Kazakh President biographical book presented in Berlin

Nov 27. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kazakh President biographical book presented in BerlinThe German capital hosted the presentation of Mahmoud Kassymbekov’s book “Nursultan Nazarbayev. Biography” published in the German language.

The book is the first attempt of the official historical and biographical study of the life and work of Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, who traced his way from the regular village youth to the National leader.

The book is focused on the political biography of the President, which is performed in the historical perspective of dramatic and controversial events and processes that accompany the development of Kazakhstan at the turn of XX-XXI centuries.

Prepared on the basis of an extensive array of archival materials the book is an important documentary source for the newest history of Kazakhstan. The book includes reproduced copies of personal documents which allow the reader to more fully enjoy the atmosphere of the events described.

Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Mahmoud Kassymbekov is the author of the book. He serves as the Head of the President’s Office.

The German version of the book was published with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany.

The presentation ceremony was held in the building of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. It was attended by prominent public figures of Germany including former Vice Chancellor Hans-Dietrich Genscher; member of the Bundestag, the chairman of the parliamentary group “Germany – Central Asia”, chairman of the Kazakh-German society Manfred Grund; president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences Günter Stock; the famous German political scientist Alexander Rahr, as well as scientists, experts, members of the Council of Elders of the German settlers from Kazakhstan, representatives of the Kazakh Diaspora in Germany.

The Kazakh side was represented by the author of the book Mahmoud Kassymbekov, Kazakh Ambassador to Germany Bolat Nusupov, Majilis deputy Aldan Smaiyl, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Temirbolat, and a member of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan Nesipbek Aituly.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2721080

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The book of Kazakh scientists about Karlag presented in Belarus

Nov 27. Kazpravda

By Natalia Ryzhkova

In the National Library of Belarus, the scientists from Karaganda held the presentation of the book published on the project “Karlag: memory for the sake of future”

Its author, Doctor of Law, Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan, Secretary of the Karaganda oblast maslihat Nurlan Dulatbekov told about the work done, the future plans and presented more than 20 books published within this project, reports Kazpravda.kz.

The presentation was attended by Belarusian historians, political scientists, representatives of educational institutions of Minsk and CIS Executive Committee, members of the diplomatic corps of Kazakhstan headed by Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Belarus Yergali Bulegenov. Special guests were prisoners of Stalin’s camps who could survive and their descendants.

The participants of the event noted the importance of the work carried out by Kazakh scientists. Many guests expressed the view that an appeal to the recollections of former prisoners of the largest concentration camp of the Soviet Union is of great importance for the contemporaries.

http://www.kazpravda.kz/en/news/view/30805

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