Taldykorgan. Secrets of the hills

Taldykorgan is located in the foothills of the Dzungarian Alatau on the bank of Karatal River in the very center of the Semirechye. Climate is continental, cold winters and hot summers. Now almost two hundred thousand people live here. It is believed that this is a relatively young city which appeared due to immigrants in the second half of the 19th century. However recently there are have been heated debates about its more ancient history. There were really significant events that affected the history of not only this region but also the country as a whole. This place attracted a huge number of people who had decided other people's fates.

The city oasis in the middle of the steppe, what secrets does it keep? When did the chronicle of the city actually begin? How is a small village became a city?