We continue to cover the events which happened in Kazakhstan after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. You can read Part 1 here.
So, 1992, government began to introduce reforms and mend diplomatic relations. First welfare aid was rendered. Common people set more down-to-earth aims for themselves - to survive. They did not receive their salaries for months. Unemployment, inflation, adjustment... these were terms familiar to everybody, including children.
Miners of the Karaganda Coal Field had been on strike since December 9th, 1991 till January 16th, 1992. Workers did not believe that their salaries would be raised by 2, as promised.
The ruble devalued, prices skyrocketed. Government froze prices for bread and flour.