President Nursultan Nazarbayev Takes Part in the Flowers Laying Ceremony at the Monument to the Fatherland’s Defenders and Congratulates Veterans on the 64th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

Nursultan Nazarbayev: “Owing to the victory, the people of Kazakhstan live in a free and independent country. Each citizen of Kazakhstan irrespective of his ethnic background has an opportunity to know his own language, culture, to raise children and confidently face the future”.

Ak Orda, 09.05.09.

The head of state a one-minute silence in honor of the dead in the Great Patriotic War.

Following the official ceremony, the President visited an encampment displayed on the square where he held an informal meeting with the veterans. They expressed gratitude to the President for the social support provided by the state.

“Today is a great holiday; we celebrate the 9th of May, the Victory Day. In the former Soviet Union all peoples and nations together fought and won fascism. Owing to the victory, the people of Kazakhstan live in a free and independent country. Each citizen of Kazakhstan irrespective of his ethnic background has an opportunity to know his own language, culture, to raise children and confidently face the future. That is happiness for the whole people of Kazakhstan and for the whole country,” President Nazarbayev highlighted.

The President stated that young people should follow the example of the veterans to protect the Motherland and be patriots and be sure that they will be always supported by the state.

The head of state congratulated all Kazakhstanis on the holiday and wished the veterans good health and to meet them next year in order to celebrate together the 65th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

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