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Monument victims of flood in village of Kyzylagash.

Monuments of Zhetysu region.

“The sultry wind in my soul blows again,
It’s so hot in the desert - it’s so hard to breathe!
The land is dry without life-giving tear
No rain, no water, no laid thunderstorms.
I sow in dry soil I vain grain
Will it grow in the desert without moisture?
Stony soil and a lot of sand"

Elena Mizyun.

Historical places of Zhetysu region.

Memorial complex to flood victims is located at an altitude of 481 meters above sea level, located south-eastern part of village of Kyzylagash, 50 meters south of Taldykorgan - Zhansugurovo highway in Aksu district of Zhetysu region. 
The memorial complex was installed in August 2010, architect: Baulykov K. The complex is dedicated to the victims of the flood in the village of Kyzylagash. In the center of the memorial composition there is a granite tree, which is held by a woman saving her child.
Symbolically, the flood is shown in the form of waves, in the middle of which there is a mother, protecting her child, holding on to a tree. Nearby is a memorial plaque with the names of 45 dead villagers written on it. On the night of March 11-12, 2010, a dam burst above the village on the Kyzylagash River, killing 45 people.
At the time of the tragedy, 2,643 people lived in Kyzylagash. The village of Kyzylagash was destroyed by 70% as a result of a dam break.
Geographic coordinates of memorial complex to flood victims: N45°22'42 E78°43'52

“Based on field research. Ermaganbetova K. December 2016. "Register of memorial complexes built during the period of independence." "Practices and places of memory in Kazakhstan." Medeuova K.A., Sandybaeva U.M., Naurzbaeva Z.Zh., Tolgambaeva D.T., Ermaganbetova K.S., Melnikov D.N., Kikimbaev M.Zh., Ramazanova A.Ch., Tlepbergen A .B., Zhetibaev E.Zh., Orazbaeva D.E., Poltavets K.A.

Photos by:
Alexander Petrov.