Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев, romanized: Nūrsūltan Äbışūly Nazarbaev, pronounced [no̙rso̙ɫˈtɑn æbɪ̞ɕo̙ˈlɯ nɑzɑɾˈbɑjɪf]) or Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev (Russian: Нурсултан Абишевич Назарбаев, pronounced [nursuɫˈtan ɐˈbʲiʂɛvʲɪtɕ nəzɐrˈba(j)ɪf]; born 6 July 1940) is a Kazakh politician who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, in office from 1990 until his formal resignation in 2019, and as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2022. He held the special title as Elbasy (meaning "Leader of the Nation", Kazakh pronunciation: [jelˈbasɯ]) from 2010 to 2022. Nazarbayev was one of the longest-ruling non-royal leaders in the world, having led Kazakhstan for nearly three decades, excluding chairmanship in the Security Council after the end of his presidency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nursultan Nazarbayev has received more than 3,346,874 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Nursultan Nazarbayev is the 658th most popular politician (down from 493rd in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Kazakhstan (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Kazakhstani Politician.

Nursultan Nazarbayev is the president of Kazakhstan. He is most famous for his role in the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

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Among politicians, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 658 out of 15,710Before him are Halfdan Ragnarsson, Kliment Voroshilov, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Reza Shah, Yuan Shikai, and Romanos IV Diogenes. After him are Giuseppe Mazzini, Vladislaus II of Hungary, Gwangjong of Goryeo, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Gaius Cassius Longinus, and Farah Pahlavi.

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Among people born in 1940, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 13Before him are Chuck Norris, Constantine II of Greece, Michael Gambon, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, and Qaboos bin Said al Said. After him are Frank Zappa, Saparmurat Niyazov, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Wangari Maathai, Pina Bausch, and Gao Xingjian.

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In Kazakhstan

Among people born in Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 3 out of 116Before him are Al-Farabi (872) and Tomyris (-600). After him are Ahmad Yasawi (1103), Lavr Kornilov (1870), Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), and Shoqan Walikhanov (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In Kazakhstan

Among politicians born in Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev ranks 2Before him are Tomyris (-600). After him are Seljuk (902), Muhammad Shaybani (1451), Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (1953), Aslan Maskhadov (1951), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (1946), Akhmad Kadyrov (1951), Ablai Khan (1711), Dinmukhamed Kunaev (1912), Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev (1952), and Jambyl Jabayev (1846).