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After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection

Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
© tengrinews.kz
New fountain opened in Almaty on Lovers Day

A fountain called Su Peri (in English, Mermaid) has been opened in Almaty on the Lovers Day or Kozy Korpesh and Bayan Sulu Day that Kazakhstan celebrates on April 15.

New fountain opened in Almaty on Lovers Day
Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Charles De Gaulle's monument opened in Astana

A monument to Charles De Gaulle has been erected in Astana.

Charles De Gaulle's monument opened in Astana
Photo courtesy of runyweb.com
New memorial to honour Poles who saved Jews from Holocaust

Poles who saved Jews during the Holocaust will be honoured with a new memorial in the Polish capital Warsaw paid for by the children of survivors.

New memorial to honour Poles who saved Jews from Holocaust
© Altynai Zhumzhumina
Monument to Kazakhstan's budget?

A recently installed fountain in a city park of Astana became an object of ridicule from Internet users.

Monument to Kazakhstan's budget?
Photo courtesy of www.geopolitics.ru
8 Silk Road monuments in Kazakhstan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

UNESCO added seven settlements of the Great Silk Road located at the territory of Kazakhstan onto its World Heritage List.

8 Silk Road monuments in Kazakhstan added to UNESCO World Heritage List
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site

Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.

Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site
Photo courtesy of tripadvisor.ru
Thieves make off with giant Australian mango

Thieves armed with heavy machinery and cranes made a daring midnight heist in northern Australia, stealing a 10-metre, seven-tonne mango monument.

Thieves make off with giant Australian mango
©Reuters/Bernadett Szabo
Hungary backpedals on disputed Holocaust monument

The Hungarian government said Wednesday it had postponed the inauguration of a controversial monument which Jewish critics say glosses over Budapest's active role in the Holocaust.

Hungary backpedals on disputed Holocaust monument
Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev
Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev

Pro-EU Ukrainian protesters on Sunday toppled a statue of the Soviet Union's founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev after hundreds of thousands massed for a new protest in an increasingly tense standoff with President Viktor Yanukovych's government.

Lenin monument toppled as pro-EU protests rage in Kiev
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4
Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4

The Statue of Liberty finally reopened to visitors, on the July 4 national holiday, months after Superstorm Sandy slammed into New York.

Statue of Liberty reopens on July 4
Andris Berzins. ©REUTERS
Berzins opens memorial to repressed Latvians in Karaganda oblast

Latvian President Andris Berzins opened a memorial to Latvian victims of political repressions in Karaganda oblast in central Kazakhstan.

Berzins opens memorial to repressed Latvians in Karaganda oblast
Photo courtesy of armenpress.am
Mexico City to boot Azeri leader's statue from avenue

A bronze statue of Azerbaijan's late leader is going to be booted out of Mexico City's most famous avenue after rights activists complained that a "dictator" did not deserve such an honor.

Mexico City to boot Azeri leader's statue from avenue
Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico
Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico

Surrounded by flowers and palm trees off Mexico City's main avenue, the statue of Azerbaijan's late leader looks peaceful in a corner of the noisy and polluted capital's biggest park.

Late Azerbaijan leader's statue raises hackles in Mexico
The monument looks like a well-known Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio-de-Janeiro. Photo courtesy of otyrar-tv.kz
Tallest Kazakhstan statue being installed in Shymkent

Baydibek Bi monument has similarities with the well-known Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio-de-Janeiro.

Tallest Kazakhstan statue being installed in Shymkent
Photo courtesy of on.kz
39m-tall stela inaugurated in Kyzylorda

A new sight called Syr Ana (Mother of Syr Land) was opened in Kyzylorda, southern city of Kazakhstan, on the City Day.

39m-tall stela inaugurated in Kyzylorda
Ilya Ilyin's gold medal. ©REUTERS
Almaty erects 300-kilogram medal in honor of 2012 Olympic winners

A 300-kilogram 2-meter-tall iron medal is set in front of Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty in honor of the 2012 Olympic winners.

Almaty erects 300-kilogram medal in honor of 2012 Olympic winners
Photo by Danial Okassov©
PHOTO: Nursultan Nazarbayev opened a memorial to famine victims in Astana

An official opening of the memorial called "To victims of famine of 1932-1933" at the crossing of Republic and Abai streets in Astana was held on May 31.

PHOTO: Nursultan Nazarbayev opened a memorial to famine victims in Astana
Memorial to famine victims in Pavlodar. Photo courtesy of Tengrinews.kz©
PHOTO: Memorials to victims of famine and political repressions opened in Pavlodar and Petropavlovsk

Memorials to victims of famine and political repressions were opened in Pavlodar and Petropavlovsk on May 31.

PHOTO: Memorials to victims of famine and political repressions opened in Pavlodar and Petropavlovsk
Memorial of Glory in Almaty. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Memorial of Glory in Almaty to get renovated first time

The Memorial of Glory in 28 Panfilov’s Guard Park in Almaty will be renovated for the first time.

Memorial of Glory in Almaty to get renovated first time

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