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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Books tell story of historic friendship with Central Asia

China.dot.org 15 Jan 2021
... recently released books tell the history of China-Tajikistan and China-Kazakhstan friendship ... The book about China-Kazakhstan history chronicled key events, figures and stories between Chinese and Kazak people, dating back from the early Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) to modern times....
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Outlook 2021: A preview from Central Asia and the Caucasus

EurasiaNet 04 Jan 2021
So will it take any steps in 2021 to make them feel at home? Serious steps could be a real prosecution of soldiers accused of committing atrocious war crimes and a stepping back from promoting the crackpot “Albanian” theory by which Baku attempts to erase Armenia’s history in the region....
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Kazakh president vows to continue reforms in New Year message

China.dot.org 01 Jan 2021
NUR-SULTAN, Jan ... The president said Kazakhs have withstood the pressure of new challenges, showed steadfastness and solidarity ... "We are entering the 4th decade in the history of our sovereign country ... In the future, we will further strengthen the power of Kazakhstan....
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South Africa celebrates Al-Farabi’s 1150th jubilee with Kazakhstan

Independent online (SA) 21 Dec 2020
1) Connectivity and interlinkages between the humanistic ideas and legacy of Al-Farabi and Nelson Mandela; 2) Brief introduction to Kazakhstan’s history and modern reality; 3) Recent SONA by Kazakhstani President; and 4) Central and Southern Asia as one of the valuable centres of civilization....
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Floyd Mayweather, Laila Ali elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

The Post-Star 16 Dec 2020
The Class of 2021 announced Tuesday also includes former Olympic champion Andre Ward, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, and Dr. Margaret Goodman. Elected posthumously were ... Nicknamed “Dr. Steelhammer,” the native of Kazakhstan was heavyweight champion longer than anyone in history (12 years, 2 days) and finished with a pro record of 64-5 (53 KOs) ... 19, 1978 ... ....
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Floyd Mayweather, Laila Ali, elected to Boxing Hall of Fame

Cape Cod Times 16 Dec 2020
CANASTOTA, N.Y ... The Class of 2021 announced Tuesday also includes former Olympic champion Andre Ward, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, and Dr. Margaret Goodman. Elected posthumously were ... Steelhammer,” the native of Kazakhstan was heavyweight champion longer than anyone in history (12 years, 2 days) and finished with a pro record of 64-5 (53 KOs) ... ....
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Grand Rapids' Floyd Mayweather headlines 2021 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Detroit news 16 Dec 2020
Canastota, N.Y ... The Class of 2021 announced Tuesday also includes former Olympic champion Andre Ward, Ann Wolfe, Marian Trimiar, and Dr. Margaret Goodman. Elected posthumously were ... Steelhammer,” the native of Kazakhstan was heavyweight champion longer than anyone in history (12 years, 2 days) and finished with a pro record of 64-5 (53 KOs) ... .......
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Russian nationalists again rile Kazakhstan by questioning its nationhood

EurasiaNet 15 Dec 2020
Russian politicians sometimes enjoy, for reasons best known to themselves, riling their loyal neighbor Kazakhstan ... In August 2014, Putin inflicted what appeared to be a calculated slight by arguing that Kazakhstan had only a short history of statehood, as if to imply that the country’s borders should not be considered wholly inviolate....
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How the Expo 2017 Astana got a new life in Kazakhstan

Gulf News 14 Dec 2020
The center presents opportunities to attract major international events to Kazakhstan ... The content of the pavilion will reveal the rich history and culture of Kazakhstan, present tourist potential, technological and investment opportunities of the country, and acquaint visitors with unique natural landscapes of Kazakhstan....
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Shell and Eni settle revenue sharing dispute in Kazakhstan

Business Day 14 Dec 2020
AlmatyRoyal Dutch Shell, Eni and their partners in the Karachaganak oil and gas venture paid $1.3bn to settle a long-running dispute with Kazakhstan over revenue sharing ... Kazakhstan has a history of disputes with international investors over its energy projects....
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Why Biden shouldn’t try to denuclearize North Korea

Asiatimes 11 Dec 2020
Photo ... The denuclearization of an eco-system this vast “has never happened in history,” Hecker said. Only four countries have verifiably denuclearized – Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Ukraine – and none had anything close to the capabilities North Korea has amassed ... Still, nothing will be easy for Biden given the long, dark history of distrust....
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