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The old mosque in of Akkol.

Leisure break in Kazakhstan.

"For Muslims my Khikmet will be a teacher
Whoever was, has to worship god,
My Khikmet, speak only to those who will understand.
Glorifying prayers, plunge into Allah's favor"

"Khikmet" of Hodga Akhmed Yassavi.

Trip from Pavlodar to Ust-Kamenogors.

The village of Akkol is founded as the Tatar settlement in 1812, and, by the beginning of the XXth century contained more than 50 houses. The mosque was under construction from 1905 to 1907 Fazylbekov Sultangaly Nigmatullovich together with a community of the believing Muslims.
As well as the Semipalatinsk mosques, Akkol it was created as the Siberian Tatar constructions. The stone for the base was delivered from Cossack the village Dolonskoy. The brick was made in Semipalatinsk by the Tatar industrialists, the wood was got in a nearby pinery.
Metal products (a roof, drainpipes, shod nails and other metal accessories) were made by the Tatar smith. Uniqueness of the building is that now this only thing the building which remained in the East Kazakhstan region in the rural mosque of pre-revolutionary construction.
Unfortunately, its current state is very deplorable. The monument is thrown. Window frames are lost, almost completely there is no iron roof of the main part of the building. Rather well only the covering of tent end of a minaret and a mikhrab remained.
Nevertheless, the mosque keeps integrity of the perception so far.

The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.In the environs of the settlement of Akkol.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.In the environs of the settlement of Akkol.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.In the environs of the settlement of Akkol.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.In the settlement of Akkol.The old Tatar mosque in the village of Akkol. 2003.

Authority:
Larionov Mikhail Mikhaylovich managing the sector of history of religion, Eas-Kazakhstan region architectural and ethnographic and natural and landscape memorial estate, Ust-Kamenogorsk. http://etnografiavko.kz/etno8_files/liter4.html

Photos by
Alexander Petrov.