Khadzhimukan Munaitpasov, Kazakh wrestler
Khadzhimukan Munaitpasov (Kazhymukan/Hadjimukan Munaytpasov, Qajymuqan Munaitpasuly, 1871-1948), Kazakh wrestler, repeated World Champion in Greco-Roman wrestling (from 1910 onwards). Discriminated against by the Russian National Team, he had to use an alias, Yamagata Makhanura, in order to participate in international competitions. He was nicknamed Black Ivan.
Kazakh village in Zhailau, during Nauryz (Spring holiday)
People in a high altitude summer pasture in Zhailau (Jailou), located in the Ile-Alatau State National Natural Park, Kazakhstan, during Nauryz (the traditional Spring holiday). Showing a woman (left) wearing traditional clothing, cooking Nauryz kozhe (a national special dish) in a cauldron over a fire, Kazakh hanging swings (Altybakan), Yurts (tents), and women and men playing dombra (Kazakh national stringed instrument), taking part in the Aitys (Aytysh) song competition.
© AEO Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools / Mary Evans