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Abylay-khan residence in Petropavlovsk.

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“I, Ablai-Saltan, wish you hello, all our subjects bow to you. I declare to myself that I have freed myself from Galdan-Cherenyev’s hands in good health and with honor and have arrived at the house. Galdan-Cherenj has me for my son, and your nephew Septen has for my brother less. And I call you a smaller brother.”

A letter addressed to the widow of the Kalmyk Khan of Darma-Bale from Abylai-khan.

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The historical and memorial complex "Abylay-khan Residence" was opened in 2008 in the city of Petropavlovsk, North Kazakhstan Region. Architects: Baymagambeto S., Zatay V. Sculptor: Satybaldin K. According to the archives, it was the residence of Abylay Khan built by decree of Empress Catherine II in 1762 - 1765.
Unfortunately, this wooden building after the fire that occurred in the 19th century was destroyed, the exact location of the building is disputed by historians, local historians. In 1829, a stone building was built in its place. The two-story building was nicknamed the "Abylai White House".
According to some versions, the son of Abylai lived in a stone house. That is, a modern building is not the same house in which the khan lived, but definitely this place is connected with the life and work of Abylai.
At the beginning of the last century, the building housed a military infirmary, then the barracks, but by the end of the century the building was abandoned. At the beginning of the XXI century, the authorities decided to create a memorial museum in this house.
Repair and restoration work began in 2005. The opening of the museum complex “Abylay Khan's Residence” took place in 2008, with the participation of the President of the Republic. Now Abylay House is recognized as a historical and cultural monument of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition to the house of the khan, the structure of the museum included his office, a guest house and a bathhouse.
The area of ​​the “Abylay Khan Residence” complex is 1,288.5 square meters.
Within the framework of the State program "Cultural Heritage" for 2004 - 2006 A project was developed to recreate and restore the "Abylay Khan Residences." At the central entrance to the complex is a monument to Abylay-khan on a horse.
Expositions at the Abylay-khan Residence Memorial Complex The collection of the Abylay-khan Museum is dedicated to the life and work of the great statesman of Kazakhstan. Khan was an outstanding politician and commander, in his family - one of the founders of the Kazakh horde, Az-Zhanibek, a descendant of Genghis Khan.
Abylay played a significant role in maintaining the unity of the Kazakh people.

In the historical and memorial complex "Abylai-khan's Residence" there are 4 rooms: 

The first room introduces the genealogy of Abylai, the years of his childhood and growing up. He was chosen as khan when he was 20 years old, and his real name is Abilmansur. Here an interesting collection of weapons is assembled - a wick gun, national sabers of the Kazakhs, shields.
The second room represents the chambers of Abylay-khan, where you can see a traditional wooden bed with inlaid bones, carpets, chests and other interior items.
In the third hall of the House of Abylai, the figure of the khan himself is installed on the throne. Here are exhibited his jewelry, ring-seal, weapons, clothes for men and women, some traditional household items.
The fourth room is dedicated to the personality of the khan as a competent diplomat. The hall contains various historical documents telling about Abylay’s policy in building relations with Russia and China, as well as strengthening the statehood of his people. In a difficult historical period, Abylay managed to maintain unity and defend the independence of the state.
Address: Karim Sutyusheva street, 1B.

“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.