Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tokayev proposes to write down brief historical past of Kazakhstan for overseas viewers

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NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed to write down a brief historical past of Kazakhstan for a overseas viewers and translate it into the primary languages ​​of the world. “This is the only way to tell the world the true centuries-old history of the Kazakh people. Each nation should write its own history, not succumbing to the influence of alien ideology. A history written from the standpoint of national interests, contributes to the awakening of national consciousness,” Tokayev wrote in an article “Independence Above All”, printed within the Kazakh-language newspaper Egemen Kazakhstan.
The President recalled that this yr marks the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence. In his opinion, this is a vital milestone, marking the revival of Kazakh statehood and the acquisition of freedom, the goals of which had been cherished by many generations of our ancestors.
“Today, the global film industry is in demand for scenarios on a historical theme. A lot of films have been shot about landmark events in the history of America and Europe. Now Netflix, HBO and other world film companies are turning their eyes to Asia. Our story is also rich in unique stories that can be put into the basis of large-scale films. For example, the era of the Golden Horde, which was one of the most powerful empires of its time – isn’t this a ready-made script? These questions should be in the focus of special attention of film industry specialists,” Tokayev mentioned.
He additionally recalled that 100 years have handed because the dramatic occasions related to the famine of 1921-1922, on account of which thousands and thousands of individuals died or had been compelled to flee so as to survive. “If this terrible tragedy had not happened, the number of our people would have been many times greater than it is now. These pages of our history are still ‘blank spots’ and have not been fully studied,” the Kazakh President pressured.
He famous that it was time to write down Kazakh historical past, taking into consideration new scientific approaches, and this basic work ought to type the idea of all textbooks. “This is a matter of strategic importance. Therefore, it is necessary to immediately start preparing a new academic publication on the history of Kazakhstan. The revival of our historical consciousness depends on this,” Tokayev mentioned.

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