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A river, about 1,820 km (1,130 mi) long, rising in the steppe region of Kazakhstan and flowing generally west then northeast to the Irtysh River in south-central Russia.
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ISHIM, set up in Doha, Qatar in 2002, is a group of physicians, scholars and historians working on Islamic medical heritage and its role in the development of modern medicine.
If the new developments on the left bank of the Ishim River are the place where most of the economic and intellectual energies were and are focused, the old down-town, where government was temporarily settled in 1997, has been quickly renewed, and with an operation of cheap make-up "Astana's urban planners have concealed Khrushchev's pre-fabricated concrete high-rises behind white facades, creating space for pubs and nightclubs on their ground floors" (Neef 2006).
While the old town, located on the right bank of the River Ishim, reflect the history of the city, new construction in recent years has led to the development of a totally new city center on the left bank which includes Government offices, private housing and entertainment facilities.
The Ataturk Monument was constructed on the bank of River Ishim (Esil) in Astana.
Considering it's also part of Euroroute E22, linking Holyhead with Ishim in Russia via Amsterdam, Malmo, Riga and Moscow, I can't help but wonder what our European cousins feel about it.
In 1824, Siberian Cossacks from Omsk founded a fortress on the upper Ishim River named Akmolinsk, which is known today as Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Another option is the construction of a new gas pipeline connecting Ishim in Russia's western Siberia and Alashankou through the Kazakh cities of Astana and Karaganda.
It is part of Euroroute E22, running from Ireland to Holyhead to Ishim in Russia, via Amsterdam, Hamburg, Malmo, Riga and Moscow.