under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
Growing welfare of kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life
Well-being of the population and accession of Kazakhstan to the list
of 30 developed countries are the long-term goals of our independent state.
On 29th of November, at the Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan held a round table on "Seven facets of the Great Steppe: a positive view of the history of Kazakhstan", dedicated to the discussion of the article of Elbasy N.Nazarbayev "Seven facets of the Great Steppe", and dedicated to the Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The program article of the Head of state received a wide response from the public, scientific community and creative intelligentsia. During the event, issues of modernization of historical consciousness, the main imperatives that make up the system vision of the great steppe, rethinking the role of Kazakhstan in the world processes, as well as specific projects and programs were discussed.
The round table was opened by Deputy Director of KazISS under the President of Kazakhstan Sanat Kushkumbayev and in his opening speech noted: "the Article" Seven facets of the Great Steppe" is conceptual and contains a powerful ideological message. The history of Kazakhstan, as well as the history of the great steppe, is a chain of interrelated events, a civilizational line, and it is necessary to realize and understand that all its elements are multifaceted and multidimensional. All these tasks require thoughtful, systematic work of professionals who should be in key positions in the projects designated by the Head of state".
The Director of the research Institute of archeology and steppe civilizations of the Kazakh national University made a report at the round table Victor Zaibert. He stressed the timeliness of the article of the President of Kazakhstan and the consistency of the policy from socio-economic to spiritual aspects of the country. In his report, V.Zaibert touched in detail on the way of development of steppe civilization, which as a steppe ecosystem has become part of global processes.
The way of development of this system, including the beginning of domestication of horses and Botay culture, was traced by Kazakh scientists, archaeologists, ethnographers together with foreign colleagues to show the contribution of steppe civilization to the development of mankind. Professor Zaibert calls the civilization born in the steppe the civilization of innovators. He also noted the need to use historical experience in the development of socio-economic, political and spiritual strategies of our country.
In his speech, the chief researcher of the Institute of history of the state Committee of science of MES Zhapsarbay Kuanyshev noted that the projects proposed by the President of the country in the article should be of practical and applied nature, and are aimed not only at domestic consumption, but also to develop the competitiveness of the country and increase its recognition. "It is gratifying that such a fundamental article is discussed on the eve of the day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The President once again showed his vision and gave direction to our researchers. To implement these projects, it is necessary to create an environment in which all society will be involved, including the emphasis should be placed on young people," he stressed.
Chief researcher of the Kazakhstan Institute for strategic studies under the President of Kazakhstan Murat Laumulin spoke about the division of nomadic labor under the influence of environmental factors and climatic conditions, which had a powerful impact on national history and culture. The speaker also stressed that now, thanks to the development of modern scientific and technical base and new areas of history research, such as genetics, it will be possible to follow the development of nomadic civilization. Taking into account the achievements of the latest science, scientists will have to find new facts, data on the basis of which it is necessary to fill the "white spots" in the history of Kazakhstan.
In his report, Professor of the Department of regional studies of the faculty of international relations of ENU Aibolat Kushkumbayev focused on the presence of its historical brands in Kazakhstan, which attract the attention of the world community to our territory as the middle part of Eurasia. As an example, he cited the Botay culture, which should become a brand of the country, promoted not only abroad, but primarily within the country. Kushkumbayev spoke about the formation of historical consciousness and self-awareness, based on the article of President N. Nazarbayev. In addition, he touched upon the theme of The Golden Horde on the eve of the 750th anniversary of its formation in 2019 and the need to celebrate such a large-scale event at the state level in the Republic of Kazakhstan, which will strengthen the national identity.
The following discussion also discussed the study of Turkic history and culture, the need to perform basic research on the study of historical heritage in the form of a state order with the formulation of clear and specific tasks to scientists and researchers.
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