Astana – the Pearl of the Great Steppe

A photo exhibition 'Astana – the Pearl of the Great Steppe’ dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Astana is held in Baku. The exposition is organized by the Kazakh First President’s Foundation with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Kazakh Embassy in Azerbaijan. Over 60 photographs of Astana’s attractions and famous modern architectural facilities are presented at the exhibition. Unique buildings such as Baiterek, Ak Orda and Nur Alem are among them.

IGOR ROGOV, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KAZAKH FIRST PRESIDENT’S FOUNDATION:

- Our country is celebrating the anniversary of Astana which is a wonderful Holiday. We are presenting an exhibition dedicated to Astana. I think that this event has a great importance.  It has a positive effect because thanks to this exhibition our Azerbaijani colleagues and many of our friends were told about the story of a small city that turned into the capital of Kazakhstan in 20 years’ time. 

Azerbaijani officials opined that Astana is the city that aims for the future. According to experts, Astana successfully became one of the world’s most beautiful and modern cities in a short period of time.

ELDAR GUNAIDYN, CHAIRMAN, AZERBAIJAN-KAZAKHSTAN FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY:

- In my opinion, Astana is the outstanding work of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev who is the author, creator and founder of this beautiful city. Astana is the city of the 21st century. I am very glad that there is such a great and beautiful capital in the fraternal country of Kazakhstan.

YAHYA ALIYEV, CHAIRMAN, WORLD TURKIC CONGRESS:

- The establishment of the city of Astana and its status as the capital of Kazakhstan is a unique event in history. Both Kazakhstan and the Turkic people are very proud of Astana. We are delighted to see Astana’s progress.

Unique photo albums on Astana and the Burabai National Park created by the First President's Foundation were also presented at the exhibition. Russian and Spanish citizens have had the opportunity to visit the ‘Astana - the Pearl of the Great Steppe’ photo exhibition. The exposition will be presented in Beijing, London, Berlin and Paris in the near future.