28th of February - Day of anti-nuclear movement
28 February 2013 11:30

28th of February - Day of anti-nuclear movement "Nevada-Semipalatinsk"

ASTANA. February 28. KAZINFORM On the 28th of February Kazakhstan celebrates the birthday of the International Anti-Nuclear Movement "Nevada-Semipalatinsk" that was formed back in 1989.

The first major anti-nuclear movement was led by author Olzhas Suleimenov. Its name was made up of two nuclear test sites. The movement garnered global support in its fight against nuclear threats.

Thanks to "Nevada-Semipalatinsk" movement, Kazakhstan denounced the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal and the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site was closed in 1991 in line with a decree signed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Since then, Kazakhstan has become the global leader of anti-nuclear movement and set a great example for other countries.