U.S. Consulate General launched “One Victory” photo exhibition in Almaty

On May 6, the U.S. Consulate General launched “One Victory” photo exhibition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War at the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty. U.S. Ambassador George Krol delivered opening remarks and honored U.S. and Kazakhstani veterans, whose sacrifices and struggles made victory possible. Representatives of the Almaty city Akimat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions, universities, journalists, and the public attended the event.

The three-week exhibition running until May 28 will feature rare photos from the U.S. National Archives and the Central State Archive of Documentaries, Photo Documents and Sound Recordings of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  The “One Victory” photo exhibition will showcase photos in four categories:  the struggle on the front lines, the achievements of women during the war, life on the Kazakhstani and U.S. home fronts, and cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union, including the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (KSSR). The exhibition will feature Kazakhstani and U.S. heroes, untold stories, and a declassified map displaying routes used by Allied Forces through the U.S. Lend-Lease Program to transport supplies through the Kazakh SSR to the Soviet Union and China. After the official opening in Almaty the photo exhibition opened on May 7 in Astana as well as in 11 cities across Kazakhstan.