MONUMENT IN HONOR OF ORBULAK BATTLE
A monument is erected in the Almaty region where the legendary Orbulak battle took place. The event was held as part of the Tugan Zher state program and in accordance with the instructions voiced in the article by President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Modernization of Public Consciousness. The weight of the monumental plate is half a tonne. The Orbulak Battle is one of the most important battles in the history of the Kazakh-Dzungarian War which took place in 1643 on the territory of the current Almaty region. Kazakh soldiers led by Zhangir Khan and Zhalantos batyr defeated the 50,000 enemy troops.
BEKSULTAN NURZHYEKYEYEV, WRITER:
- It was the victory of unity and cohesion. It was the victory of tactics and mind. Perhaps, the world history doesn’t have such a scene, when the 70 times stronger enemy is forced to flee. Next year, our country will celebrate the 375th anniversary of the Orbulak battle. The celebration of the historical date will start with the installation of this stone.