Bicycle ride marking 20th anniversary of Astana
The bicycle ride event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Astana was held in Washington. The event was participated by representatives of Kazakhs living in America, diplomats and Americans who have visited Kazakhstan. The route passes through 20 sights of the capital of the United States of America. Along the way, residents of Washington city greeted and congratulated the participants on the anniversary of Astana. The bicycle ride event ended with a celebratory picnic in a yurt.
AMIRKHAN MUKASHEV, PRESIDENT, ALLIANCE OF KAZAKH STUDENTS IN USA:
- We congratulate the people of Kazakhstan on the 20th anniversary of our capital, our native city. We are proud of our country, our capital. We wish Astana to become not only the cultural and financial center of Eurasia, but of the whole world. I wish prosperity, success and happiness to Astana.
- Astana turns 20 this year. We are all here to congratulate our young capital on its anniversary. We wish prosperity to Kazakhstan and Astana!
SARA TENNEN, LOCAL RESIDENT, WASHINGTON DC:
- We were in Astana in 2007 for 10 weeks to adopt our daughter. We live here in Washington DC so we are thrilled to be a part of the celebrations celebrating Astana’s 20th year of being the capital of Kazakhstan. We loved being there in 2007 and we went back again with our daughter in 2009.