Aulie Ata

Au•li•e A•ta

(ˈaʊ liˌeɪ əˈtɑ)
a city in S Kazakhstan. 315,000. Formerly, Dzhambul.
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The first Trek group, mostly from the Molotschna, stayed in Russia, accepting the offer oi Turkestan's governor, Konstantin von Kaufmann, to settle near Aulie Ata in the fruitful Talas Valley.
A few points to substantiate this caution must suffice: 1) It was Epp's millennial reckoning and projection of events that was at least partially responsible (together with the impending general military conscription) for the urgency of the Trek's departure in 1880 and largely determined its specific geographical destination (although Epp changed the latter en route,); 2) The Aulie Ata group, by staying in Russia, did, after all, compromise the envisioned goal of escaping from all forms of military and alternative service; 3) The Ak Metchet group/ although impressed by the much-respected teacher j.