Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Birth Centenary of Dinmukhamed Konayev



Designer: D. Mukhamedjanov
Paper: chalky
Printing process: offset
Perforation: comb 14 1/4 : 14
Size of a stamp: 28 x 40 mm.
Size of the Miniature Sheet: 166 x 118 mm.
Miniature Sheet composition: 10 (5 x 2) stamps
Printing run: 50.000 stamps or 5.000 Miniature Sheets.
Michel catalogue number: 741

100 (T). multicoloured. Portrait of scientist and public figure Dinmukhamed Konaev.


Dinmukhamed (Dimash) Akhmetuly Konayev born 12 January 1912 [O.S. 31 December 1911] in Verny, now Almaty, died 22 August 1993, was a Kazakh Soviet communist politician.


Konayev graduated in 1936 from the Moscow Institute of Non-ferrous Metals and Gold and worked at the Pribalkhashstroi (Balkhash Copper-smelting) combine as a machinist, shop foreman, and chief engineer of a mine. In 1939 he served as deputy chief engineer at the Altaipolimetall combine and then as director of the Ridder mine administration. Vice-chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR from April 1942 to April 1952, Kunaev was president of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR from April 1952 to April 1955, chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR from April 1955 to January 1960, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan from January 1960 to December 1962, and chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR from December 1962. He was reelected first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan in December 1964.
Konayev was elected a member of the Central Committee of the CPSU at the Twentieth through Twenty-fourth Congresses of the CPSU, a candidate member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU in April 1966, and a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU in April 1971. He was a deputy to the third through ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and has been a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR since 1962.
Kunaev combines government and party work with scientific activity. His works are devoted to the theory and practice of open-pit exploitation of deposits. He investigated and introduced efficient methods of cutting ore at mines in Kazakhstan. Kunaev has been awarded three Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and medals.

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