On May 31, 2014 Kostanay citizens came to the Victory Park to honor the memory of the innocent people who died, victims of Stalin repression.
The meeting was opened by the anthem of the Republic.
- On the example of a difficult period of repression we see that the development of the country, its success and ambition cannot be achieved at the cost of human grief and loss ... And just knowing the history of people and country, you begin to understand the value acquired at the end of the last century of independence, said Akim of Kostanai region Nuraly Saduakassov.
The victims of totalitarianism were outstanding sons of the Kazakh people - Shakarim Kudaiberdiev, Akhmet Baitursynov, Turar Ryskulov, Alikhan Bokeikhanov, Abdulla Rozybakiev, Magazi Masanchi, Saken Seifullin, Magzhan Zhumabayev, Beimbet Mailin and many others.
Years of repression is a great tragedy. 1.5 million deported Germans, Poles, Koreans, Chechens, Turks, Greeks and other nationalities shared it with the Kazakh people.
Participants of the meeting brought floral tributes and commemorated the victims of political repressions.