N.A.Nazarbayev's appointment as Chairman of the board of Ministers of Kaz SSR
Appointment of MS Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU
Policy of accelerating socio-economic development of the country, proposed changes in agriculture, quickly found to be inadequate. Start of "perestroika."
Meetings and population protests in Alma-Ata and other cities of Kazakhstan dissatisfied with the decision of Moscow to appoint G. V. Kolbin. instead of D.A.Kunayev