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BARZHAKSIN AKHMET

7 September 2009 17:03
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BARZHAKSIN AKHMET

Barzhaksin Akhmet (1894-1935) - an outstanding public figure, folklorist, translator. Born in Zhezdinsk municipality in Akmola region, graduated from Omsk seminary, Omsk Agricultural Institute, Moscow Literature Institute.

Barzhaksin Akhmet participated in creation of the cultural enlightening organization Birlik ("unity"). Since 1920 he was a member of the revolutionary committee of the municipality. In 1923-1924 he worked as Chairman of the Kazakh Consumer Society, advisor at the national bureau of the Central Executive Committee. In December 1928 he left the Bolshevik party.

In April 1929 he was accused of derogation of the party's authority and banished to Western Siberia. In 1935 he was shot dead.

Barzhaksin left literary heritage. In 1913 - 1914 he collected 1,710 Kazakh proverbs and sayings. In 1915 he published a book "One Thousand and One Proverbs" in Russian and Kazakh. His articles and tales devoted to the problems of enlightenment, female equality were published in a lot of newspapers. He also translated the tales of Lev Tolstoy.

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Kazakhstan, National Encyclopedia, vol. 1


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