Almaty

”Almaty /ˈælməti/ (KazakhАлматыromanized: Almaty [ɑlmɑˈtə]RussianАлматы [ɐlmɐˈtɨ]), formerly known as Alma-Ata /ˌælmə.əˈtɑː/ (RussianАлма-АтаromanizedAlma-Ata) and Verniy (RussianВерныйromanizedVernyy), is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,801,713 people… It served as capital of the Kazakh state in its various forms from 1929 to 1997, under the influence of the then Soviet Union and its appointees.[5] – wikipedia