World Cultures Kazakhstan

World Cultures Kazakhstan
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  • In 1920 Joseph Stalin called for Slavic migration into Kazakhstan. In the 1940's hundreds of  Koreans, Crimean taters, and Germans were forced to move to Kazakhstan. From around 1954-1964  about two million people, mainly Russians, moved to Kazakhstan when a campaign was launched to develop the Virgin islands by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. At this point the percentage of Kazakhs in the republic dropped to 30%.
  • In 1937 Stalin formally created the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
  • In 1949 at the nuclear test plant, Semipalatinsk in eastern Kazakhstan, the first nuclear test explosion took place.
  • In 1986 around 3,000 people took part in protests in Almaty after the soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev appoints Gennadiy Kolbin , an ethnic Russia, replacing Dinmukhamed Kunayev, an ethnic Kazakh.
  • 1990-supreme soviets elect Mursultan Nazarbayevas the first Kazakh president. 1991- Kazakhstan announces their independence from the Soviet Union and joins the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • Kazakhstan by: Rebecca Tirko pd.6
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