Poles in Kazakhstan as an element of Kazakh-Polish bilateral relations Cover Image

Поляки в Казахстане как элемент казахско – польских би- латеральных отношений
Poles in Kazakhstan as an element of Kazakh-Polish bilateral relations

Author(s): Adrian Berski
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity
Published by: Officina Simonidis. Wydawnictwo Państwowej Wyższej Szkoły Zawodowej im. Sz. Szymonowica w Zamościu
Keywords: the Republic of Kazakhstan; the Polish minority in Kazakhstan; the Polish diaspora; repatriation;

Summary/Abstract: Kazakhstan was proclaimed an independent country in December 16, 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republic’s union. About 160 different national and ethnic minorities live within the area of the Republic nowadays. At present the Polish group consists of nearly sixty thousand people. The influx of Poles into areas of the present Kazakhstan had been taking place since the 13th century till the end of the 70s of the 20th century. The aim of the study is to analyse the processes occurring on the plane of national identity of Kazakh Poles. The study also attempts at presenting the issue of bilateral relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Poland in the aspect of the Polish ethnic minority.

  • Issue Year: 5/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 42-50
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian