Within the framework of the “Ruhani zhangyru” program, the process of returning forgotten names to the people is underway. The discovery and introduction of new archival sources in Kazakhstan and Russia allows you to learn more about the leaders of Soviet Kazakhstan. Today, the newspaper Vecherniy Almaty published a story about Zhumabai Shayakhmetov, first Secretary of the CPK Central Committee from 1946 to 1954 and Chairman of the Council of nationalities of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1950-1954). The authors of this article are acting Director of the Institute Kabuldinov Z.E. and grandson of Zh. Shayakhmetov Rinat Shayakhmetov.