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  • See Almaty.

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  • proper n. A former name of Almaty (city in Kazakhstan).

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  • n. the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998


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  • It was known as Alma-Ata during the Soviet era, meaning “father of the apple.”

    The Fruit Hunters

  • During the 1870s and 1880s, when the place was still called Alma-Ata and the city was being planned by the Russians, the city engineer, a German by the name of Baum, stipulated that every citizen must plant five trees in front of his house.


  • And another guest, now a New Yorker, traveled to the island to recall his youth in a city once called Alma-Ata - "the father of apples."

    NYT > Home Page

  • Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata, is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of

    ChessBase News

  • The tournament took place in Almaty (formerly known as Alma-Ata), the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of more than 1,2 million.


  • In Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, two weeks later, the heads of eight more republics agreed to join.

    The Return

  • In Alma-Ata in 1986, thousands had been taken into custody.

    The Return

  • It would be used in Prague, in Alma-Ata, in Baku, in Riga, and in Moscow.

    The Gun

  • Working from a small adobe building, Kalashnikov refined his weapon at the Moscow Aviation Institute, which had moved to Alma-Ata.

    The Gun

  • For much of the next two years, Kalashnikov shuttled between Schurovo and institutes in Tashkent and Alma-Ata.

    The Gun


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