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October

The Head of the state Nursultan Nazarbayev opened the monument dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate

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The Head of the state Nursultan Nazarbayev opened the monument dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate - e-history.kz
Sculpture composition revealing the historical significance of the formation of the Kazakh khanate is well viewed from all the sides.
The festive opening of the monument dedicated to the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate was held in Taraz. 
In the ceremony of the opening of the given monument in honour of the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate the Head of the state Nursultan Nazarbayev took part.

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During the ceremony the President of Kazakhstan laid flowers to the foundation of the monument and gave a congratulatory speech. The Head of the state congratulated everyone on the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate by noting the importance of festive events which began in the capital and continued in Taraz. In addition, he noted the principles of the unification of the people of Kazakhstan. 
“We celebrate the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate, and, therefore, say that the history of the Kazakhs and our land has deep roots as other nations. This holiday is celebrated by everyone who lives in our country, our citizens are the representatives of any ethnical groups with which we became the single nation and brothers. Today, the notions of Mangilik El (“Eternal country”) and Uly dala (“Great steppe”) are the synonyms of the development, steadiness of our state”, said the President. 

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Besides, the Head of the state thanked all the regions and countries which contributed to the celebration of the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh khanate. 
“For the celebration, the city of Taraz was given a new look. In that occasion all the regions of Kazakhstan participated, for what we are expressing the gratitude for them. It became the evidence of the adherence of the present generation to the ancestors’ behests, reverence of the spirit of the Great steppe. We thank the guests who came from seventeen countries”, said the Head of the state. 
Also, the Head of the state noted that in Zhambyl region the representatives of more than 100 ethnic groups live in friendship and accord. 
“Any celebration is used by us to make more for people. In the world the explosions of instability, conflicts, wars are evident, whereas, in our country all the people live in peace and atmosphere of mutual respect. Kazakhstan is known and esteemed by other countries of the world. Our country acts as the intermediate in the conflicts solution, carries out the Meetings of the leaders of world and traditional religions. All that was achieved owing to the unification of our people”, the President of Kazakhstan said. 

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The 30 m high construction was set up in the western part of the city, in front of the Palace of Sports “Taraz-Arena”. Sculpture composition revealing the historical significance of the formation of the Kazakh khanate is well viewed from all the sides. The monument is situated on the territory with the area of 3, 5 ha, where the square and car parking would be placed. 
At the adjacent to the monument territory the bayraks (banners) made out of two golden 6 m high towers and constructions of flags were raised At the square itself in front of the monument 200 warriors in the parade uniform with state flags of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and around them the artists in the costumes of various epochs, from the ancient Sakas to the Kazakhs of the times of the khanate formation are placed. The height of stele of the given monument accounts for 28 m, at its postament the 4,2 m high sculptures to the khans Kerey and Zhanibek are located. 

By Miras NURLANULY