Information on the Unity Party and its position on minority rights for Russians and Jews [KKT18840.E]

For information on the Unity Party (sometimes referred to as the People's Unity Union of Kazakhstan (SNEK or PUUK), Union of People's Unity, Union of National Unity or People's Unity Party) and its stand on minority rights for Russians and Jews, please consult the attachments.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


BBC Summary of World Broadcasts. 14 June 1994. "Kazakh Leader Calls for End to Ethnic Discrimination." (NEXIS)

_____. 9 February 1993. "Kazakhstan: President Nazarbayev Elected Leader of Union of National Unity." (NEXIS)

The Europa World Year Book 1994. 1994. Vol. 2. London: Europa Publications Ltd., pp. 1675-77, 1683.

INS Resource Information Center, Washington. September 1994. Kazakhstan: Political Conditions in the Post-Soviet Era [PR/KAZ/94.001], pp. 11-15.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. February 1993. Vol. 39, No. 2. "Kazakhstan: Formation of New Pro-government Party," pp. 39319-20.

Middle East International [London]. 1 April 1994. "Kazakhstan: Parliamentary Elections."

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Research Institute. 22 April 1994. RFE/RL Research Report [Munich]. Vol. 3, No. 16. Bess Brown. "Central Asia," pp. 14-16.