There was opened «At epochs line» fund exhibitions cycle

On April 24, 2017 in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place. The exhibition cycle is aimed at the consecutive developed presentation of history of formation and development of institute of Presidency of the Republic of Kazakhstan by means of the text materials, photos, books and exhibits.

The 24 of April is the date of the exhibition opening – and it is chosen not incidentally. That day in 1990 in Kazakhstan the position of the President of the Republic was established for the first time and according to the decision of the Supreme Council N.A. Nazarbayev was elected the President of KazSSR.

At the opening ceremony the deputy director of the Library of the Leader of the Nation Kulyaisha Aktayeva said:

«We open the fund exhibitions cycle dedicated to the institute of presidency in one of the buildings of Norman Foster, which represent the most daring ideas of the creator of modern Kazakhstan statehood N. A. Nazarbayev. The exhibition consists of several parts: in the first part are unique works of the collection of gifted books, in the second part are documentary and photo chronicle, opening the stages of improvement of the institute of presidency. Besides, on the second floor is the exhibition of carpets and tapestries. They are the highest models of the carpet weaving gifted to the Head of state during the official meetings and visits».

The doctor of the jurisprudence, the professor, the member of the Constitutional council of Kazakhstan Victor Malinovsky noted that present date has had significant effect on the destiny of everyone Kazakhstan citizen, all country in general: «All achievements of independent Kazakhstan are result of a unique gift of political anticipation of the Leader of the Nation. If we say about the achievements of the multivector foreign policy, economic growth, democratization of society, etc. – all of them are results of strategic initiatives of the Head of our state. The model of Kazakhstan state independence is a model of Nursultan Nazarbayev. The current exhibition is an acknowledgment of high achievements and progress of our state. I would like to express gratitude to the employees of the Library of the Leader of the Nation for scientific conceptualization and promotion of works, strategic initiatives of the Leader, value of the institute of presidency and the constitutional status of the President of Kazakhstan».For the first time at the exposition are presented the unique types of carpets and tapestries from the collection of carpet goods and fine arts of the Library’s museum. At different times they were gifted to N. A. Nazarbayev from the heads of states and governments, ambassadors, delegations of foreign countries and people of Kazakhstan. The exhibits of the collection let us see the geography of the diplomatic contacts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and high reputation of the country under the leadership of the First President of Kazakhstan.

Today, the institute of Presidency in Kazakhstan is 27. It is quite obvious that it proved its viability and consistence; it became a core of political system and «engine» of modernization of our society. This circumstance in many ways predetermined the success of reforms and provided a phenomenon of «Kazakhstan break».

In the conditions of the deepest crisis which struck the Party and Soviet system, there was necessary to have a state agency, which would be a new, active, politically not discrediting itself by the previous development. The institute of Presidency became that state agency. We connect its formation with the ideas and affairs of the Leader of the Nation - the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Kazakhstan integrated into the world community, is recognized around the world, has the authority, a respectable foreign policy resource, internal stability and economic growth, but everything was preceded by a difficult and thorny way. The materials of «At epochs line» exhibition let us again go through the events, fatal for the country, and appreciate those deep transformations which have defined a modern image of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Master-class and opening of «Petrykivka painting – intangible cultural heritage of humanity» personal exhibition

On April 3, 2017 at 5.00 pm. in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (11, Beibitshilik str.) was held opening of «Petrykivka painting intangible cultural heritage of humanity» personal exhibition and master-class of Nazarenko Galina Alekseevna the Ukrainian artist, the member of the National union of artists of the Ukraine, the member of the Association of modern art of Moriston (2013, France). The exhibition is organized within the limits of the international project of the museum «Dialogue through culture» in association with the Embassy of the Ukraine in Kazakhstan.

On December 5, 2013 Petrykivka painting was included in UNESCO’s Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

During the master class Nazarenko Galina told about the history of the appearance of Petrykivka painting, the features of technology and its significance in the culture of the Ukrainian people:

«For me Petrykivka painting is all my life directed to promoting of the Ukrainian folk art. If the culture and language dies, then the nation disappears. They are two main components of any nation which should be protected and defended. Thanks to support of the family I travel much and I propagandize the Ukrainian folk art in the different countries of the world and acquaint with Ukraine».

The sources of an original and unique petrykivka painting are in art of the Zaporizhian Cossacks, so-called «the Ukrainian baroque». Our region never knew serfdom. People always were free. They always looked to show themselves and their house. «Petrykivka chaporushka» are known since the 18th century. «Chaporushka» from Ukrainian «prichepuriti» – i.e. to prettify. First of all a furnace was decorated. At large holidays - Easter and Christmas, a furnace was bleached and painted. Then they began to paint the chests. Later they began to paint the houses, clothes, ware, etc. For example, in a special way there were painted wooden plates for bread. At the heart of plates are two crosses which crossed bread. Square crosses on a plate symbolize a machismo, semicircular crosses are women. Now such plates have several other mission. They are hung up on the wall as souvenirs. It seems as they cross space.

The features of petrykivka painting are bright, pure colours. The positive plots are also «distinction» of petrykivka painting representing beauty, happiness, motherhood, family. The plots for petrykivka painting are different, as natural, i.e. the image of roosters, guelder-roses, cuckoos, etc., and so fantastic. Everything depends on the imagination of the artist.

One more important feature of petrykivka painting – it is put with fingers or brushes made of cat's wool».

The deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Aktaeva Kulyaysha Kabdualievna in her speech noted:

«Today we are opening the exhibition dedicated to one of the examples of the world cultural heritage. The richness and diversity of the cultural heritage of humanity is the content of the dialogue among peoples. The basis of mutual respect is knowledge of the cultural traditions of other peoples. Events in the framework of the international project «Dialogue through culture» of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan are clear expression to it.

The genre of folk decorative and applied arts as Petrykivka painting, gives a bright collective image of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the exhibition will not last long. She is mobile and will travel further to Austria. But we will organize a series of interesting master classes».

At the opening of the exhibition Charge d'Affaires ad interim of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan Vladimir Dzhidzhora noted:

«The village of Petrykivka was founded in 1772 in the Dnepropetrovsk region. The first works were recorded in 1860. The first academic exhibition of Petrykivka painting was in St. Petersburg in 1913. The art of Petrykivka painting is associated with the celebration of the new year, which in pre-Christian times was celebrated in the spring. It is an ancient and original technique, which is saved and now.

It should be noted that Nazarenko Galina is the initiator of various art projects., They painted a canvas with a length of more than 120 meters, to draw attention to the painting of the Petrykivka master. This is the only canvas in the world, painted by hand. Furthermore, Nazarenko Galina hand-painted church in Kiev».

The initiator of the exhibition and the master class is the 3rd secretary of Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan Irina Blashchuk. She made a large organizational and preparation work: "The idea of the exhibition has arisen last year. The Homeland is always remembered if you are far from the house. You wish to bring something native and to show it your friends in Kazakhstan. I am grateful to Galina Alekseevna. She has found time for Astana, despite quite busy schedule of the international exhibitions between Beijing and Vienna. We hope that it is not the last exhibition in Kazakhstan.

I think that the master class will be very interesting to pupils of art schools. I hope that they will master art of petrykivka painting and also use it in the works in future. Perhaps, this master class will leave a mark on their future creativity which will be same bright and positive as our Ukrainian petrykivka painting".

Irina Blashchuk explains meaning of every exhibit at the exhibition: "Rushnyks in Ukraine have a symbolical value: birth, baptism, wedding, funeral, i.e. there is no any important event in man’s life without rushnyks. In every family the concrete rushnyk is connected with some event. Quite often a rushnyk is passed down from generation to generation. The special attention is paid to a painting of rushnyks. Every ornament on the embroidery has deep meaning. For example, snowball tree – is a symbol of female beauty, oak – is a symbol of male power, twisting lines – are infinity, etc. The drawing and the ornaments of the rushnyk have a positive energy, a kind wish, i.e. it is a peculiar Ukrainian charm".

Petrykivka painting was established on the pure white wall of the Ukrainian mud hut, and also on the colour national furniture and musical instruments. A vitellus was added in sap of plants, and using these natural paints the hostess painted the houses inside, and sometimes outside. The drawings didn’t decorate the house for a long time. Once a year on the eve of the great holiday all wall paintings were washed away and there were a new one. Man wants to renew world around him. Any woman could paint an interior of the house, and everyone wanted to make it better, than a neighbor. They showed the world their taste, temperament, spirituality.

A figurative perception of the native nature, love to the Ukrainian land is the cornerstone of Petrykivka art. The classical elements of Petrykivka painting are the plants surrounding the artist which image, by the way, isn't used in one of the existing types of the painting. Ornamental motives where prevail bright, saturated tone, draw attention not only with colour, but also surprising integrity of the creative idea. And the simplicity of the drawing seeming at first sight actually hides long and laborious work of the artist who filigree represented the smallest details of a picture. Obviously, in such way a miracle is born and it is fated the perception not by eyes, but by soul and heart. The main motives of a painting are wild flowers, branches of snowball tree, mallow, peonies, asters.

At the beginning of the 19th century the Petrykivtsy liked that painting and it was used to decorate the house utensils – house wares, chests, carts. The whole families drew and offered their works at the market, because such type of painting had requirement. At that time Petrykivka was a large trade centre, and the works of rural artists were popular in other regions of the Ukraine.

In the late 50s the Petrykivka painting was established as art trade. At that time at art and trade team «Vilna selyanka» (later «Druzhba» factory) which was specialized in making the products with the embroidery, the workshop on production of souvenirs was organized. After the statement of a certain sample the national trade was duplicated without limitations.

In 1991 was established a centre of folk art “Petrykivka” which became the Ukraine's first enterprise which was in property of the national handymen.

The author of the works is Galina Nazarenko. She was born on November 18, 1968 in the village of Petrykivka of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast. She graduated from Petrykivka children art school named after T. Ya. Pati and the Mirgorod ceramic technical school. Nowadays Galina Alekseevna is one of the most known Petrykivka modern skilled workers. She participated in many exhibitions, including more than 30 personal, in many countries of the world - Ukraine, France, Bulgaria, the USA, Canada, China, Georgia, Belarus, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, China, Turkmenistan, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands, and also she participated in design of interiors of three temples: St. Yury (Kiev, 2011), Pokrova church of the village of Shevchenkovo (Kiev oblast, 2014), St. Trapeza (2015) and the Ukrainian cultural centre in Paris (France, 2012).

More than 50 works of the author are presented at the exhibition. Every work shows originality and continuity of the best traditions of legendary masters of the senior generation. The works of Galina Nazarenko are beauty of the native land, feeling of a holiday.

 «Petrykivka painting intangible cultural heritage of humanity» exhibition will be till April 13, 2017.

«Fortunes in pictures». Exhibition from the funds of the Atyrau regional museum of art and decorative-applied arts named after Sh. Sariev.

On March 29, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (11, Beibitshilik str.) took place opening of «Fortunes in pictures» exhibition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Atyrau regional museum of art and decorative-applied arts named after Sh. Sariev. The exhibition was organized within the limits of «National property» inter-museum project of the Library.  

In 2008 the museums of the Atyrau region gave the start to the large-scale project (in that time it was the Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan) "Kazakhstan directed to the future". In 2011 the exhibition from the funds of the Museum of the First President was presented in Atyrau. In this anniversary year for the Atyrau colleagues, in Astana took place the uncommon event which became the result of fruitful partnership. 

In her speech the deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aktayeva Kulyaysha Kabdualiyevna noted:

"The project "Kazakhstan directed to the future" was directed to acquaintance of the citizens and guests of the capital with history, ethnology and culture of Kazakhstan regions. There were held the exhibitions of the museum collections from 12 regions within the limits of the project. The implementation of this project allowed coming to qualitatively new level of partnership with the regional folk museums. «Жайык жагалауы сыр шертедi» exhibition from the museum funds of the Atyrau region was very interesting for the visitors. There were presented historical and cultural heritage of the region.

The current exhibition will allow seeing the original world of culture of the Atyrau artists and sculptors once again".

In the speech of welcome Tolegen Orynbasaruly the director of the Atyrau regional museum of art and decorative-applied arts named after Sh. Sariev told about the prospects and plans of the museum: "This year is anniversary for our museum. We decided to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our museum, Sh. Sariyev's 80th anniversary with the series of various actions. This exhibition is the first anniversary action. Besides, we are planning the international scientific and practical conference, opening of the personal exhibition of Sh. Sariev.

In 25 years we passed the way from small art gallery to the recognized museum of arts. Our first exhibitions were some kind of presentation of our museum which was a cultural center in Atyrau. A current exhibition is reporting, because it shows the results of past years".

Among the guests of honour at the exhibition was Kulpash Sarieva. She is Sh. Sariev's spouse, the director of the Foundation of Sh. Sariev, the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor. In the interview she told about a peculiar career of the husband, bright pages of his biography, activity of the Foundation of Sh. Sariev:

"Sh. Sariev was a true patriot of the Homeland. And, of course, the activity of the Foundation is directed to promotion of rich material and spiritual heritage of the Kazakh people. We publish a series of the magazines: «Әдіскер», «Елтану», «Сүретті қазақ тілі», «Қазақ тілі өлкетану», «Кәсіптік қазақ тілі», etc.

Sh. Sariyev was a many-sided personality, had original intellection. Now we are going to publish the collection of his verses. Everything that he couldn’t reflect in the pictures, he expressed in his verses. His verses are interesting and beautiful. He devoted some verses to F. Ongarsynova. They were friends since the childhood.

Besides, he is the only artist in Kazakhstan who wrote treatises about art".

The works of the artists and craftsmen of the Atyrau region are presented at the exhibition: Shaymardan Sariev, Kambarbek Amanov, Zholaman Aralbayev, Raphael Slekenov, Issim Arystanov, Nursultan Kaliyev and others. The pictorial works of the exhibition are the pictures made in three most popular and famous genres: portrait, landscape and still life. Every work is unique and reflects creative identity of authors who are united by one general aspiration – love and interest in disclosure of secrets and beauty of natural and objective world.

In the works of Kambarbek Amanov, Kabdola Dosniyazov is presented the harmonious picture of the nature with the individual author's style and an emotional background. The landscapes appear as something complete, without separately existing –sky, water and earth. All components of composition are integrated together and show the mood to all parts of a landscape. Shaymardan Sariev’s portraits with characteristic yellow-brown colour are very individual and unique.

Zauresh Nurpeisova the manager of excursion and mass department of the Atyrau regional museum of art and decorative-applied arts named after Sh. Sariev in her interview noted: "First of all any museum is fund. Therefore we brought the best of our fund to Astana. Of course, there are works of our master, bright representative of creative generation of "men of the sixties" - Shaymardan Sariev. From the first steps of Shaymardan Sariev in painting it was clear – he was uncommon and talented person. His early graphic works of the 60s are filled with national color and especially interesting. The artist said: "I will mix the paints in Kazakh style". There are also presented the works of young artists who follow in Sh. Sariev’s footsteps.

Such exhibitions are not only cooperation between the museums, but also exchange of experience, technique, knowledge".

Besides pictorial works there are presented decorative-applied arts. They are made of wood and leather by the famous masters Nursultan Kaliyev and Kenes Aiypkaliyev. In the works of the masters are brightly shown the national colour and aspiration to show the historical images by means of art expressions.

In general, the exhibition represents the complex of works of modern artists and craftsmen of the Atyrau region. All authors of the works are difficult and extraordinary creative persons, with their own author's style.

«Fortunes in pictures» exhibition will last till April 10, 2017.



          Kazakhstan and Korea: a new stage of intercultural cooperation

On March 30, 2017 on the National Museum of the Republic of Korea’s initiative took place the meeting of the deputy director of the SI “Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Leader of the Nation” Kulyaysha Aktayeva with the head of the Asian Arts Division of the National Museum of the Republic of Korea Mr. Choi Sonju.

This meeting took place thanks to the exit fund exhibition of the Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan “Culture of Kazakhstan – history of the Great Steppe”, devoted to the 550th anniversary of formation of the Kazakh khanate, which had taken place in Seoul in 2015. The event had been held within the limits of the trade and tourist Road-show and the 9th Forum of cooperation between the Republic of Korea and the countries of Central Asia. It had demonstrated the potential of cultural tourism in Kazakhstan on the eve of preparations for EXPO-2017.

During the negotiations there were discussed further opportunities for bilateral cooperation in organizing of the exhibition projects at the National Museum of the Republic of Korea.

The guests got acquainted with the exposition halls of the Museum and gave a high positive estimation to the modern development of Kazakhstan, noting the historical role of the Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev.

At the end of the meeting the delegation expressed gratitude for organizing the meeting and the excursion hold at the high level.


Leaders of the World Olympic Movement in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation

Leaders of the world Olympic movement, presidents and representatives of 15 National Olympic Committees – Russia, Switzerland, Hungary, Latvia, Georgia, Germany, Iran, Uruguay, Afghanistan and etc., arrived to Astana for the participate in the ceremony on occasion of the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of the country.

The high-ranking guests visited the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation, with special interest, in which located a large exposition dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The exhibition "Olympic Movement" illustrates the dynamic results of the state policy on the development of sports and support of a healthy lifestyle. In the collection of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation, there ais a significant complex of awards handed to N.A. Nazarbayev in recognition of his contribution to the development of the world and national Olympic movement.

Among the honored guests the presidents of international sports federations – Julio Cesar Maglione (International Swimming Federation, FINA), Klaus Schorman (International Union of Modern Pentathlon, UIPM), Tamas Ayan (International Weightlifting Federation, IWF), world sports stars, Kazakhstan champions and Olympic medalists.

The representative delegation was headed by the vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of the RK Andrey Kryukov.



In the Library of the Leader of the Nation was opened the exhibition

«Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace»


On March 10, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place opening of the fund exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace», dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the admission of Kazakhstan to membership in the UN and non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council status.

On March 2, 1992 Kazakhstan was admitted to membership in the United Nations and it is a historical day in the history of Kazakhstan. At the plenary meeting of the 46th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations the resolution 46/224 on admission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to membership in the UN was unanimously approved. After the session the ceremony of raising the flag of Kazakhstan before the UN headquarters took place.  

At the opening ceremony the executive director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhumabekov Beisembay said: «Independent Kazakhstan is an active and responsible participant of the international community. This became possible due to Kazakhstan's accession to the UN, which was a historic share in its significance. Kazakhstan has been an active participant of this most authoritative and universal organization for 25 years.

The election to the UN Security Council confirmed the great esteem by which in the international community enjoys a peaceful constructive foreign and domestic policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and President Nursultan Nazarbayev».

This event had a large political value for Kazakhstan as it meant recognition of sovereignty of the young country by the international community.

The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ashikbayev Yerzhan in his speech focused attention at the activities of Kazakhstan as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, noted that Kazakhstan has become the first Central Asian state to be elected to most important global political body of the UN.

«The Republic of Kazakhstan has its clearly verified priorities of work in the UN Security Council, set out in detail in the political message of the Head of State. For the first, these are the traditional directions of foreign policy activity: renunciation of nuclear weapons, from resolving conflicts by force, strengthening of integration processes, encouraging dialogue between civilizations and religions, countering terrorism, and etc.» - noted in his speech Ashikbayev Yerzhan.

On October 5, 1992 the agreement between the President Nazarbayev N.A. and the UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was signed. United Nations began the work in Kazakhstan in 1993. For quarter of the century the cooperation for peace found real outlines, special indicators.

The first Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Suleymenov Tuleutay shared with memories of the busy days of preparation of documents for joining in the UN: «To become a full member of the international community, need to be a member of the UN, the most authoritative international organization. Peace, security, cooperation, disarmament are the vectors that we defined for ourselves at the dawn of independence».

 In his speech the Coordinator of Central Asia and the chief of mission of International organization for migration in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan Mr. Deyan Kesserovich noted: «Kazakhstan has a great authority in the world as a country that voluntarily renounced the world's fourth largest nuclear arsenal in the world. On August 29 declared an international day of action against nuclear weapons by a special decision of the UN».

In 25 years of Kazakhstan’s participation in multidimensional activity of the UN and the structural divisions of the organization, the republic has made a notable contribution to ensuring global security, having refused a nuclear arsenal, actively advancing the ideas of reduction and non-proliferation of nuclear weapon.

At the opening ceremony of the exhibition took part the deputies of Parliament of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the embassies accredited in Kazakhstan, the famous scientist, art public figures etc.

The materials of the exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace» include the archival documents, photos and diplomatic gifts which illustrate 25-year history of constructive and fruitful activity of Kazakhstan as a part of the United Nations. The exhibition «Kazakhstan and UN: cooperation for peace» will be till September 1, 2017.



On February 28, 2017 the contemporary of the Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev, a inhabitant of the Almaty region of the village Ushkonyr – Baubekova Alfiya Bagabievna visited the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation. During the visit she was acquainted with the museum expositions and shared memories about school and youth years of N.A. Nazarbayev. She talked about the childhood of the Head of State held in the Ushkonyr tract, Nursultan Abishevich was one of the first in the class joined to the pioneers and in the ranks of the "Young Naturalists" among the most distinguished young people received the medal of the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition in Moscow in 1956. Alfia Bagabievna remembered N.A. Nazarbayeva's parents – cheerful disposition and creative skills of Alzhan apay, and also with special trepidation and excitement told about the hardworking and modest Abish Ata.

According to her story, during the war years many deported migrants of different nationalities arrived in the village of Chemolgan. Not of their choosing Caucasian ethnic groups bereft of homes and homeland settled in this village. The inhabitants of Chemolgan, including the Nazarbayev family, demonstrated charity and humanity in relation to the deported. Abish Nazarbayev built houses for immigrants, together with local residents. The letter of the representative of the Balkarian nationality Sharafutdin Mullaev, entitled "Kindness isn’t forgotten" was confirmation to what Alfiya apay said. Hero of Socialist Labor, citizen of the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic Sharafutdin Mullaev in his letter to the Head of State writes: «I wouldn’t want to see a single people of those losses, sufferings and humiliations that fell a lot of the balkar people, during the years of stalinist repression and lawlessness. During the war years, when the country of the Soviets was fighting against with the german-fascist invaders, my people were evicted to Central Asia and Kazakhstan overnight. A lot of old people and children died on the way, even more – from climate change, hunger – in places of resettlement. Our happiness, that we and several of our families were settled in Chemolgan of Kaskelen district of Alma-Ata region. We will never forget, the charity and humanity showed to us the inhabitants of this village. Many of us would have starved to death if it weren’t such people as Abish Nazarbayev. Abish Nazarbayev worked on the collective farm as a foreman, head of the farm all those 13 years that lived in the village of Chemolgan. He helped us as much as he could, treated us like a close people. In addition, he was a talented person, in a short time he learned the balkar language. Working under his leadership, we have always performed job assignments in good faith, trying in every possible way to repay for kindness.

On behalf of the balkars who lived during the resettlement in the Kaskelen district I warmly welcome and congratulate President Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev on his election to high government posts. Sharafutdin Yakubovich Mullaev. Nalchik. August, 1990.».

(The original letter in the russian version is stored in the Personal Archive of the Head of State).



Opening ceremony of the exhibition «Olympic movement» at the Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation

On March 2, 2017 at 5.00 pm. in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation (building of Museum) will take place solemn opening of the exhibition «Olympic movement» and the ceremony of cancellation of postage stamps, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan. «Olympic movement» exhibition is organized within the partner project of the Library and opens a series of the events devoted to the 25th anniversary of NOC of RK.
The executive director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Zhumabekov Beisembay Kuanyshevich in hes speech noted: «This year is full of significant dates and events. We opened the exhibition dedicated to the 20th anniversary of moving of the capital to Astana only two weeks ago. Today’s exhibition devoted to the significant date – the 25th anniversary of the national Olympic movement in Kazakhstan. The Head of State N. Nazarbayev has put a great challenge before our athletes from the first days of independence. Today, us know all over the world thanks to our athletes. Kazakhstan takes part in all the Olympic Games. Today, I would like to commend to our athletes, who won the first medal at the beginning of our independence. We are always proud of our athletes. This exhibition shows where we started and what we have achieved».
The development of sport in the Republic of Kazakhstan – one of the most important areas of state policy. Abulgazin Daniyar Rustemovich – Secretary General of the NOC of the Republic of Kazakhstan in his speech, noted: «This year, the NOC of RK are celebrating the landmark date - the 25th anniversary. Planned series of festive events. We invite foreign guests - participants of the Olympic movement, our Kazakhstan veterans. For the first, I would like to commend to chief staff of the Library of the First President of RK – Leader of the Nation for the opportunity to open this exhibition. We noted for ourselves that a lot of children visiting the Museum of Library. It is very gratifying. This will be a great contribution to the popularization of Kazakhstan sport, the Olympic movement».
«Legend» of Kazakhstan sport Ushkempirov Zhaksylyk in his speech addressed parting words to future athletes – pupils of sport school: «With independence grew many of young talented athletes. For example, here present Bakhtiar Artaev, Guzel Manyurova the young should take an example from them».
Sport and sports achievements are integral part of the world civilization and culture.  Sports development in the Republic of Kazakhstan – is one of the most important directions of the state policy. The professional sport has promptly begun to develop after gaining independence. In 1992 our country was admitted as the 192 member of the International Olympic Committee and since that time became the independent subject of the Olympic movement, participating in competitions under own flag and with own anthem. The special merit in sports achievements of Kazakhstan athletes belongs to the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.
 For the first time at «Olympic movement» exhibition will be presented a large collection of sports trophies of Kazakhstan champions, things and archival materials from the personal collections of the Presidents of the National Olympic Committee. They show the history of sports achievements of Kazakhstan in 25 years. The chronology of significant sports victories will be presented consistently, through unique objects which were carefully collected and saved by all presidents of NOC of RK: A. S. Akpayev (1992-2002), T. K. Dosymbetov (2002-2006), T. M. Dosmukhambetov (2006-2015), T.A.Kulibayev (since 2015).
At the opening ceremony of the exhibition will take part such famous athletes of our country as Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov, Guzel Manyurova, Bakhtiyar Artayev, etc.
Olympic champion Bakhtiyar Artayev shared with impressions from the exhibition: «Of course, this exhibition, very important. At the residence, where worked the Head of the state, presented sports medals, trophies, awards are important for athletes. This is very important because, guests from different countries, from different regions of our country are introduced to our history, our achievements».
Exhibition’s interactive areas provide an opportunity to make the original photos with favorite athletes. The materials of the exhibition will let not only to get acquainted in detail with the history of famous victories of Kazakhstan athletes in the sports Olympus, but also to be inspired to the new achievements.

«Olympic movement» exhibition will be till May 2, 2017


On February 17, 2017 in the building of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation took place opening of new exposition «Astana is a symbol of unity and independence of Kazakhstan», dedicated to the 20th anniversary of moving the capital from Almaty to Astana. A specific point is that the exposition is placed in «Golden» hall of the first residence of the President in Astana. In 1998 in this hall Kisho Kurokawa the winner of the international opened competition of the design-idea of Astana construction presented his project. The general layout of the city was also approved in this hall.   
The exposition «Astana is a symbol of unity and independence of Kazakhstan» is a result of a complex research of formation and development history of the capital on the basis of the materials analysis of the museum collection, gathering work of the employees. The Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation has necessary source study base: museum collections include the things reflecting events and processes of the independence period, their participant and initiator was directly N. A. Nazarbayev; the archive contains the unique documents reflecting political will of the Head of state.
The deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Aktayeva Kulyaysha Kabdualievna in her speech noted:
«Astana became pride of new Kazakhstan, a symbol of the statement of the national idea and unification of the country, a symbol of the state success and political will of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation N. A. Nazarbayev. The strategic initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev about moving of the capital from Almaty to Akmola became fatal in the contemporary history of the republic».

The deputy akim of Astana Amanshaev Ermek Amirkhanovich emphasized the importance of the new exhibition:

«Today Astana is a mega-project of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and it was implemented in a very short period of time. People from different regions of Kazakhstan and foreign countries, different generations come to the capital every day and get acquainted with the history of Astana. This exhibition will tell the tourists about the history of Astana as a symbol of new Kazakhstan».

Kazantsev Pavel Olegovich is a deputy of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. In 1995 - 1997 he was a deputy akim and worked with the questions of moving of the capital. In his speech he noted:
«The opening of this exhibition has stirred the memories of those years, when we were directly involved with problems of improvement of the capital. Years have been passed but what the exhibition recalled me to those events when we had involved in a large project of the First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to build a new capital. It’s symbolic that the exhibition was opened during the public discussion of the address of the President to people of Kazakhstan and the constitutional reforms initiated by the Leader of the Nation».
The deputies of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, the representatives of the embassies accredited in Kazakhstan, public and state persons took part at the opening ceremony.

It is possible to separate photo and traditional documents among documentary sources – the speeches of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev at the celebrations devoted to the presentation of Astana and Day of the capital, at the presentation and opening of objects of the new capital, at the meetings on development and construction of Astana, the notebooks with working records to the meetings on questions of moving of the capital, the interviews to mass media, the shorthand reports of press conferences. Very interesting are the congratulatory addresses from the heads of the foreign states on the occasion of the presentation of the new capital of Kazakhstan – Astana, etc. In the museum collection are stored the sketches of important objects of Astana made by N. A. Nazarbayev; the public awards testifying to the President's contribution to formation of the new capital; the souvenir compositions narrating about growth rates of Astana.
The new exposition consists of four thematic sections: «Moving of the capital of Kazakhstan from Almaty to Akmola is an important component of system reforms for modernization of Kazakhstan»; «N. A. Nazarbayev's role in formation and development of Astana»; «Social and economic development of Astana»; «International image of the capital of Kazakhstan». The basic exposition is preceded by information selection about the previous capitals of Kazakhstan. A visitor can get acquainted with unique archival materials and exhibits, and he has an opportunity to get acquainted consistently with an eventful, amazing history of Astana for last 20 years.
Especially for the opening ceremony in the large exhibition hall is presented a collection of decorative-applied arts and paintings from the museum's collection of the Library as a small dedication for Astana. The works of Toleugazy Baigaliev a member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan and his students from «Baigaliev» art studio are presented in the small exhibition hall.
The visitors of the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation will have a unique opportunity to compare the history of formation of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the place of direct adoption of epoch-making decisions in interiors of the first Residence of the President of independent Kazakhstan.


On January 31, 2017 at the initiative of the head of the cultural and informative association "Kausar", the honored artist of Kazakhstan, professor Kenzhegali Myrzhykbay in L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University took place “Bula” exhibition of the art director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation, the member of the Union of artists of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kakenuly and the meeting-interview with the audience.
About twenty works of the artist from “Significs of racer” series, and also, the city landscapes, art and graphic pictures devoted to musical art were presented at the exhibition.
Usually the artists confined themselves to the vernissage, but this exhibition was continued with the interview.
The teachers and the staff of the university were very interested in the works.
This action is a fine illustration of creative cooperation of the representatives of fine and musical arts.