Karaganda is one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan, and until 1997 it is the most populated city in this country.
Karaganda is known for the fact that manyfamous people. For example, the Russian hockey goalkeeper Konstantin Barulin, the Russian champion in professional boxing Natalia Ragozina and many others.
And here the well-known scientist-ethnographer Leo Gumilev served his time.
The fastest way to get to Karaganda by plane. From Moscow Domodedovo airport, flights "Moscow - Karaganda" of the airline "Transaero" depart once a day, and from Aeroflot - from "Sheremetyevo". Flight time is 3 hours 30 minutes. Flights from the Russian capital arrive in Karaganda airport Sary-Arka. This is the largest and, perhaps, the most beautiful of all airports in Kazakhstan. Its total area is 30 thousand square meters. But with all of its high technical and operational characteristics, Sary-Arka has the only problem - he has almost no passenger traffic, and the airport is almost empty. A day there are only 3-4 flights, which is extremely small for such a huge space.
Those who do not tolerate flights above the clouds,There is an opportunity to reach Karaganda by long-distance train. Three days a week the Kazan-Karaganda train leaves Kazan Station. The composition passes a lot of beautiful places, and on the way it is about 60 hours.
There is another option by rail to reach Kazakhstan, take the train "Moscow - Astana", and transfer to the terminal station at the "Railway Station" stop on the bus "Astana-Karaganda".
Since buses from Moscow to Karaganda do not go,You can reach your destination on your own car. In the first variant, it is necessary to take the course to Orenburg along the M5 "Ural" highway, and then drive through the steppes more than 300 kilometers and enter Karaganda. In the second variant, you should follow the M5 route from Moscow to Chelyabinsk, then along the M37 to Astana and then to Karaganda.
According to the third option, along the highway M4 "Don"You can go from Moscow to Volgograd, and then, passing Atyrau and Baikonur, take the M36 highway to Karaganda. The road by car will take at least 55 hours without taking into account the stops.