A single database of archives will be created in Kazakhstan
A single database of archives will be created in Kazakhstan. It allows national history researchers to quickly find the necessary information. To date, work on the unification of documents and materials is being continued. However, many manuscripts that contain important historical information are stored in museums and archives of a number of countries, including Russia and Hungary. Director of the National Archive of Kazakhstan, Zhangeldi Makhashov says that the return of these documents is a primary goal of historians, cultural scientists and archivists.
ZHANGELDI MAKHASHOV, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL ARCHIVE OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- Now we have memorandums and agreements with 12 countries. This year I have met with the official delegation in Istanbul where we got manuscripts of Kaip Khan and the Ottoman emperor Ahmed the 3rd. Since 2007 we have collected over 5,000 documents. Now we need to translate these documents with scientists, universities and publicized it.
Historians are confident that with a new seven-year ‘Archive 2025’ program researchers will receive a new impetus to study the heritage of their ancestors. Transformation of historical archival documents into digital format will allow the public to have access to them.
RAUSHAN IMANZHUSUP, PROFESSOR, GUMILYOV EURASIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
- During this ‘Archive 2025’ project of seven years, we will be able to do a lot. With the help of funds, we can return many documents and materials. Now nearly 5,000 archival documents have been returned, so I think that this is another opportunity to get new documents that are very important.