If a nation does not know its history, if the country loses its history, then its citizens have nowhere to go.
Mirzhakyp Dulatuly

Today in history

Rebellion of Kazakhs of the Junior Juz in 1783-1797, under the leadership of Syrym Datov

Otyrar city was founded in the 1st century AD

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May 30, 1595 Tauke Khan hosted Russian embassy headed by Stepanov

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In May 1595, Russian tsar sent to the Kazakh government envoys headed by Stepanov. They were shown hospitality and all honors by Tauekel Khan. Russian ambassadors closely acquainted with the life of Kazakhs and delved into the specifics of their life and culture. Such familiarity facilitated the deepening of relations between the two countries. Remembering the assistance provided by the Kazakhs for Russian to conquest Siberia, the Russian Tsar ordered to build in their possession fortified town Tara, which as reliable shield would cover Steppe from foreign seizure.