Industry Walking Tour "Interhelpo"

Interhelpo and Deng Xiaoping Str.
18-02-2024 10:00
bishkekwalks@gmail.com

This walking tour will tell a story of how industrialization began in agrarian Kyrgyzstan and how Central Europeans came to Soviet Kyrgyzstan in the mid-1920s. "Interhelpo" was formed as a cooperative in Czechoslovakia in 1923 with the aim of helping Kyrgyzstan to build socialist economy. Interhelpo brings the first industrial technology and farm machinery to Kyrgyzstan. Electricity first appeared in Bishkek thanks to Interhelpo.  In just a few years they built an electric power station, textile factory, foundry, furniture factory, railroads, hospitals, schools and a few main government buildings. In 1925, Interhelpo was declared the best cooperative in the USSR. On the walking tour, we will follow the footprints of Interhelpo, talk about the challenges of those times, successes and the fall of Interhelpo and explore related places that are unusual and still part of modern Bishkek.

DURATION:
The tour lasts for about 2 hours. Make sure you are dressed according to the weather and have comfortable shoes on.

COST: 1000 som per person.

MEETING POINT:
The intersection of Intergel'po str. and Deng Xiaoping (continuation of Chui ave)

https://goo.gl/maps/ozNprwq8w1KXCsGi9
several blocks further west from Osh bazaar.

LANGUAGE: English.

REGISTRATION https://linktr.ee/bishkekwalks.

For questions, e-mail us: bishkekwalks@gmail.com.

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