from an interview with D.A. Kunaev
The D. A. Kunaev Foundation is an international non-governmental, public, non-profit organization. The Foundation was founded by the decision of its founders to achieve social, cultural, charitable, educational, consulting and other goals in accordance with the Civil Code and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On non-profit organizations dated January 16, 2001 No. 142-II.
Date of birth: January 12, 1912.
Place of birth: city of Verny (Alma-Ata)
1936: graduated from the Moscow Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals and Gold. Specialty: mining engineer
1952: Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR
1953: Doctor of Engineering
1936 - 1939 - drilling rig operator, foreman, shift engineer, site manager, shop manager, chief engineer, director of the Kounrad mine
1939 - Deputy chief engineer and head of the technical department of the Altaipolimetall plant (Ust-Kamenogorsk)
1939 - 1942 - director of the Leninogorsk (Ridder) mine, director of the Leninogorsk mine administration
1939 - a member of the CPSU (until 1952 - the CPSU (b)). Didn't leave the party
1942 - 1952 - Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Council of People's Commissars) of the Kazakh SSR
1952 - 1955 - President of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR
1953 - Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
1955 - 1960 - Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR
1956 - Member of the Central Committee of the CPSU
1960 - 1962 - 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan
1962 - Member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
1962 - 1964 - Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR
1964 - 1986 - 1st Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan
1966 - candidate member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU
1971 - Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU
1986 - retirement
- Three times Hero of Socialist Labor (1972, 1976, 1982), 8 Orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner of Labor, Order of the October Revolution, Order of the Patriotic War 1st degree, medals.
- Awards of foreign states: Order of Sukhe-Bator (Mongolia), Order of Knight's Honor (Czechoslovakia), medals of Bulgaria, Cuba, North Korea.
Memoirs "About my time" (1992)
"From Stalin to Gorbachev" (1994)
Collecting weapons and lighters
“While there is still strength, while the heart is beating, the human soul is young”