Nazarbayev's 'Era of independence' presented in Moscow
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. The book reflects the author's view of the newest history of the country and its future, the stages of formation of a sovereign state since its establishment. The author explains the decision-making mechanisms in response to internal and external challenges for the years of independence. The book shows the essence of Kazakhstan's development model, its evolution, basic principles, mechanisms and driving forces.
Consideration of three waves of Kazakhstan's modernization is a big part of the book. Thanks to the first and second modernizations, the tasks of dismantling the totalitarian system and building a market economy, as well as of an early entry into the top 50 most competitive countries of the world were successfully accomplished. The third modernization is aimed at renewing the country and promoting it to top-30 prosperous states in the light of a new global reality.
The ex-head of Ingushetia Ruslan Aushev, speaking at the book launch, said that the book would be useful for all heads of state and regions: "Today no leader in the Commonwealth, near and far abroad is more experienced and talented, than Nursultan Abishevich. There is a national consensus in Kazakhstan, which is home to members of 140 peoples and nationalities. The reason for this is the President of Kazakhstan. The state has created a unique education - the Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan, where all peoples and nationalities are represented. And they delegate these nationalities to the parliament of the republic."
"When Nazarbayev moved the capital from Almaty to Astana, I was the president of Ingushetia. Then Checheno-Ingushetia was divided into two republics, and I was offered to make Nazran the capital of Ingushetia. But I looked at Nazarbayev's experience and said: "No, we will do the same with our capital, as they did in Kazakhstan." And we made Magas our capital," Ruslan Aushev said.
He also sees the importance of the fact that Kazakhstan has become a platform for solving peacekeeping tasks: "Even the Syrian problem is being solved in Kazakhstan, I congratulate the Kazakh people on such a leader. I would like his book to be on the table of those who think about the future, their state, their region, their republic. I hope that Kazakhstan will occupy a worthy place next to such "tigers" as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore."
The special representative of the Russian President for International Cultural Cooperation, Mikhail Shvydkoi, noted that Nazarbayev's book contains the phrase "a great story gives birth to a great future" and compared it with the book of former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew, who made a prosperous state from a state absolutely unsuitable for normal life .
"Kazakhstan is a whole different story. Nazarbayev paid a lot of attention to the history of Kazakhstan, the ethnogenesis of the Kazakh people, how the Kazakh and Kazakhstani nations formed. We remember that during the war, Kazakhstan sheltered, warmed and fed hundreds of thousands of people from the European part of Russia when it was occupied by fascists. Hardworking people who received education in Kazakhstan came there and many of them stayed. The multinational composition of modern Kazakhstan is well-educated people capable of building future Kazakhstan ... In this book, there are very important reflections of Nursultan Abishevich on the past, and of course, above all, he is worried about the future of the country. In recent years, the state management system has been reformed, an understanding is being formed that the country will develop in the direction of high technologies, not just use its richest resources. To a large extent, Kazakhstan is the home country of the Soviet space program. Those high-tech, modern, most breakthrough scientific achievements of the USSR were also carried out in Kazakhstan. And the modernization, a topic that Nursultan Abishevich writes about, is necessary for the country to become even more modern and prosperous," Mikhail Shvydkoi said.
He also recalled that it was the Kazakh president who was the author of the idea of the Eurasian association: "A great deal of the credit for today's EEU belongs to Nursultan Abishevich, who delivering his well-known program speech at Lomonosov Moscow State University, formulated his principles of Eurasian unification for the first time. I am also glad that our presidents have a deep connection, an understanding of the common interests of the fact that Russia and Kazakhstan are two modern states that are not able to develop independently of each other. We have so much together both in the past and in the present, and I'm sure - in the future as well. I think that everyone should read his book, whether you occupy a managerial position or just are a contemporary of this great man. This is a very interesting book just in terms of understanding of what happened to all of us and each of us over the past 28 years."