Worthy of his people

On January 12, 2022 Dinmuhamed Akhmedovich Kunayev marks his 110th birthday.

Dinmukhamed Kunayev was an outstanding statesman. First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR, thrice Hero of Socialist Labour, President of the Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan. In Kazakhstan of Kunayev's epoch there was no stagnation in the republic. Industrial production grew by 9 times, construction by 8 times, agriculture by 6 times. The republic became a major centre of fuel and energy industry.

From 1955 to 1985 in Almaty city were appeared buildings, which were awarded the State Prize of the USSR and the Kazakh SSR, landscaped avenues, streets, squares, squares, smart houses, beautiful administrative buildings, monuments on the largest squares.

The Kasteev State Art Museum, the Palace of Sports named after the 50th anniversary of October, the State Museum of the Kazakh SSR, the KazSSR Government House, the Central Library, the Central Stadium, the Auzov Kazakh Drama Theatre, the State Circus, the Park named after the 28th Guardsmen-Panfilov, the Kasteev State Circus and the KazSSR Memorial Park. 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Park, Green Bazaar, Arasan Bathhouse, monument to Chokan Valikhanov, monument to Abai, "Kazakhstan" Hotel, Palace of Schoolchildren, Medeo Dam, Medeo Highland Skating Rink, Alma-Ata Airport, Kazakh SSR Academy of Sciences, Koktyube TV Tower. 

 Quotes from Kunayev:

 I have always faithfully served my people, and will continue to serve them until my last day.

Kazakhs say: "If you do not know your neighbor, you do not know your ancestors". A unique feature of our people is that our people know their ancestors up to the seventh tribe even without records. Everyone should know their genealogy.

Quotes on Kunayev

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly (People's Hero of Kazakhstan, Hero of the Soviet Union, writer): "I am proud of my people, its worthy son... This is a historical fact.

Mukhtar Auezov (Kazakh writer, scholar): "Dimash's fate should be the pride of the Kazakh people, may the Almighty protect him.

Ilyas Yesenberlin (writer, author of the trilogy "Nomads"): "Prominent people are born either for the happiness or sorrow of their people" - says a Kazakh proverb. Dimash Akhmedovich was born for the people's happiness and is precious for each of us in a special way".


Source: based on the book by D. Kunayev

Illustrator: Assem Omarova, @assem.dreamer 


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