The Capital by Andrew McConnel

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Anisa Hafizova, 85, in her home. Anisa was sent to Tselinograd (Astana's previous name) in 1957 with her husband from their home in Siberia as part of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's 'Virgin Lands' campaign. During the campaign many young communists where sent to northern Kazakhstan to work the fields and boost the Soviet Union's agricultural production.