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1 KAZAKHSTAN Presented by: Vladimir Stepanov November 10 th 2010

2 K A Z A K H S T A N K A Z A K H S T A N

3 Quick Facts Became independent on 16 th of December 1991 Became independent on 16 th of December 1991 Capital: Astana Capital: Astana 9 th largest country in the world 9 th largest country in the world Largest city: Almaty (1.6 million people) Largest city: Almaty (1.6 million people) Official languages: Kazakh 1 st and Russian 2 nd Official languages: Kazakh 1 st and Russian 2 nd Ethnic groups: Kazakh (63.1%), Russian (23.7%), German (1.1%) Ethnic groups: Kazakh (63.1%), Russian (23.7%), German (1.1%) Population: 16 million people Population: 16 million people

4 History and Culture of Kazakhs Territory was inhabited from stone age by nomadic tribes Territory was inhabited from stone age by nomadic tribes Served as a transition zone for Silk Way, connecting East and West Served as a transition zone for Silk Way, connecting East and West Distinct group emerged in 16 th century, lead by Janibek and Gerei Distinct group emerged in 16 th century, lead by Janibek and Gerei It is called “Altyn Adam” which means “Golden man”. It is costume of ancient warrior. It was found in 1969 in South part of Kazakhstan (V-VI a.d.) It is called “Altyn Adam” which means “Golden man”. It is costume of ancient warrior. It was found in 1969 in South part of Kazakhstan (V-VI a.d.)

5 Horse riding skills

6 Interior of Kazakh yurt

7 Kazakh bride and groom

8 Kazakh bride and her sisters-in- law

9 Qusbegi – eagle hunters

10 National dish “Beshbarmak”

11 Music Instrument Dombra Dombra Kobyz Kobyz

12 Beauty of Kazakhstan

13 Landscape

14 Sharyn canyon

15 Mountains of Ala-Tau

16 The best place of wilderness.

17 Beautiful mountains

18 14-century mausoleum of the Sufi preacher Qoja Ahmet Yassawi in the city of Türkistan

19 Burabay resort

20 Birch forest

21 Astana – capital since 1998

22 Bayterek tower

23 Population: 802,980 people Population: 802,980 people

24 Triumph of Astana

25 Pyramid of peace

26 Banks of Esil river in Astana

27 KazMunaiGaz

28 Circus

29 Main mosque

30 Almaty city

31 Mosque in Almaty

32 “Aq Orda” Presidental Palace

33 Zenkov Church Located in Panfilov Park Located in Panfilov Park Was built around 1907 Was built around 1907 It is all wood and originally was built without any nails It is all wood and originally was built without any nails

34 Almaty is going to hold 2014 Asian Winter Olympic Games

35 Spaceship station - Baykonur

36 Launching of Kazakh Satellite (KazSat)

37 Kazakh pride

38 Monument of ‘Three famous “bii” ’

39 Kazakh sports

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41 Our respect for the elders..

42 Kazakh hero girls in World War II

43 German people in Kazakhstan Decision from August , during World War II, a lot of Germans were deported from Russia to Kazakhstan and other Central Asian Countries Decision from August , during World War II, a lot of Germans were deported from Russia to Kazakhstan and other Central Asian Countries In 1979 there were 900,000 German people living in Kazakhstan – the largest population of Germans compared to other USSR countries In 1979 there were 900,000 German people living in Kazakhstan – the largest population of Germans compared to other USSR countries

44 German people in Kazakhstan After collapse of Soviet Union a lot of Germans migrated back to historical motherland - Germany After collapse of Soviet Union a lot of Germans migrated back to historical motherland - Germany In 1995 there were 502,500 Germans, or 3.2% of population In 1995 there were 502,500 Germans, or 3.2% of population Now this number is about 176,000 people, or 1.1% of population Now this number is about 176,000 people, or 1.1% of population In 2003 massive migration stopped and some families even came back In 2003 massive migration stopped and some families even came back

45 German people in Kazakhstan October 29 th 1992 first German conference October 29 th 1992 first German conference –Creation of the German Cultural Society “Vozrojdenie” (Revival) June 25 th 1995 second German conference June 25 th 1995 second German conference –Creation of Council of Germans in Kazakhstan Kazakh-German Goethe University, was created in 1994 in cooperation with German government Kazakh-German Goethe University, was created in 1994 in cooperation with German government –It is one of the largest ethnical universities in Central Asia, with branches all over Eurasia

46 Schmidt Alexander E. My grand grandfather My grand grandfather Was born in Astrakhan March 12 th 1871 Was born in Astrakhan March 12 th 1871 Soviet scientist, orientalist-arabist Soviet scientist, orientalist-arabist He was fluent in 14 languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Latin, Greek, Ancient Hebrew and New Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek) He was fluent in 14 languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Latin, Greek, Ancient Hebrew and New Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek) Was teaching professor in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tashkent Universities (Uzbekistan, were he became a rector of the University) Was teaching professor in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tashkent Universities (Uzbekistan, were he became a rector of the University)

47 German people in Kazakhstan German people became a very important part of Soviet Union Countries, with their rich culture and traditions integrated in the cultural mix of post Soviet countries German people became a very important part of Soviet Union Countries, with their rich culture and traditions integrated in the cultural mix of post Soviet countries

48 Questions?

49 Thank you for your attention


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