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Fortification of Raim (fort)

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Raim-russian fort, fortification is also known as the Aral fortification, built by the Russian engineer K.I. Gern in 1847 on the banks of the Syr Darya River. The fort's garrison consisted of 50 people, and cannons were also stationed here to defend the fort. Later, people from the fort were resettled to the village of Kazalinsk, which was located nearby. The artist Taras Shevchenko painted a picture depicting Fort Raim.

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Fort Raim is located on the banks of the Syrdarya River, 22 kilometers from the village of Kamystobe, 41 kilometers from the village of Aiteki Bi, Aral district, Kyzylorda region, Republic of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates: 46°04'18"N 61°43'42"E

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Fort Raim was located on a hill, 100 meters above sea level, the fort was built to defend the territory during the uprising of Kenesary Kasymov. Also, along the Syrdarya River, the schooner “Konstantin” was brought here to the fort, which was armed with cannons, and the schooner defended the fort from the water. In 1845, Fort Raim was completely abolished; on the site of the fort there is now a sign that indicates the location of the fort; buildings in the form of small hills have also been partially preserved.

Fort, fortification of Raim on the Aral Sea


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