Since 1990 in Kazakhstan a purposeful work on the preservation of the historical memory and rehabilitation of the victims of totalitarianism is carried out. On 18 September, the Decree of the President of the Kazakh SSR No. 70 “On measures to assist rehabilitated citizens affected by the illegal repressions in the 30-40s and early 50s” was adopted. On 14 April 1993, the Law on the Rehabilitation of Victims of Mass Political Repression was adopted.
In order to perpetuate the memory of the victims of political repression in Kazakhstan, Decree No. 3443 of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 5 April 1997 May 31 was declared the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression. 1997 was declared the Year of Nationwide Harmony and Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression.
In 2011, important additions were made to the Decree, making 31 May the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repression and Famine for Kazakhstanis.
On 31 May 2022, the director of the Rukhaniyat research centre A. Aupenova as a speaker took part in the expert meeting “Policy of historical memory in Kazakhstan” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Day of memory of the victims of political repressions and famine in the international project “Tarikhtan tagylym – ootkenge tagzym” / “Memory in the name of the future”.
An expert meeting was held at the Gumilev Eurasian National University. The expert meeting was held at L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University with participation of Deputy Chairman of the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan – Head of the Secretariat of the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan M. Azilkhanov.
More information about the expert meeting can be found at: https://dknews.kz/ru/v-strane/238297-pod-egidoy-assamblei-naroda-kazahstana-sostoyalas