In March 17, 2021, the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan together with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Slovak Republic held an international online presentation of the book "101 zážitkov z Kazachstanu" - "101 impressions from Kazakhstan" in the Slovak language. The event was timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
"101 Impressions from Kazakhstan" is one of the first books about Kazakhstan in the Slovak language. The book was prepared by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Slovakia, leading world experts and photographers, published by the British publishing house Hertfordshire Press in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Slovak Republic and the national company Kazakh Tourism.
“101 Impressions from Kazakhstan ”is a bright, colorful photo album that presents the diverse facets of Kazakhstan: the originality and traditions of the country from ancient times to the present day, people, architecture, interesting cities, nature, amazing in its beauty, expressiveness, and numerous attractions.
As the organizers of the presentation noted, “the book was published in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, when it was even strange to think that mankind would ever be able to return to normal life again, an integral part of which is traveling, discovering unknown places, meeting new people and gaining new experiences. This book is a symbol and guarantee of hope for an early normal future, when the borders of countries and continents will be open and accessible to every traveler. "
The event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Slovak Republic Roman Vasilenko, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Kazakhstan Miroslav Kollar, author and editor of Hertfordshire Press publishing house Nick Rowen, director of KazakhTourism JSC Erzhan Yerkinbaev, editor-in-chief of Financninoviny publishing house Vladimir Bush , Head of the National Academic Library of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Umitkhan Munalbaeva, Professor of the Economic University in Bratislava Elena Kashtyakova, Chairman of the Board, Rector of the International University of Tourism and Hospitality Mainyura Murzamadieva, translator of the book by Timey Yurchov, publisher Marat Akhmetzhanov.
On behalf of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, counselor to the Director Dastan Eleukenov, Head of the Department of Information and Analytical Work Assara Mukanova and chief expert Zhanat Ordalieva took part in the presentation of the book.