Astronism in Kazakhstan
by Astronist Institution
Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019
Orthographic projection of Kazakhstan.
Astronism in Kazakhstan refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Republic of Kazakhstan, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
Astro-Kazakh philosophy, or Kazakh Astronism (Kazakh: Astronïzm) refers to the presence of Astronism in the Republic of Kazakhstan under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of Kazakhstan, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of Kazakhstan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction.
Kazakhstan is split into fourteen regions and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Astana. This national branch of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory. It is The Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
History of Astronism in Kazakhstan
Astronism is not currently recognised by the government in Kazakhstan as a religion and the freedom of Astronists to express their beliefs has been designated by the 2020 Astronist Freedom report published by the Astronist Institution as a censorious. As of November 2019, the Astronist Institution reported that there were a total of 1,200 Astronists living in Kazakhstan. Very few materials on Astronism had been accurately translated into the Kazakh language as of 2019 which posed a significant barrier to the successful conversion of more people to Astronism.