Sayazhan Kaukenova, Power, Astana, photo by Alisher Abdukarimov
Power begins the newest section “Inside”, with the help of which we want to show how many famous buildings look inside, which not all people, due to various circumstances, can visit or see with their own eyes. Every week we will offer you to take an exciting photo walk with us. Today, it’s time to visit the Saken Seifullin Museum.
In Astana, at ul. Auezov, twenty ug. Seifullin Street is a museum named after Saken Seyfullin, writer, poet, founder of modern Kazakh literature. Many mistakenly believe that the building was the home of a publicist. Here Seyfullin worked here in the 20-30s – he was one of the first chairmen of the Council of People’s Commissars. Inside there are seven halls, conventionally designating different periods of the writer’s life. Previously, they were the offices of civil servants of the Council of People’s Commissars. However, until now it is not known in which of them the office for Seifullin’s work was located.
The museum stores things not only the writer himself, but his ancestors. In the largest hall of the museum are presented the personal items of his great-grandfather Kushikbay batyr: a hunting belt, and the medallion of great-grandfather Sean Abi, also a spindle and a box for his mother’s tea, which Seyfullin specially brought from Moscow.
Seifullin adhered to the European style of clothing: a strict brown striped suit, white shirt, color tie — all this was bought by him in the 1930s in Moscow, and leather shoes were made to order during a vacation in Crimea.
A model of a village school where Saken Seifullin taught in the 16s after graduating from a seminary.
The model of the house in Akmolinsk (now in Astana), which was located at the intersection of Republic Avenue, corner of Imanova street behind the Meruert restaurant. Previously, the restaurant was called “Golden Cornfield” and was the most popular in Tselinograd. The house was demolished in one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine years in connection with new buildings.
The first editions of Saken Seyfullin’s books.
There is nothing superfluous in Saken Seyfullin’s office, everything is in place.
The clock of his brother Mazhit, standing in the writer’s office.
A bag bought in the 30s, a dressing table, a typewriter made in New York by Underwood, a scarf and an umbrella – all this was once used by the great poet.
The gramophone is still in working condition.
The physical harmony of the teacher and muse of the writer Nina Mokina, who taught him music.