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Anrakhay battle monument

“The people should know their history and to realize that power is in unity”

Stated the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev during the solemn opening ceremony of the monument.

The monument to fighters against the Zhungars invasion was established in honour of the Ankaraiskaya Battle at the 35th kilometre point of the Almaty-Bishkek highway - it is a composition of two Steles in the centre of a circle, which symbolise an the conflict and drama between two peoples.
"The People should know their history and realise, that strength is in unity", - stated Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the solemn ceremony of the monument's opening.
The higher spear with the end point going upward symbolizes the Kazakhs who have won in this fight and the lower spear with the broken end point symbolizes the Zhungars. The spears are of different colours.
The spear from the red granite means Kazakhstan and its people, and the grey colour of the second spear means Zhungars. Signs and ornaments in the architectural facilities mean the life model.
Ornaments on the “zhungar” spear are broken, moved and scattered. And in the Kazakh spear there is the ornament “koshkar muiz” (“argali horns”), which reminds the bow aiming at the enemy.
The monument is surrounded by 12 stones with the signs of animals from the oriental calendar. The Steles symbolise the conflict and dramatic struggle of two peoples. The Kazakhs, who won this struggle, are represented by the higher Stele with the top, reaching up, while the Zhungars are represnted by the lower Stele with a top, as if split in two.
The Steles also differ in colour. The red granite Stele represents Kazakhstan and its people, and the grey colour of the second Stele represents the Zhungars. Designs on the Zhungars Stele are shifted, split and are scattered.
There is a "koshkar-muiyz" - "the arkhars' horns" design in the decoration of the Kazakhs Stele, which is reminiscent of a bow, directed at enemies. The monument is surrounded by 12 stones with signs of the eastern zodiac's animals.
Timur Suleimenov, the President of the Republic Designers' Union, the Honoured Worker of Arts, Almas Ordabayev, the Vice-President of the Designers' Union and Sairan Phazylov, the Head of the Almaty Region.
Architecture and Town Planning Department are the designers of the monument.

Monument for Anrakhay battle.Monument for Anrakhay battle.Monument for Anrakhay battle.Monument for Anrakhay battle.

Authority:
"Zhetysu is the Land of  tourism”. A Tourist Guide-book. Almaty.  2003. 68 p. and the material for this page is taken from the printed edition.

Photos
Alexander Petrov.