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(Russian sɪmipaˈlatinsk)
(Placename) a city in NE Kazakhstan on the Irtysh River; an important communications centre. Pop: 282 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌsɛm ɪ pəˈlɑ tɪnsk)

a city in NE Kazakhstan, on the Irtysh River. 330,000.
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The International Day against Nuclear Tests marks the closing, in 1991, of the nuclear test site in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, the largest in the former Soviet Union.
Seventy years ago today, the Soviet Union conducted its first nuclear weapons test at the Semipalatinsk Test Site.
It is to be recalled that on 29th August 1991, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy, Nursultan Nazarbayev, decreed to close the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site.
One of the first acts of the President of the Republic in 1991 was to close the infamous Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site.
The first step, which has laid the foundation for the future nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation policy of Kazakhstan, was the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site during the Soviet Union's period.In 29 August1991 President Nazarbayev has signed a historic decree to close the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.
Another source claims that in the spring of 1962, 39,703 people came to the Semipalatinsk oblast (APRK 1963d).
He will share his story: he survived effects of nuclear weapon tests at the Semipalatinsk testing ground, Advisor of Mission of Kazakhstan to UN Anuar Jainakov said on Facebook.
The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education 'about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.' The resolution was initiated by the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with a large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorating the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991.
Upon Kazakhstan's initiative, a Resolution was adopted on the Former Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and the International Day against Nuclear Tests and the Rehabilitation of the Aral Sea Region.
He said that the UN General Assembly designated 29th August as International Day against nuclear when Semipalatinsk nuclear weapon test site in Kazakhstan, one of the largest nuclear weapon test sites in the world, was closed.
Nazarbayev said that having given up the fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world on our own accord and voluntarily closing down the nuclear test site Semipalatinsk, "Kazakhstan has the moral right to talk to the nations that are seeking nuclear weapons.