Famous people on Kazakhstan's street names


Abai Qunanbaiuly

Abai Qunanbaiuly 68 Ibrahim (Abai) Qunanbaiūly was a Kazakh poet, composer and Hanafi Maturidi theologian philosopher. He was also a cultural reformer toward European and Russian cultures on the basis of enlightened Islam. Among Kazakhs he is known simply as Abai.

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly 32 Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, also spelled Baurjan Momish-Uli was a Kazakh-Soviet military officer and author, posthumously awarded with the titles Hero of the Soviet Union and People's Hero of Kazakhstan.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 32 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin 27 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

Aliya Moldagulova

Aliya Moldagulova 27 Aliya Nurmuhametqyzy Moldagulova was a Kazakh woman sniper of the Red Army during World War II who killed over 30 Nazi soldiers. After dying of wounds sustained in battle on 14 January 1944, she was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

Kanysh Satbayev

Kanysh Satbayev 26 Kanysh Imantayuli Satbayev was a Kazakh professor, geologist and one of the founders of Soviet metallogeny and the principal advocate and first president of Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.

Saken Seifullin

Saken Seifullin 22 Saken Seifullin was a pioneer of modern Kazakh literature, poet and writer, and national activist. He was the founder and first head of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan, he was the author of controversial literature calling for greater independence of Kazakhs from Soviet and Russian power. He met repression and was executed in 1938. The Soviet government posthumously rehabilitated him during de-Stalinization.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 22 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Амангельды Иманов

Амангельды Иманов 21 Амангельды́ Удербайулы́ Има́нов — один из лидеров Среднеазиатского восстания 1916 года против имперских властей, участник установления Советской власти в Казахстане, участник гражданской войны, член РКП(б).


Айтеке-би 21 Айтеке-би Байбекулы, подлинное имя Айтык — великий казахский бий, оратор. Внес большой вклад в объединение казахского народа.

Mukhtar Auezov

Mukhtar Auezov 20 Mukhtar Omarkhanuli Auezov was a Kazakh writer, a social activist, a Doctor of Philology, and an honored academician of the Soviet Union (1946).

Zhambyl Zhabayuly

Zhambyl Zhabayuly 20 Zhambyl Zhabaev was a Soviet and Kazakh traditional folksinger.                                     

Shoqan Walikhanov

Shoqan Walikhanov 18 Shokan Shyngysuly Walikhanov, given name Mukhammed Kanafiya was a Kazakh scholar, ethnographer, historian and participant in the Great Game. His reputation "as the father of modern Kazakh history and ethnography" is recorded in the Historical Dictionary of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh Academy of Sciences became the Ch.Ch. Valikhanov Kazakh Academy of Sciences in 1960. English-language texts sometimes give his name as "Chokan Valikhanov", based on a transliteration of the Russian spelling that he used himself.

Ablai Khan

Ablai Khan 18 Wāli-ūllah Abū'l-Mansūr Khan, better known as Abylai Khan or Ablai Khan was Khan of the Middle Jüz was the last independent Kazakh Khan of the Kazakh Khanate before the Khanate was absorbed into the Russian Empire.

Mikhail Lermontov

Mikhail Lermontov 18 Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which founded the tradition of the Russian psychological novel.

Turar Ryskulov

Turar Ryskulov 17 Turar Ryskululy Ryskulov was a Soviet politician, the chairman of the Central Electoral Committee of the Turkestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

Töle Biy

Töle Biy 16 Töle Biy, or Töle Älibekūly was the head biy of the Kazakh senior juz, as well as an author, orator, poet, politician and a public figure. He was born in Jaysan in what is now Shuy district, Jambyl oblast in 1663.


Al-Farabi 16 Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi, known in the Latin West as Alpharabius, was an early Islamic philosopher and music theorist. He has been designated as "Father of Islamic Neoplatonism", and the "Founder of Islamic Political Philosophy".

Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol 14 Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright of Ukrainian origin.

Manshuk Mametova

Manshuk Mametova 14 Manshuk Zhiengalikyzy Mametova was a machine gunner of the 100th Rifle Brigade in the 21st Guards Rifle Division of the 3rd Shock Army on the Kalinin Front during the Second World War. She became the first Kazakh woman to be awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union after the Supreme Soviet posthumously awarded her the title on 1 March 1944.

Ahmet Baitursynuly

Ahmet Baitursynuly 13 Ahmet Baitursynuly was a Kazakh intellectual who worked in the fields of politics, poetry, linguistics and education.


Казыбек-би 13 Казыбек «Каз Дауысты» Кельдибекулы — великий казахский бий, великий оратор, общественный деятель и посол.

Ybyrai Altynsarin

Ybyrai Altynsarin 13 Ybyrai (Ibrahim) Altynsarin was a major figure in pre-Soviet Kazakh history. He was the most prominent Kazakh educator of the late 19th century, during the period of Russian colonization of and cultural influence in Kazakhstan.

Mikhail Lomonosov

Mikhail Lomonosov 13 Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. The founder of modern geology, Lomonosov was also a poet and influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language.

Ivan Panfilov

Ivan Panfilov 12 Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov was a Soviet general and a posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union, known for his command of the 316th Rifle Division during the defense of Moscow at the Second World War.


Кабанбай-батыр 12 Кара́кере́й Кабанба́й-баты́р — казахский батыр, полководец казахско-джунгарской войны.             

Dinmukhamed Kunaev

Dinmukhamed Kunaev 11 Dinmukhamed Akhmetuly "Dimash" Kunaev was a Kazakh Soviet communist politician who served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR.

Mikhail Frunze

Mikhail Frunze 11 Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze was a Soviet revolutionary, politician, army officer and military theorist. Born to a Bessarabian father and a Russian mother in Russian Turkestan, Frunze attended the Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University and became an active member of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). Following the RSDLP ideological split, he sided with Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction. He led the textile workers strike in Ivanovo during the 1905 Russian Revolution, for which he was later sentenced to death before being commuted to life-long hard labour in Siberia. He escaped ten years later and took active part in the 1917 February Revolution in Minsk and the October Revolution in Moscow.

Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev

Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev 11 Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev was a Kazakh composer, instrumentalist, and folk artist. He influenced Kazakh musical culture. He was born in 1818 in the Bukey Horde. He is buried in the Astrakhan region of Lower Volga in today's Russian Federation.

Gherman Titov

Gherman Titov 11 Gherman Stepanovich Titov was a Soviet cosmonaut who, on 6 August 1961, became the second human to orbit the Earth, aboard Vostok 2, preceded by Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1. He was the fourth person in space, counting suborbital voyages of US astronauts Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom. A month short of 26 years old at launch, he is the youngest Astronaut and was the youngest person to fly in space until 2021 when Oliver Daemen flew on Blue Origin NS-16 at the age of 18. Since Daemen flew a suborbital mission, Titov remains the youngest man to fly in Earth orbit.

Valery Chkalov

Valery Chkalov 10 Valery Pavlovich Chkalov was a test pilot awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union (1936).       

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov 10 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and physician. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov was a physician by profession. "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

Vladimir Mayakovsky

Vladimir Mayakovsky 10 Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor.     

Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko 9 Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, folklorist and ethnographer. He was a fellow of the Imperial Academy of Arts and a member of the Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius. He wrote poetry in Ukrainian and prose in Russian.

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Nursultan Nazarbayev 9 Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev is a Kazakh politician and military officer who served as the first President of Kazakhstan, from the country’s independence in 1991 until his formal resignation in 2019, and as the Chairman of the Security Council of Kazakhstan from 1991 to 2022.

Magzhan Zhumabayev

Magzhan Zhumabayev 9 Magzhan Zhumabayev, was a Kazakh poet and writer who revolutionized the Kazakh language.           

Nikolay Nekrasov

Nikolay Nekrasov 9 Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov was a Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher, whose deeply compassionate poems about the Russian peasantry made him a hero of liberal and radical circles in the Russian intelligentsia of the mid-nineteenth century, particularly as represented by Vissarion Belinsky and Nikolay Chernyshevsky. He is credited with introducing into Russian poetry ternary meters and the technique of dramatic monologue. As the editor of several literary journals, notably Sovremennik, Nekrasov was also singularly successful and influential.

Qairat Rysqulbekov

Qairat Rysqulbekov 9 Qairat Nogaibaiuly Rysqulbekov was a participant in the Jeltoqsan riot of 1986 that took place in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He later died in mysterious circumstances while held by the authorities. He was posthumously awarded the title Hero of Kazakhstan after independence.

Ivan Pavlov

Ivan Pavlov 8 Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was a Russian and Soviet experimental neurologist and physiologist known for his discovery of classical conditioning through his experiments with dogs.

Mirjaqip Dulatuli

Mirjaqip Dulatuli 8 Mirjaqyp Dulatuly (Kazakh: Міржақып Дулатұлы, Mırjaqyp Dulatūly; Russian: Миржакып Дулатов, also known as Mir Yakub Dulatov, was a Kazakh poet, writer and one of leaders of Kazakh nationalist Alash Orda government. He also is known to have used the pen names Madiyar and Arghyn.

Vasily Chapayev

Vasily Chapayev 8 Vasily Ivanovich Chapayev or Chapaev was a Russian soldier and Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War.

Alexander Ostrovsky

Alexander Ostrovsky 7 Alexander Nikolayevich Ostrovsky was a Russian playwright, generally considered the greatest representative of the Russian realistic period. The author of 47 original plays, Ostrovsky "almost single-handedly created a Russian national repertoire." His dramas are among the most widely read and frequently performed stage pieces in Russia.

Ivan Michurin (biologist)

Ivan Michurin (biologist) 7 Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin was a Russian practitioner of selection to produce new types of crop plants, Honorable Member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, and academician of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agriculture.

Ivan Krylov

Ivan Krylov 7 Ivan Andreyevich Krylov is Russia's best-known fabulist and probably the most epigrammatic of all Russian authors. Formerly a dramatist and journalist, he only discovered his true genre at the age of 40. While many of his earlier fables were loosely based on Aesop's and La Fontaine's, later fables were original work, often with a satirical bent.

Lidiya Seifullina

Lidiya Seifullina 7 Lidiya Nikolaevna Seifullina was a Soviet journalist, playwright, novelist, and short story writer. Her short story "Virineia" serves as the basis for an opera by Sergei Slonimsky.

Mikhail Kalinin

Mikhail Kalinin 7 Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin was a Soviet politician and Russian Old Bolshevik revolutionary. He served as head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. From 1926, he was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Бейімбет Жармағамбетұлы Майлин

Бейімбет Жармағамбетұлы Майлин 7 Бейімбет Жармағамбетұлы Майлы — қазақтың көрнекті жазушысы, ақыны, драмашысы, қазақ әдебиетін қалыптастырушылардың бірі.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy 6 Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of all time. He received nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1902 to 1906 and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and 1909.

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky 6 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, sometimes transliterated as Dostoyevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and journalist. Numerous literary critics regard him as one of the greatest novelists in all of world literature, as many of his works are considered highly influential masterpieces.

Alexander Suvorov

Alexander Suvorov 6 Count Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov-Rymniksky, Prince of Italy, was a Russian general and military theorist in the service of the Russian Empire.

Тохтаров, Тулеген

Тохтаров, Тулеген 6 Тулеген Тохтаров — участник Великой Отечественной войны, автоматчик 23-го гвардейского стрелкового полка 8-й гвардейской ордена Ленина Краснознамённой стрелковой дивизии имени генерал-майора И. В. Панфилова 3-й ударной армии Калининского фронта, гвардии красноармеец, Герой Советского Союза (1943).

Sergei Kirov

Sergei Kirov 5 Sergei Mironovich Kirov was a Russian and Soviet politician and Bolshevik revolutionary.           

Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev 5 Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was a Russian chemist and inventor. He is best known for formulating the Periodic Law and creating a version of the periodic table of elements. He used the Periodic Law not only to correct the then-accepted properties of some known elements, such as the valence and atomic weight of uranium, but also to predict the properties of three elements that were yet to be discovered.

Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat

Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat 3 Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat Beg was a Chagatai Turco-Mongol military general, governor of Kashmir, and a historian. He was a Mughal Dughlat prince who wrote in both Chaghatai and Persian languages. Haidar and Babur were cousins on their mother's side, through the line of Genghis Khan. Unlike Babur, Haidar considered himself more of an ethnic Mongol of Moghulistan.
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