Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions
In 1997 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev on May 31 was declared the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions.
Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions – is a memorable day on which the shares are held mourning and memorial events (rallies, laying wreaths and flowers to the monuments of the repressed, "Memory lessons" in schools and so forth.), dedicated to the memory of people killed and injured in the political repression and mass famine inspired political regime of the bolsheviks.
On May 29, 2015 at Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz was held a rally-requiem dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression.
"Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions – reminding us of the tragic years when thousands of our fellow citizens have been unreasonably subjected to repression, accused of crimes, deprived of their freedom and even their lives," - said in his opening remarks Vice-Rector for Social Affairs, d.h.sc., professor Abilov K.J.
Speakers participated at the rally d.ph.sc., docent of the World Economy and International Relations department Egizbaev S.K., the first Naib-Imam of the Central Mosque of the Karaganda region Serik Kurmanov, head of the catechism department of St. Vedeno Russian Orthodox Church diocese of Karaganda father Ahia Rakhimzhanov, undergraduate Ertay Khuanbek stressed the sacred memory of national tragedies and the need to learn lessons from the past, called for tolerance, mutual understanding and harmony in our common home.
The rally participants honored the memory of victims of political repressions with a minute of silence.