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This July, I had the pleasure of travelling with G Adventures to Central Asia on the Central Asia Adventure – Almaty To Tashkent tour. We visited four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Here are some of the sights I saw in my two weeks of travel. A highlight reel of Central Asia.
Each of the countries we visited were former Soviet Republics. As such, there are varying degrees of Russian and Soviet influence you can still see in each one. This is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Almaty. Made entirely of wood, it survived the Soviet era and is one of the most notable structures in Almaty today.
It is estimated that more than 20,000,000 Soviets lost their lives during the Second World War.