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The Koreans of Kazakhstan

Posted by on June 30, 2016 |

Kazakh soldiers in Ushtobe train station during a military parade welcoming soliders returning from training in China. When Koreans were deported, the Soviet government ordered Kazakhs not to make contact with Koreans. Nevertheless, Kazakhs helped Koreans dig holes in the ground for shelter, gave them food, and some hosted them to survive the first two harsh winters following their relocation. Ushtobe, Kazakhstan. September 2014.