* Old Soviet and East European Postcards and Stamps
8 August 2011
Frunze / Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan. 1977 - 1.
Frunze / now Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan
Frunze. An equestrian statue of Mikhail Frunze.
Postcards, 1977. My collection.
* Bishkek, formerly Frunze, is the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan. Founded in 1825 as the Kyrgyz-Khokand fortress Bishkek, then, in 1862, named as the Russian fortress Pishpek, in 1926 the city was renamed Frunze (Фрунзе), after the Bolshevik military leader Mikhail Frunze. In 1991, the Kyrgyz parliament restored the city's historical name.