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KAZAKHSTAN. Presented by: Vladimir Stepanov November 10 th 2010. K A Z A K H S T A N. Quick Facts. Became independent on 16 th of December 1991 Capital: Astana 9 th largest country in the world Largest city: Almaty (1.6 million people) Official languages: Kazakh 1 st and Russian 2 nd

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  1. KAZAKHSTAN Presented by: Vladimir Stepanov November 10th 2010

  2. K A Z A K H S T A N

  3. Quick Facts • Became independent on 16th of December 1991 • Capital: Astana • 9th largest country in the world • Largest city: Almaty (1.6 million people) • Official languages: Kazakh 1st and Russian 2nd • Ethnic groups: Kazakh (63.1%), Russian (23.7%), German (1.1%) • Population: 16 million people

  4. History and Culture of Kazakhs • Territory was inhabited from stone age by nomadic tribes • Served as a transition zone for Silk Way, connecting East and West • Distinct group emerged in 16th century, lead by Janibek and Gerei • It is called “Altyn Adam” which means “Golden man”. It is costume of ancient warrior. It was found in 1969 in South part of Kazakhstan (V-VI a.d.)

  5. Horse riding skills

  6. Interior of Kazakh yurt

  7. Kazakh bride and groom

  8. Kazakh bride and her sisters-in-law

  9. Qusbegi – eagle hunters

  10. National dish “Beshbarmak”

  11. Music Instrument • Dombra • Kobyz

  12. Beauty of Kazakhstan

  13. Landscape

  14. Sharyn canyon

  15. Mountains of Ala-Tau

  16. The best place of wilderness.

  17. Beautiful mountains

  18. 14-century mausoleum of the Sufi preacher Qoja Ahmet Yassawi in the city of Türkistan

  19. Burabay resort

  20. Birch forest

  21. Astana – capital since 1998

  22. Bayterek tower

  23. Population: 802,980 people

  24. Triumph of Astana

  25. Pyramid of peace

  26. Banks of Esil river in Astana

  27. KazMunaiGaz

  28. Circus

  29. Main mosque

  30. Almaty city

  31. Mosque in Almaty

  32. “Aq Orda” Presidental Palace

  33. Located in Panfilov Park Was built around 1907 It is all wood and originally was built without any nails Zenkov Church

  34. Almaty is going to hold 2014 Asian Winter Olympic Games

  35. Spaceship station - Baykonur

  36. Launching of Kazakh Satellite (KazSat)

  37. Kazakh pride

  38. Monument of ‘Three famous “bii” ’

  39. Kazakh sports

  40. Our respect for the elders..

  41. Kazakh hero girls in World War II

  42. German people in Kazakhstan • Decision from August 28 1941, during World War II, a lot of Germans were deported from Russia to Kazakhstan and other Central Asian Countries • In 1979 there were 900,000 German people living in Kazakhstan – the largest population of Germans compared to other USSR countries

  43. German people in Kazakhstan • After collapse of Soviet Union a lot of Germans migrated back to historical motherland - Germany • In 1995 there were 502,500 Germans, or 3.2% of population • Now this number is about 176,000 people, or 1.1% of population • In 2003 massive migration stopped and some families even came back

  44. German people in Kazakhstan • October 29th 1992 first German conference • Creation of the German Cultural Society “Vozrojdenie” (Revival) • June 25th 1995 second German conference • Creation of Council of Germans in Kazakhstan • Kazakh-German Goethe University, was created in 1994 in cooperation with German government • It is one of the largest ethnical universities in Central Asia, with branches all over Eurasia

  45. Schmidt Alexander E. • My grand grandfather • Was born in Astrakhan March 12th 1871 • Soviet scientist, orientalist-arabist • He was fluent in 14 languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Latin, Greek, Ancient Hebrew and New Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek) • Was teaching professor in St. Petersburg, Moscow and Tashkent Universities (Uzbekistan, were he became a rector of the University)

  46. German people in Kazakhstan • German people became a very important part of Soviet Union Countries, with their rich culture and traditions integrated in the cultural mix of post Soviet countries

  47. Questions?

  48. Thank you for your attention

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