Russia. Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Illustrated Envelop






Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Medeo

Illustrated Envelop

Description Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata, is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 2,039,376 people, about 11% of the country’s total population and more than 2,7 million in its built-up area that encompasses Talgar, Boraldai, Otegen Batyr and many other suburbs. It served as capital of the Kazakh state in its various forms from 1929 to 1997, under the influence of the then Soviet Union and its appointees. In 1997, the government relocated the capital to Astana (known as “Nur-Sultan” as of 23 March 2019) in the north of the country and about 12 hours away by train.



The Medeu is an outdoor speed skating and bandy rink. It is located in a mountain valley (Medeu Valley, or the valley of Malaya Alma-Atinka River) on the south-eastern outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Medeu sits 1,691 metres above sea level, making it one of the highest skating rinks in the world. It has 10,500 square meters of ice and utilizes a sophisticated freezing and watering system to ensure the quality of the ice.

Type Illustrated Envelop. Alma-Ata, Medeo
Condition: Good
Edges/Corners Fine
Used/Unused Unused
Published by/for: Ministry of Communications, 1984


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