Anuar Alimzhanov - a Soviet and Kazakh writer wrote in Russian, a well-known publicist, a public figure. October 29 - December 26, 1991 had been running Council of the Republics of the Supreme Council of the USSR, adopted a Declaration No. 142-N thereby officially having stopped existence of the USSR.
Anuar Alimzhanov was born on May 12, 1930 in Karlygash aul, Taldykorgansk area.
1949 - 1954 - Studied at Kazakh State University in Alma-Ata.
In 1953 entered CPSU.
After the graduation from the faculty of journalism Anuar worked as a correspondent in «The literary newspaper» (Moscow) across Central Asia and Kazakhstan.
1963 - 1967 he worked as an editor-in-chief in Kazakhfilm film studio. In 1968 he was invited to work as Pravda newspaper’s correspondent (Moscow) across Kazakhstan. Since 1969 he was an editor-in-chief in the Kazakh adebieti literary weekly.
1970 - 1979 was elected to the post of the first secretary of the Union of Writers of Kazakhstan. At the same time but till 1986 held an appointment as a secretary of board of the Union of Writers of the USSR.
Since 1986 Alimzhanov was elected to the post of chairman of the Kazakh Fund of culture, chairman of the board of the Peace and Conciliation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Anuar Alimzhanov was repeatedly elected to the member of Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was a delegate of 24th and 25th Congresses of CPSU. People's Deputy of four convocations.
Since 1959 he was the vice-chairman of the Soviet committee on communications with writers from Asia and Africa, was the active member of Afro-Asian Association of writers and the European community of culture.
October 29 - December 26, 1991 - headed the Council of Republics of the Supreme Council of the USSR. In 1991 was elected as a Chairman of Socialist party of Kazakhstan.
One of the most popular novels of Anuar Alimzhanov is Arrow Makhambet (rus. «Стрела Махамбета»), written in 1969. This novel is about the life and work of the founder of Kazakh civil poetry - Makhambet Utemisov.