1926-1945 History of Kazakhstan 1953-1964

Kazakhstan 1945-1954

Administration . The Kazakh SSR was administrated by ethnic Russians.

Demographic History . With the exception of the influx of Black Sea Greeks (1949-1950), the population increase due to deportations ended. Kazakhstan's population is estimated at 6.444 million in 1945, 7.316 million in 1953 (J. Lahmeyer).

Technology . After World War II, Kazakhstan was the testing ground for Russia's nucleare program, the first nuclear device being exploded at Semipalatinsk in 1949.

STUDENTS' PAPER Choi Eunsol, The History of Kazakhstan as Reflected in the New York Times, 1920-1969
Timetable History of Kazakhstan, from BBC News
Major Events Relevant to Central Asian History since 1600, timeline from oxuscom
Library of Congress, Country Studies : Kazakhstan
Article : Semipalatinsk Test Site, Operation First Lightning, from Wikipedia
DOCUMENTS World Statesmen : Kazakhstan by Ben Cahoon
Historical Population Statistics : Kazakhstan, from Population Statistics
REFERENCE Chapter XXII : Antique Worlds of Central Asia, pp.450-474 in : John Gunther, Inside Russia Today, NY : Harper & Bros. (1957) 1958 [G]
Adventures in Central Asia, pp.220-251 in John Gunther, Meet Soviet Russia, NY : Harper & Bros. 1962 [G]
Zev Katz, Kazakhstan and the Kazakhs, pp.213-237 in : Zev Katz et al. (ed.), Handbook of Major Soviet Nationalities, NY : The Free Press 1975 [G]

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