Kazakhstan Presented Tenge Note With President Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan National Bank will issue a commemorative banknote with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, said the message from the bank.
The presentation took place during the conference of the National Bank of Kazakhstan “25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence: the national currency.”
Along with the portrait, the banknote carries images of skyscrapers built under Nazarbayev in the capital Astana and Baiterek, a monument which contains a pedestal with a gilded hand print of Nazarbayev’s right hand.
The banknote will be launched into circulation December 1 of the current year, it is reported.
Nazarbayev has run the oil-rich Central Asian nation since 1989, first as a Communist boss and then as president. In 2010, Kazakhstan’s parliament passed a law giving him the official title of the Leader of the Nation.
Several monuments featuring Nazarbayev have been erected and a prestigious local university and network of schools have been named after him.
November 15 is the Day of Kazakhstan’s national currency, also financiers’ professional holiday.
The national currency was launched exactly 23 years ago, and recently the President’s press service released a commemorative video, in which Nursultan Nazarbayev announces the launch of the new currency of independent Kazakhstan.