Permanent exposition "Ella Maillart photos", telling about her unique journey through Central Asia, was created in the local history museum in Karakol. The Swiss Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic reported.
Ella Maillart (1903-1997) was a distinguished traveler, journalist, writer, athlete and photographer of the 20th century. She was born in Geneva (Switzerland). Throughout her life, she explored remote areas of the world in truly adventurous conditions. In 1932, Ella Maillart came to the Soviet Union, met with representatives of the intelligentsia. However, the main purpose of her visit was the study of Central Asia up to the border with China and the meeting with the nomads. She went on a trip with the Kyrgyz on horse to Tenir Too, reached the sands of Kyzylkum between Uzbekistan and the Aral Sea. Despite the winter cold, having avoided a meeting with the bandits and Soviet inspectors, she traveled from July 1932 to January 1933. Carefully documenting her experiences, Ella Maillart preserved the important for the history facts about formation of the country.
The permanent exposition includes 125 photographs from the expedition to Central Asia. The official opening ceremony will take place on September 10 at 11.00 a.m. in Karakol.
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