Shaken Niyazbekov

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Shaken Onlasynovich Niyazbekov (Template:Lang-kk, Şäken Oñlasınulı Nïyazbekov; Template:Lang-ru; 12 November 1938-16 August 2014) was a Kazakhstan artist, the designer of the flag of Kazakhstan and credited as the founder of Kazakhstan design.

He was born on 12 November 1938 in Taraz. Shaken Niyazbekov left Secondary school and entered Leningrad art-industrial college. During studying in this college he participated in restoration works in the Hermitage, Isakiev’s cathedral and Petrodvorets.

Niyazbekov's project of the national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan was chosen among more than 600 proposals.[1]



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