Museum of the Elbasy Library welcomes guests of EXPO-2017

In June, the museum of the library is actively visited by guests from different regions of Kazakhstan, and foreign countries, who arrived at the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017. The guests, who visited the capital for the first time, are full of bright impressions about the international exhibition, from visiting President’s first residence in Astana.

Marina Suponeva, a history teacher from Serebryansk of East Kazakhstan region shared with her impressions: «This is my first time in Astana. Very nice, clean and wonderful city. On the Internet, in magazines a lot of photos but the city is an indescribable phenomenon. Yesterday, the children were thrilled from EXPO. I think that necessarily every citizen of Kazakhstan to visit this exhibition and to make sure it is – another triumph of Kazakhstan. In the Museum of the Library we liked the literate and courteous guides. Excursions are very interesting and informative. Personally for myself I learned a lot of new things. I want to express my gratitude to the employees of the Library for their warm welcome».

Alexandra Belousova, pupil of 5th grade, also for the first time in Astana: «In the Museum was interesting to listen about the President's childhood, how he studied. We acquainted with collections of awards, weapons and gifts».

Visitors from abroad were also impressed. Alisa and Avner Yerlik - tourists from Israel. Alisa Yerlik is a former english teacher. Avner Yerlik is a physicist, professor of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, one of the oldest and most famous universities in Israel. When in 2015 they visited the Kazakhstan pavilions at the EXPO exhibition in Milan learned about our country. They specially came to see the EXPO in Astana. Modern architecture, wide streets, amazing buildings, unlike each other, and especially, our museum impressed them in Astana. «I do not know who the decorator of the Museum, but he has a very good taste: every exhibit, every thing is correctly chosen. We were glad to see gifts from Israel in the museum. Especially, the works of F. Meisler – the Israeli sculptor, whose works are known all over the world and are presented as gifts only to the first persons of the state. I will tell all my friends that they visit Kazakhstan, Astana, and, of course, your Museum» - noted Alisa Yerlik.



The exhibition of children’s works «Future energy of Kazakhstan»


On June 8, 2017 at 10.00 am. in the building of the museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy was held opening of the exhibition of children’s works «Future energy of Kazakhstan», organized by Children’s Art school – UNESCO club of Astana in association with Chevron Corporation.

The competition took place on the eve of World’s Fair EXPO-2017. It is directly relevant to the subject «Future energy». The aim of the competition is ecological education of children, increase of ecological culture and ecological consciousness, and also, promoting of the fine arts and development of creative potential of young generation of Kazakhstan society.

At the exhibition, which took place in the foyer of the first floor of the Museum of the Library are presented more than 100 best works of the participants aged from 12 till 16, representing children's art schools and schools of design of many regions of Kazakhstan. In the competition took part pupils of 17 art educational organizations of Kazakhstan and pupils of the orphanage of Astana. In jury of the competition were the members of the Artists’ Union of Kazakhstan, figures of art, honoured artists of Kazakhstan.

The deputy director of the Library of Elbassy Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov in his speech noted: «Today almost the whole world gathered in the center of our huge country, the capital of Kazakhstan, for participation in the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017. The theme of your exhibition «Future energy of Kazakhstan» was chosen not by chance. Your works, your creativity reflect a new ecological education, a new Kazakhstan patriotism».

Talgat Unaibaev, The advisor on relations with the government of «Chevron» company congratulated all the winners on behalf of the company. «The «Chevron» company for 20 years of its activity in Kazakhstan carried out many social projects. The republican contest of environmental design and en plein air is one of such projects. More than 2 thousand pupils took part in the competition for 15 years. All these years our company supports this competition, because it successfully combines and realizes the basic principles that are supported our company. This is – careful attitude to the environment, the development of creativity, environmental education for youth and the support of culture and art. Every year our company produces calendars with your drawings, which we send not only in the republic, but all over the world. We get rave reviews about your skill».

Employees of the Children’s Art school – UNESCO club of Astana have prepared a variety of teaching and entertainment program, thanks to which four days of stay in Astana flew by as one moment. The director of the school, Gulziya Isenova, noted that initially more than 200 works were prersrnted. Only 100 best works were selected.

- I think the children were very lucky: to see the capital on the eve of EXPO, to meet with famous artists of Kazakhstan, to take part in various master classes, - noted Gulziya Isenova.

From 12 to 14 years age categories Utaeva Aline (Astana), from 15 to 16 years age categories Otitileuova Diana (Aktobe) were awarded Grand Prix.

For the winners of the competition «Future energy of Kazakhstan» was held a series of master classes of graphic, arts and crafts, sculpture and ceramics. Besides, children made a fascinating city tour, visit the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy and the National museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From Almaty especially to Children's Day was arrived the group of professional dog specialists and they will make the demonstration program at the parade-ground of the museum. The children could get acquainted with the canine research. It is a rare and valuable chance to see personally the results of work of a real professionals and the example of safety ensuring of the Republic of Kazakhstan.



On June 2, 2017 in the Museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy took place "Volunteers Day" with the participation of active youth from the volunteer project groups "School of protocol" and "Astana zhastary". The program of interesting and pompous day included the lecture, trainings, excursions and quest.

The volunteers listened to the lecture "Youth of Kazakhstan on the way to one Nation of strong and responsible people". The lecturer the first deputy director of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy, the doctor of political sciences Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov noted the importance of the forthcoming World’s Fair EXPO-2017, said about a role of the volunteer movement, his personal experience and reasoning about “leader” concept:

It is possible to be a leader in any sphere. It is necessary to work over himself all time, to study. The most important example for us is our President who passed a legendary way from a simple worker to the Head of state thanks to the work, will power, constant aspiration to new knowledge. For short time our country reached many results, became respected state in the world thanks to the wise leadership of Elbassy. Your generation has to keep and increase the achievements of Independent Kazakhstan. Everyone can make a contribution in it.

Also Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov designated the most demanded competences for the youth:

– Competitive citizens and competitive country. Today is necessary to learn foreign languages. They open the way to the newest urgent knowledge and technologies. Everyone can learn foreign language. For example I speak English and Japanese languages. Never wait for special conditions for this purpose, it is necessary to begin right now and to go step by step towards the aim. One more useful skill and habit of a modern person is reading books. It is important to be scrupulous in books and to read the best of them.

The lecture was in the form of an easy conversation, the volunteers with great interest listened to the speaker, asked questions, asked for suggestions.

The chairman of "Volunteer of EXPO: e-generation" company Valikhan Bakhretdinov thanked the Library of Elbassy for support of the volunteer movement. He noted that halls and exhibits in buildings of the Museum and the Library of Elbassy stored history of our country, exactly there the Head of state accepted, announced and signed decisions and documents, fatal for the republic. 

One of tasks of EXPO-2017 is acquaintance of many foreign guests with culture and history of Kazakhstan. The Library of Elbassy is among objects of the forthcoming international exhibition. In the second part of the action the staff of the Museum of Library of Elbassy held training of excursions according to the routes with aim that volunteers could show our sights and tell substantially about them to visitors of EXPO-2017.

The quest "Time flywheel" was the culmination of "Volunteers Day". Fascinating search of answers to questions, the solution of various tasks and puzzles took place in exposition halls of the memorial and historical complex.

At the end of the fruitful day the young patriots were handed the certificates, the trilogy "Nomads" and uniform of the volunteer of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy.  



«We meet future energy!»

Cycle of the thematic fund exhibitions in the Library of Elbassy


On May 30, 2017 in the building of the museum of the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbassy took place opening of the cycle of the thematic fund exhibitions «We meet future energy!», dedicated to the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017.

The fund exhibitions are organized in the limits of the museology program «Museum collection» to show the fine examples of the Kazakh culture in the context of world historical and cultural heritage. The collections are valuable, because they are results of multidimensional activity of the First President of Kazakhstan N. A. Nazarbayev realizing the concept of modern statehood on the basis of constructive cooperation with the world community.

The deputy director of the Library of Elbassy Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov in his speech noted: «The museology program «Museum collection» is aimed at studying and promoting of unique exhibits from the funds of Library of the First President of Kazakhstan – Elbassy in the thematic directions and collections. Separate collections are already presented in constant expositions in the buildings of Library and Museum.

This cycle of exhibitions is various; many of works are presented to the wide audience for the first time. We chose the collections to be shown expecting EXPO-2017. So we decided to show the fine examples of the Kazakh culture in the context of world historical and cultural heritage».

The deputy director of the Library of Elbassy Kulyaysha Aktaeva made a speech for Mass Media and noted that «in 2012 Astana was chosen to host "EXPO 2017" and for Kazakhstan it was the most important step of civilized entry into the world community of the states: «Opening the cycle of the fund exhibitions, we haven't incidentally called it "We meet future energy!». On the one hand EXPO will open wide opportunities for various branches of our national economy. On the other hand, we would like the guests arrived to the exhibition to see not only modern Astana, but also various sides of history and culture of our multinational people, achievements of multivector foreign policy which are successfully projected through the prism of the museum collections of Library of Elbassy.

The guests arrived to Kazakhstan from any point of the world can see everything, that our country is proud, to look through the 25th anniversary history with rich events, which we have passed as the country forming the specific way of the state development. On the first floor the visitors can see a small, but, very pompous exhibition dedicated to the unique historical and cultural masterpiece – the Great steppe. The Great steppe was not only a transit way for the Great Silk Road, but created an original nomadic civilization.

On the second floor is presented a small part of the rich collection of silver. All history of our diplomatic contacts found reflection at the exhibition through fine diplomatic gifts which have the high art level of execution.

The communication between spiritual and material culture of all people takes the logical conclusion at the exhibition of the musical instruments placed on the 3rd floor. Every picture has an important cultural text; that is why we chose the pictures from the art collection for this exhibition.

So our fund collection is interesting because it shows features of the Kazakh culture and ideology, but in very large and multilayered circle of all humanity».

It is a major event. The guests of the museum got acquainted with the fund exhibitions placed on three floors:

At the exhibition «Masterpieces of the Great steppe» (1 floor. Hall of Press hall) are presented the works of arts and crafts and art creativity of Kazakhstan masters, and also the objects from other museum collections, which have the reflection of the spiritual and esthetic heritage of the Great steppe nomad’s civilization. In particular, at the exhibition will be presented such integral symbols of traditional culture as the Kazakh jewellery made of silver, souvenir compositions, household items and horse equipment made of leather and felt. The art works of recognized domestic masters of the fine arts have a specific place among the exhibits.

A particular interest of the visitors had the works of the famous artist, a member of the Artists’ Union of Kazakhstan Gulmira Telgoziyeva: «I am a native of Astana and for me this event has a special value. EXPO will show to the whole world our love and warm to Astana. Our city has such energy which inspires all artists and creative people.

Every artist has to grow: intellectually, creatively, spiritually. So his works will not be empty and they can «breath». Only in this way an artist can create the works to be shown to the whole world without shame».

Silver has a specific place in culture of many people, thanks to beauty, «magic» properties and functionality. The collection of the diplomatic gifts made of silver is various according to the contents and illustrates multivector foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. They were handed to N. A. Nazarbayev at different times. The silver works are presented at the exhibition «Everlasting shine of silver» (2 floor). They reflect the origin of the works, various techniques, shape of the works, allow understanding and studying more deeply the traditional ways of decor of different peoples of the world.

For the first time the exhibition «Musical instruments of people of the world» (3 floor) presents to a wide audience the collection of musical instruments of different countries and periods. The musical instruments furnish the clue to outlook of various cultures and civilization types. Kobyz and dombra are traditional musical instruments of the Kazakh people. They have many meanings, cultural "codes" of spiritual heritage of the Kazakh people.

«Olympic Movement» exhibition is on the 4th floor in the Dome hall. It is a unique exhibition, showing the sport achievements of independent Kazakhstan on the basis of personal funds of Olympic champions, archive and heads of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The museum of the Library of Elbassy shows the citizens and guests of the capital of EXPO 2017 all variety and richness of the funds.


Cycle of fund exhibitions «We meet future energy!» will be till August 31, 2017 

The scientific-research mission in Shymkent were carried out by the employees of the of Scientific and applied research service – the head of service Musina N.K., senior research officer Omarova L.A. on April 2017.

The main purpose of the trip was to collect materials on the biography and work activities of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of the Nation N.A. Nazarbayev, experience exchange and further training.

One of the most important pages of the working biography of the Head of State is connected with the formation of the first-born of the Kazakh metallurgy – the Karaganda Metallurgical Combine, which attracted people of different nationalities from different countries and regions of the republic. Future metallurgists were trained in Ukraine, in the technical school in Dneprodzerzhinsk city.

Natives from the South-Kazakhstan region (about 30 people) were in the «steel appeal», they with N.A. Nazarbayev passed labor, spiritual training in those years. Spayev Telman, Orazbaev Ismail, Saparbayev Yermantai, Myrzametov Akbar, Kistaubaev Marat, Abduramanov Amanali and Karimov Asetolla shared with their memories during the interview. The cronies of the Head of the State handed over copies of photo documents to the archive fund of the Library from their personal archive had documented the years of study in Dneprodzerzhinsk, traditional meetings with the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev in Shymkent and Karaganda.

N.A. Nazarbayev’s classmates still occupy an active life position, serve as an example for the younger generation. On the basis of the South Kazakhstan regional museum of local-history with the cronies of the Head of the State, was organized and held a joint event in the form of a «round table» «Өнегелі өмір, өшпес мұра». On the values of modern Kazakhstani society was held exchange of views, the participants discussed the provisions of N.A. Nazarbayev's program article «The Course towards future: modernization of public conscience».

Also, during the visit and acquaintance with the activities of the South Kazakhstan Regional Universal Scientific Library named after A.S. Pushkin and the regional universal scientific library «Otyrar» were selected media materials relating the life and work of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev.

It should be noted, well-coordinated work of partners – the employees of the South-Kazakhstan regional museum of local history under the leadership of the director G. Arenova in facilitating the organization of events. 



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.

          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.