Asan-Kozha necropolis Form of the monument: Monumental art object Location of monument: Aktobe city, Victory Avenue 31, the back side square of Town recreation center building. Historical background: The monument was installed with the aim perpetuation of the memory of all victims of starvation and political repression. According to historical information, for about 3 million people (42% from general population) were died from starvation and disease in 1932-1933 years in Kazakhstan. More than 600 thousands of Kazakhs were forced to leave their motherland and depart abroad. Almost half of our nation was died from starvation. The continued Stalin’s repressions of 1937-1938 years became the major setback for Kazakhs as well. During these years in Kazakhstan around 100,000 people were innocently convicted, among them 25000 were shot. Among the innocent victims of this regime were many representatives of the Kazakh intellectuals. Only from Aktobe oblast 7000 people were sent to detention camps and 1800 people were sentence to the firing squad. Description of monument: The composition composes the personality of individual, who was victimized by totalitarian regime. Strong man, with a sorrowful slumped head towards his chest, but not broken by a strong invincible soul. He tries to get free from his iron imprisonment to prove his innocence, and will fight until the end. His bare leg is embedded in the ground, but he believes he will recover. The figure is covered in a cloth that looks like flames. The shanyrak is erected above the granite wall. The monument is cast in bronze and is 2.40 meters high. Sculptor: A. Kubai.