Hero of Kazakhstan

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People's Hero of Kazakhstan
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Gold Star Medal of the award
Awarded by the  Kazakhstan
Type Honorary title
Eligibility Kazakh and foreign citizens
Awarded for extraordinary service to the Republic of Kazakhstan, or civil or military exploits in its name
Status active
Established December 21, 1993
First awarded May 23, 1994
Next (higher) Order of the Golden Eagle[1]
Next (lower) Hero of Labour of Kazakhstan[1]
Related Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of Ukraine
Hero of Belarus

Hero of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Халық қаһарманы, trans. Khalyk Kaharmany) is the highest distinction conferred by the Republic of Kazakhstan, along with the Order of the Golden Eagle.


According to the Law on State Awards of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the honor would be bestowed on Kazakhs and foreigners who have performed extraordinary service to the Republic, or for exemplary military or civil exploits done in the name of its independence or freedom. Individuals who are granted the title also receive the Order of the Fatherland (Otan). People's Hero is the country's highest award, equaled only by the Order of the Golden Eagle.[2] Those conferred with the title are awarded a gilded medal in the form of a seven-rayed star, with colorless Zirconium stones set between its rays.[3] Recipients are exempt from property tax and other obligations.[4]

The award was established by a decree of President Nursultan Nazarbayev on 21 December 1993.[5] On 23 May 1994, Defense Minister Sagadat Nurmagambetov received the title, becoming the first People's Hero of Kazakhstan.[6]

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