History of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, the largest segment of the Eurasian Steppe, was the home and crossroads for numerous groups of people throughout history. Human activity in the region began with the extinct Pithecanthropus and Sinanthropus 1 million – 800,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains, as well as the Caspian and Balkhash areas. Neanderthals were present 140,000 – 40,000 years ago in the Karatau Mountains and Central Kazakhstan. Modern Homo sapiens appeared 40,000 – 12,000 years ago in Southern, Central, and Eastern Kazakhstan. After the end of the last glacial period, 12,500 – 5,000 years ago, human settlement spread across the whole of Kazakhstan, eventually leading to the extinction of large animals (mammoth, woolly rhinoceros). The hunter-gatherer communes invented bows and boats, and used domesticated wolves and traps for hunting.

The Neolithic Revolution was marked by the appearance of animal husbandry and agriculture, giving rise to the Atbasar,Kelteminar, Botai, Mokanjar, Ust-Narym, and other cultures. The Botai culture (3600–3100 BCE) is credited with the first domestication of horses. Ceramics and polished stone tools also appeared during this period. The 4th – 3rd millennia witnessed the beginning of metal production, manufacture of copper tools, and use of casting molds. In the 2nd millennium, ore mining developed in Central Kazakhstan.

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Filipinos take to social media to hail Hidilyn Diaz’s historic Olympic win

Manila Bulletin 26 Jul 2021
The long-awaited quest by the Philippines for its first Olympic gold has finally ended ... Diaz ruled the women’s 55kg weightlifting event, edging out world champion Liao Qiuyun of China and Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan. History. Made ... Hidilyn Diaz for making history by winning the 55kg Women’s Weightlifting,” a Twitter user said ... ....

Olympics-Weightlifting-China’s Chen and Li win gold

Metro USA 25 Jul 2021
He also became only the fifth weightlifter in history to win four Olympic medals. Kazakhstan’s 22-year-old Igor Son took the bronze medal. (Reporting by Junko Fujita and Ece Toksabay, editing by Ed Osmond). ....

Tokyo 2020: Mahassen Hala Fattouh, the weightlifter making Lebanese history

The National 22 Jul 2021
Hala’s coach had managed to buy her some time ... “At that point, I had to make it or I was out,” she recalls ... Australia's Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games. It was a good lift ... Seizing the opportunity, Hala made history when she competed in the 2014 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan ... ....

Bitcoin Mining Difficulty at All Time Low Since January 2020

Coinspeaker 19 Jul 2021
Mining a Bitcoin keeps on getting more facile, with yet another in the mining difficulty index ... According to him, almost 50% of the network has been influenced in a specific geographic region, making it a first in BTC’s history. China’s local miners have commenced relocating to foreign lands like Russia, Kazakhstan, and North America. next .......

Nazarbayev Says Soros Personally Talked Him Out of Closing His Foundation in Kazakhstan

Urdu Point 16 Jul 2021
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th July, 2021) Kazakhstan's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has said that US billionaire George Soros personally dissuaded him from closing the office of his foundation in the country. Nazarbayev talked about the first years of Kazakhstan's independence in the new feature documentary "Qazaq....

'Obama feared assassination': Oliver Stone reheats conspiracies at CannesHe bemoaned the fact that US financiers ...

Deccan Herald 13 Jul 2021
"Obama, one of his biggest concerns when he was president, was being assassinated because he was the first black president," Stone told reporters. Also Read ... The maverick director was accused this week of glorifying Kazakhstan's dictatorial former president Nursultan Nazarbayev in another new documentary, "Qazaq. History of the Golden Man" ... Twitter ....

Overview of Kazakhstan’s 30 years of independence celebration in Addis

Capital Ethiopia 12 Jul 2021
The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Ethiopia held a seminar, “Cultural Heritage of Kazakhstan,” in honor of the 30th year of the nation’s independence on Thursday, July 08, 2021 ... During the documentary and presentations, participants learned about Kazakhstan’s history ... The seminar also aimed to promote the vision of a peaceful Kazakhstan....

Director Stone rejects claims film promotes Kazak autocrat

Irish Independent 12 Jul 2021
... Nazarbayev, the former president of Kazakhstan ... History of the Golden Man, premiered in capital Nur-Sultan last week....

Kazakhstan's golden man gets the Oliver Stone treatment

Beijing News 07 Jul 2021
History of the Golden Man is being sold to the public ... History of the Golden Man is ostensibly about more than just Nazarbayev, though. It is being cast as an epic voyage through Kazakhstan's nomadic history all the way to the present, but with a heavy focus on the role of the man who takes credit for forging the modern-day nation state....

2 new weight classes for women boxers in Tokyo Olympics

Newsday 02 Jul 2021
HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO. Uzbekistan heralded its arrival as an Olympic boxing powerhouse by topping the medals table with three golds and seven total. U.S ... Evgeny Tishchenko's heavyweight gold-medal victory over Kazakhstan's Vassily Levit inspired outrage in a sport with decades of questionable decisions in its history. WHAT'S NEW ... TOKYO EXPECTATIONS ... U.S ... 3....

Brian Oliver: Why weightlifting will spurn golden chance to turn scandal to its advantage at Tokyo 2020

Inside The Games 25 Jun 2021
Make no mistake, it can - but only if the self-serving members of the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) Executive Board, and especially the member from Kazakhstan, do something they have never even dreamed of doing and put the sport's interests first ... Kazakhstan could just say "hands up, no appeal" and it would all happen in good time....

How the (Much Maligned) Mongol Horde Helped Create Russian Civilization

Quillette 11 Jun 2021
If the great nomadic regime born from the Mongol expansion of the 13th century were projected on today’s maps, it would stretch across a region occupied by Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Russia, including Tatarstan and Crimea. The history of this Horde is therefore a shared legacy....