of one of the few preserved buildings built in the end of the XIX century in Karakol.

You cannot make people take care of their heritage - you can make them get interested in preserving their history.
Therefore, together with the Issyk-Kul Oblast State Archives, we have prepared for you a series of long-reads to tell you about the culture, people and architecture of Karakol. By sharing this post, you will contribute to draw attention to the heritage of our city!
Is it interesting for you? Here we go! Our stories for your attention:


People of the city Karakol -


Karakol- architectural heritage -

Karakol yesterday and today -

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