New facts about Kazybek bi’s life
Researchers from different countries published new facts about the life and work of Kazybek bi. They demonstrated the results of the research at the International Scientific And Practical Conference in Karagandy. According to scientists, diplomat, orator and politician, Kazybek bi was an outstanding person of the 18th century. Nearly a quarter century, various ethnographic expeditions have gathered pieces of facts about the life of a public figure.
YURI SOROKIN, PROFESSOR, DOSTOEVSKY OMSK STATE UNIVERSITY:
- A historian doesn’t admit the "no documents" concept. If there are no documents, personally and directly related to Kazybek bi, it means there is a broad documentary material related to its time, statehood and people.
The encyclopedia with historical documents about Kazybek bi was presented at the conference. The documents include letters of Russian monarchs to Kazakh ambassador and archival materials of Chinese researchers. The documents confirm Kazybek bi’s participation in establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kazakh Khanate and its neighbors.
YERLAN KOSHANOV, GOVERNOR OF KARAGANDY REGION:
-Kazybek bi is a prominent public figure and orator whose cultural heritage played an important role in the country’s history. This year has become special for all people of Kazakhstan since we have embarked on a path of Modernization of Public Consciousness to comprehending our origins.
Especially for the conference participants, the artists of the Saken Seifullin Kazakh Drama Theater prepared a performance about the Kazakh orator. Also the preserved artifact, Kazybek bi’s shapan was demonstrated to the guests.