Akmolinsk


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Akmolinsk

 

until 1961 the name of the city of Tselinograd in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

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In 1925 Stalin created a Kazakh autonomy within the RSFSR and, in spite of strong objections from the Russian population, transferred to the newborn Kazakh ASSR the overwhelmingly ethnic Russian provinces [oblast] from the Southern Ural and Siberian Regions of the RSFSR: Petropavlovsk, Kokchetav, Kustanay, Aktubinsk, Uralsk, Guriev, Akmolinsk, Pavlodar, Semipalatinsk and Ust-Kamenogorsk.
Given the completely Russian character of Northern Kazakhstan, the Soviet government formed there in 1960 the so-called Virgin Region [Tselinniy Kray] which became, in fact, an autonomous Russian formation within the Kazakh SSR, with its capital in Akmolinsk, renamed then Tselinograd (and later Astana).