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Kazakhstan celebrates Independence Day Dec.16
Central Asia | society | 11:32, 16 December 2017 | 1745

AKIPRESS.COM - Google Doodle is devoted today to Kazakhstan as the Central Asian nation celebrates its 26th Independence Day.

Following the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kazakhstan adopted the constitutional law on the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 16, 1991. Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence, four days after Russia.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a young, independent country, however, great and significant governmental changes took place during the period. Two house parliamentary system and a new capital were established. Armed Forces, Republican Guard, Border Guards and Military-Maritime Fleet were founded not long ago. The economic system was radically transformed. Kazakhstan became the leading country among the countries of Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe in attracting foreign investments. Considerable social and pensionary reforms were passed. One of the first voluntary anti-nuclear movements in the former Soviet Union was led in Kazakhstan. More than 120 countries officially recognised Kazakhstan’s Independence and established diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is an authorised and active representative of the United Nations and is in consolidate collaboration with more influential organisations, such as European Union, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, International Atomic Energy Agency, Red Cross, UNICEF and UNESCO. Kazakhstan joined more than 40 multilateral and 700 bilateral treaties.

On the eve of the national holiday, the Kazakh head of state usually awards the state awards to the outstanding persons of art, music, sport, politics, and other.

Kazakhstan is a Central Asian state, the world's largest landlocked country and the 9th biggest country in the world. The population is 17.8 million (2016). 

Kazakhstan is one of the leading oil producers in the world, the biggest grain importer, it counts more than 5,000 deposits worth tens of trillions of U.S. dollars.

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