Horsemanship is one of the most important developments in human history
President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article ‘The Seven Facets of the Great Steppe’ provides a new perspective on Kazakhstan. The article allows learning the history and culture of the Kazakh people from another angle. This opinion was shared by a professional linguist and Russian-English translators Simon Geoghegan, who translated prominent Kazakh literature works, such as ‘A Mourning Beauty and Other Stories’ by Mukhtar Auezov, ‘A Deer Man’ by Oralkhan Bokeyev and others.
SIMON GEOGHEGAN, TRANSLATOR, UK:
- Many contributions Kazakhstan has made to the world, but particularly, of course, the obvious one is horsemanship and the first nation to, or the first territory to tame the horse because it’s considered by many people especially anthropologists, anthropology consider it one of the most important developments in human history, maybe even greater than agriculture. And when you go to Kazakhstan now, you realize there is so much that the country has to offer and so much we don’t know and there is so much to find out.
President Nazarbayev’s article ‘The Seven Facets of the Great Steppe’ includes valuable information. The article covers important topics which should be known worldwide, says well-known writer and journalist Nick Fielding. The writer believes that the global community should discuss and promote the ideas outlined in the article.
NICK FIELDING, WRITER, UK:
- Yes, he talked in his speech about Kazakhstan being the territory which was the cradle of the Turkic people and I think this is absolutely true there is no doubt about it and in fact that I will go further possibly and maybe say that the Altai in particular, that region is really the heart of the identity of the Turkic people and where the Turkic people originated from.