Fort-Shevchenko


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Fort-Shevchenko

 

a city under oblast jurisdiction in Mangyshlak Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Fort Shevchenko is located on Cape Tiub-Karagan, on Mangyshlak Peninsula. A port on the Caspian Sea, the city has a fish-processing combine. Coquina is extracted in the area. Fort-Shevchenko was founded in 1846 as the fortification Novopetrovskoe. It was renamed Fort-Aleksandrovskii in 1857. In 1939 it was given its present name in honor of T. G. Shevchenko, who had been in exile there from 1850 to 1857. The Shevchenko Memorial Museum and a museum of local lore are in the city.

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The two-day event involved some 150 representatives of the Aktau and Fort-Shevchenko administrations of the Mangystau region, as well as judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and members of civil society who were familiarized with national and international mechanisms for human rights protection and the functions of different agencies in the network of protective institutions.