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130th anniversary of Myrzhakyp Dulatov...

16.11.2015 2094

130th anniversary of Myrzhakyp Dulatov

130th anniversary of Myrzhakyp Dulatov -


This year Kazakhstan celebrates the 130th anniversary of the poet and writer Myrzhakyp Dulatov. Today in honour of him Literary portal starts the week of Myrzhakyp Dulatov.

Myrzhakyp Dulatov was born on November 25, 1885 in the village of Sarikopa, Kostanay Province. He was one of the leaders of Alash Orda Government which was formed to promote Kazakh autonomy under the Menshevik government. Alash leaders, including Baytursunov and Dulatov, aligned with the Whites, declared independence of Kazakhstan and fought against Bolsheviks between December 1917-May 1919. When the leader of the Whites, Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak, turned down requests of Alash leaders for help, the Kazakh nationalists realigned with the Bolsheviks expecting autonomy under Bolshevik government. In 1920, autonomous socialist republic was established and Alash leaders participated in local government.

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