Most accurate and complete document of Kazakhstan's modern history
The presentation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's book titled "The era of independence," which was written in the genre of historical journalism, was held in Moscow. See "Nazarbayev's 'Era of independence' presented in Moscow".
Director of the Institute of Regional Problems, Dmitry Zhuravlev, said at the presentation that Kazakhstan is a post-Soviet country which "lost less in the 1990s and gained more in the 2000s." "The experience of Kazakhstan is largely the personal experience of President Nazarbayev. It was Nazarbayev's personality that determined this period. This book is an encyclopedia, a kind of document that perfectly shows the most effective way, and very accurately, step by step, painstakingly describes this path. This is the most accurate and complete document of Kazakhstan's modern history. No textbook, no monograph will be able to do what this book did," Dmitry Zhuravlev beleives.
According to him, Nursultan Nazarbayev proceeds from the fact that tactics are good when it becomes part of a broad strategic plan. "In everything there should be a strategy. In my opinion, this is the main success of Kazakhstan, this is the biggest contribution that Nazarbayev has made to the development of state building. Each step has an answer to the question of why there should be the next step. Every modernization is the modernization of the mechanism that was created in the previous step. And in this sense this is a gigantic work on the system of state administration, state building, it is second to none," Zhuravlev said.
The director of the Institute for Regional Studies and Urban Planning at the Higher School of Economics, Irina Ilyina, believes that, based on an in-depth analysis of the current situation, on an in-depth analysis of what happened in the past, Nursultan Nazarbayev is building a very clear system of priorities for the future. "The fact that all the prerequisites of development, all the key factors of the development of the Republic of Kazakhstan are carefully examined in this work are a dominant of the successful future development of this state. This book is multifaceted, it will be interesting to ordinary people who are interested in the history of the state and the history of interethnic relations, the book will be very important for students who will become government officials in the future and who will build a policy of management, a policy of interaction between our states. This book requires in-depth study. "
Director of the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation Talia Khabrieva noted that there are so few opportunities for those interested in the state building of individual countries' legal framework to learn directly from the source how this happened, what was the motivation, what tasks were set. "A rare case: the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was adopted in 1995, has changed many times. One can recall the amendments of 1998, 2007, 2017, mentioned by the author. But the conceptual model of the Kazakh Constitution has not changed. It includes two components: sustainable growth and the provision of public, and therefore, inter-ethnic harmony. These factors have determined both the dynamics of constitutional changes and legislation," Talia Khabrieva said.
"When you read this book, you understand why the framework of the state, which was laid in 1995, has grown so strong. This book has much to teach those lawyers who embarked on the path of state studies, who are ready to build such a career," Khabrieva believes.