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    The pride and symbol of Kazakhstan - the suspension bridge over the Irtysh River - the city budget can't afford. It took ten years to realize such a disturbing financial reality. During this time the bridge had ordered "user base and Islamizes". Such bridges, like two of Semey city, are in the world's only 17 and none in the CIS. Its construction at the end of the last century and commissioning became a real holiday for the citizens - the old two-lane crossing could not cope with the increasing flow of traffic and urgently require repair. And then next door was built the present bridge machine, designed and built by advanced Japanese, more than a kilometer long, a width of 22 meters, instead of six lanes. The bridge stood without any problems for seven years.

    Guests and opened the city fathers "the secret", that is, for the maintenance and content of such structures are usually created a special organization and a separate budget. In the summer of that year in Semey quickly opened the state, municipal enterprise on the operation of the suspension bridge. But the budget did not happen quickly, as Families and without, that is always in financial deficit. In the maintenance of the bridge began to deviate from three to eight million Tenge, but in practice they require hundreds of times more. And what there is, is barely enough to patching, surface cracks of the road surface of the bridge and the repair of the separation structures.

    And this year, the asphalt on the suspension bridge looks very deplorably long-term absence of the owner and characteristics of climate have done their destructive business. Now it will not pass through it with a breeze without fear of breaking the suspension of a car - here and there on all six lanes of gaping potholes and dips.

    Pathetic crossing lost their status as the smooth roads in Semey and looks like all the city highways after the winter, broken and pathetic. What is the state of internal components of the bridge and its supporting cables, even afraid to imagine. For ten years the inside has never been examined. And such specialists in the city, it is necessary for Japan to write - and this is again millions. Deputies of the city see just the official recognition of Semey suspension bridge is a strategic object and transfer it to the balance of the Republican or regional budget. Apparently, it has become a common pride and a headache.

  • Semey - My hometown!

    Lying on both banks of the Irtysh, Semipalatinsk, or in Kazakh Families, is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in the country - so consider not only biased locals, but also unbiased domestic and foreign guests "spiritual capital" of Kazakhstan. One third of the city is Zhana-Semey (in Kazakh, the new Semipalatinsk) - the left part, crossed by several bridges, from the right Bank of the Irtysh.

    Words cannot Express the beauty of the city, where the past and the present, intricately combine to create its unique look. Broad avenues and quiet old streets, high-rise buildings, neat mansions, gleaming glass and metal offices of numerous firms and monuments of old architecture, elegant buildings in a Villa suburb, which soars skyward fountains, numerous parks and gardens, the abundance and diversity of transport, cafe music night, evening the ringing Church bells and the singing of muezzins in the morning is a portrait of modern Semipalatinsk.

    Located at the intersection of strategic, rail, road, water and air transport arteries, the city has always been and still remains an important part of international trade. Already in the mid-nineteenth century due to its geographical position on the vastness of Commerce, he was one of the leading cities of Kazakhstan. Day and night crossing Semipalatinsk, rushing trains and caravans, go court on the Irtysh, life never stops at the international airport, capable to accept any types of planes from different corners of the globe. There is a brisk trade today. The city has many modern shopping centers and supermarkets, cozy boutiques and old-fashioned stalls where you can buy national Souvenirs, high-quality, modern, and most importantly inexpensive local products that will help to retain pleasant memories of our city and goods from all over the world. Very picturesque Oriental colorful bazaars of Semipalatinsk, where people sell their goods not only local traders, but also trade people from China, Central Asia and Russia. They are invariably visited by numerous guests of the city.
    The city is permeated with spirituality. It is home to many prominent figures of literature, art and science. This land gave birth to the great poet and thinker, the national pride of Kazakhstan - Abay, a prominent philosopher Shakarim Kudaiberdiev, masters of world literature Mukhtar Auezov, a consummate singer - improviser Amre kashaubayev, fascinated the Paris.

    In Semipalatinsk several years he lived and worked great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Here was born his friendship with the outstanding Kazakh scientist Shokan Ualikhanov. In Semipalatinsk also studied, lived and worked first President of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan academician Kanysh Satpayev, academician Alkey Margulan, well-known writers Vsevolod Ivanov, Nikolay Anov, Galina Serebriakova, poets, Sabit Donentaev, Sultanmakhmud Toraigyrov, researcher - researcher Abay qayyum Muhammedcanov, artists Bibigul Tulegenova, Rosa Rymbaeva, Yerkegali Rakhmadiyev Bari Alibasov and many others. Semipalatinsk was anciently of interest for researchers around the world. In our city was visited by Przhevalsky, Potanin, Semenov-Tien Shan, George Kennan, and many others.

    There were political exiles, who have made great contribution to development of spirituality of the region - Michaelis, R., gross, Lobanovsky, they often talked Abay.

    The current appearance of the city has a number of interesting architectural structures. The first is a unique ensemble of the Central Square, named after Abai, which determines snow-white, like a fairy fortress the building of the eponymous theatre, built high-rise buildings the avenues of Shakarim and Auezov - the main highway connecting both parts of the city. We can not say about the youth Palace, the House of trade unions, the wedding Palace, buildings of the state archive, river and air terminals, hotels "BINAR", "Tourist" and "Irtysh", from which opens a wonderful panorama of the Central part of the city and zhanasemeiski buildings (left Bank).

    A striking landmark in the city has a new suspension bridge over the Irtysh river. He is the only one in the CIS and 17th suspension bridge in the world. Namely, this design only three. General reconstruction connected with its construction has touched many corners of the city.
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