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10 December 1991

The decision to rename the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic as the Republic of Kazakhstan was made

In early December of 1991, the leaders of the three countries: Russia - Boris Yeltsin, Ukraine - Leonid Kravchuk and Belarus - S. Shushkevich signed the Belovezhsk treaty on the denunciation of the union agreement of 1922. The collapse of the USSR, in fact, was legally registered. The republics, which were the parts of the Soviet Union, formed independent and sovereign states.

The Supreme Council decided to rename the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic as the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 10, 1991.

10 December 1991

Nursultan Nazarbayev took the oath as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

On December 10, 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev took the oath as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

10 December 1991

Nursultan Nazarbayev began his tenure as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

On December 10, 1991 Nursultan Nazarbayev began his tenure as the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

10 December 1997

An official transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Akmola was made

Transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Astana (December, 10 1997) - the third transfer of the capital in Kazakhstan. Unlike earlier ones, this transfer was initiated by the authorities of the republic. It also became the first and the only transfer of the capital of the state in the former Soviet space, significantly affecting the social and economic life in the country.

10 December 1998

The decree “On the Announcement of 1998 as the Year of the National Unity and National History” was issued

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated from December, 10 1997 "About the announcement of 1998 for Year of the national unity and national history" The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan DECLARES:

1) To form the State commission on carrying out a Year of national unity and national history.  Till January, 10 to make offers on its structure.

2) To approve and submit to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the personal squad of the State Commission and to outline a special plan for the Year of national unity and national history (Annexes 1 and 2).

3) The Akimats of Akmola and Almaty cities, to the heads of ministries, committees and departments, to form the similar commission. Funding of the Year of National Unity and national history is provided for the account and within the means provided by the ministries and departments in the republican budget for 1998

4) The Republican onomastic commission to bring the names of individual settlements into compliance with the historical reality.

5) The Akimats of Akmola and Almaty cities, to take measures for the construction of new memorials of the historical significance as well as to rebuild the old ones.