FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS. THE OPENING OF THE «N. NAZARBAYEV: EPOCH, LEADER, SOCIETY» EXHIBITION

On November 10 at the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan was started the mobile project «N. Nazarbayev: era, personality, society» of the Elbassy Library. The project’s all events were organized under the sign of preparation for the celebration of the Day of the First President, Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Its uniqueness in that the materials of the Personal archive, the Library and the Museum of the Elbassy will present to the public of Almaty for the first time since the transfer of the capital to Astana.

The fund exhibition «N. Nazarbayev: epoch, leader, society» had become the basis of the project, the ceremonial opening of which was held at the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan on November 10.

The main goal of the exhibition is a consecutive and detailed display of the role of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy N.A. Nazarbayev in the fate of Independent Kazakhstan.

At the opening of the exhibition, which began with the military defile of the honor guard accompanied by the Presidential orchestra of the State Security Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan, there were well-known public and state figures, residents and guests of the southern capital.

The Head of Chancellery of the President of the Republic of the Kazakhstan – Acting director of the SI «Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy» Makhmud Kasymbekov in his speech noted:

–The unique exhibits and works of art, originals of the most important documents that were signed by our President during the years of independence, as well as photographic materials reflecting various historical moments of the country's life presents on this exhibition. On the second floor there are the highest state awards of more than 50 foreign countries, with which Nursultan Nazarbayev were awarded. We hope that the exhibition will become one of the most significant events in the cultural life of the southern capital.

The Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly in his speech said:

– The exhibition in the Almaty – «Golden cradle of independence» has a special significance. The achievements of independent Kazakhstan are inextricably linked with the name and initiatives of the First President of Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev. For a short historical period, our country has managed to conduct effective economic and political reforms, recognized all over the world. The culture of Kazakhstan has become an integral part of world culture. The Yead of State initiated a unique program of modernization of public consciousness «Ruhani zhangyru».

Mayor of Almaty Baurzhan Baibek expressed gratitude for the organization of the exhibition:

– This is a great, long-awaited and honorable event for Almaty and a great moment for us, Almaty citizens. In the first years of Kazakhstan's independence important historical, fateful decisions were made here: the Constitutional law on State Independence was signed, the Constitution was adopted, state symbols were approved, the national currency was introduced. The first election of the First President of Kazakhstan and the first inauguration of Elbassy were also held in Almaty.

– The exhibition reveals the personality of our President as an outstanding historical figure and his role in the formation and development of sovereign Kazakhstan. The activity of Elbassy is an example of selfless service to the Motherland and the people. In the most difficult years, he took responsibility for the fate of the state and raised his prestige to unprecedented status. Under the leadership of the First President for a short period of time, Kazakhstan has achieved authoritative positions in the world community. The development of socio-economic processes has ensured the improvement of the well-being of citizens. Thanks to the wise and farsighted policy and volitional decisions of Elbassy our state has become for other countries an example of peaceful and friendly coexistence of people. Independence and President became inseparable concepts, – Baurzhan Kydyrgaliyevich concluded the speech.

The materials from the archive, book, museum funds of the Elbassy library were presented to the attention of visitors: a unique collection of the highest state awards of N.A. Nazarbayev, a collection of Korans, books with donative inscriptions from the heads of states and Kazakhstan authors, as well as the books of N.A. Nazarbayev in foreign languages. It is expected that the exhibition will be visited by least 50 thousand visitors.

On the opening day of the exhibition all the guests were expecting an intence program. The seminar «Innovative forms of work in scientific-educational activities (from the experience of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy)» was held at 2.00 p.m. The topical issues of museum and pedagogical activity, project work and interaction between educational and cultural institutions in the light of spiritual modernization of Kazakhstan society were discussed at the seminar. At 7.00 p.m. in the Republic Palace took place a reporting concert of the Presidential orchestra of the State Security Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan dedicated to the opening of the exhibition. 

The project of the Elbasy Library, which started today in Almaty, will become a peculiar forum within the framework of which will be held the meetings of the expert community, scientists, specialists in the field of culture and education. Scientific conferences and seminars are planned in the Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakh National Agrarian University, Kazakh National Pedagogical University named after Abay.

All the days of the exhibition, residents and guests of the southern capital will be able to listen the overview and thematic excursions, to get acquainted with the activities of the Elbassy library.