In an exclusive commentary to Cronos.Asia, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov spoke about the progress of the negotiations.


On June 6, 2024, in Almaty, a meeting of the CSTO Committee of Secretaries of Security Council was held under the chairmanship of the Republic of Kazakhstan. During the meeting, the CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov made a report on the situation in the CSTO area of responsibility and measures aimed at neutralizing challenges and threats to the security of Collective Security Treaty Organization member states.

Sputnik Armenia reports that the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said that he had excellent relations with CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov.

Battlefield archaeology activities of the Military Historical Museum of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan


The battlefield archaeology department of the Military Historical Museum of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducts the search and archival work of search information about Kazakhstan soldiers who were missing or killed in action upon the Great Patriotic War.

In 2020, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Over a number of years, information about the exact location of the military graves of their ancestors remained unavailable to most Kazakh families, and so far more than 100 thousand Kazakhstan soldiers have been reported dead or missing in action.

To achieve battlefield archaeology goals, we’re using databases with the information about soldiers missing and killed in action, internet resources and previously confidential sources from CIS and foreign countries. Including foreign archives and unclassified reports on irreplaceable combat losses of the Red Army in 1941 – 1945 years.

In addition, joint work is being conducted with regional historical and local historical museums, archives, research scientists, archivists, battlefield archaeologists non-governmental organization “Atamnyn Amanaty” and local military administrative bodies.

As of January 2020, the Military Historical Museum of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan received 556 applications from relatives of the war veterans. According to 48 applications, the information on the location of the primary burials has been established.

38 of them are located in the Russian Federation (Rostov Region, Matveevo-Kurgan District; Oryol Region, Ulyanovsk Region; Karelo-Finnish SSR, Petrovsky District, etc.); 

4 - on the territory of Hungary (v. Mike-Perch, western outskirts);

2 - in Latvia (Karsaevsky county);

2 - in Germany (Brandenburg, the village of Neu-Levin, mass grave);

1 - in Poland (Masovian settlement);

1 - Belarus (Polesie region);

From 3 to 5 applications are received daily.

According to an experienced battlefield archaeologist with forty years of experience, the commander of the search squad “Memorial Zone”, Maidan Kusainov, there are numerous methods for searching for missing soldiers: from archive-field works to Internet search. Now various groups and communities in social networks are becoming a powerful resource in resolving the issue of finding fallen warriors.

The department plans include improvement of battlefield archaeology activities and perpetuating the memory of returned names by organizing trips to the burial places in the CIS and European countries, giving tribute to honored dead and conducting the last military ceremonies for heroes, who had won the Great Victory for all of us.


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