Zamanbek Nurkadilov

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Zamanbek Nurkadilov
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Chairman of Ministry of Emergency Situations
In office
May 2001 – March 2004
Preceded by Shalbai Kulmakhanov
Succeeded by Nurahmet Bizhanov
Governor of Almaty Region
In office
December 1997 – May 2001
Preceded by Serik Umbetov
Succeeded by Shalbai Kulmakhanov
Mayor of Almaty
In office
February 1992 – June 1994
Preceded by Viktor Khrapunov
Succeeded by Shalbay Kulmakhanov
Personal details
Born Zamanbek Qalabayuly Nurkadilov
(1944-01-15)January 15, 1944
Kegen, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Died November 11, 2005(2005-11-11) (aged 61)
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Nationality Kazakh

Zamanbek Qalabayuly Nurkadilov (Kazakh: Заманбек Қалабайұлы Нұрқаділов; January 15, 1944 – November 11, 2005) served as the Mayor of Almaty in Kazakhstan and Minister of Emergency Situations in the Nazarbayev administration. In March 2004, he began to strongly criticize President Nazarbayev. On 11 November 2005, three weeks before the 2005 presidential election, someone shot him twice in the chest and once in the head. The Government of Kazakhstan ruled his death a suicide, but Radio Free Europe alleges he is the victim of an assassination. Which led people many believe that President Nazarbayev was responsible for the assassination. [1][2]