The Kazakh Foreign Ministry encourages the realisation of the Rukhani Zhangyru program focused on modernizing the public conscience of Kazakhs, which was put forward by first Kazakh President – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev. The program is an important part of Kazakh foreign institutions’ efforts to promote the cultural and historic heritage of our country.
To familiarize the world community with the Kazakh cultural heritage, three cultural press tours for foreign media representatives specializing in culture and art were set out between 2017 and 2018. Around 50 foreign media representatives from 21 countries toured the significant cultural attractions of the Kazakh capital and Almaty, as well as sacred sites of Shymkent, Turkestan and Mangystau regions.
Articles about Rukhani Zhangyru in the Foreign Ministry’s English newsletter “Astana calling” are published on a regular basis.
One of the remarkable events is Kazakhstan’s participation in the London Book Fair in 2018 and 2019, where the world audience witnessed the best works of the classics of Kazakh literature, they are Mukhtar Auezov, Oralkhan Bokeyev and Gerold Belger.
As part of the project “Modern Kazakh culture in the global world”, the public fund “National Bureau of Translations” with support of the Kazakh embassies abroad translates the two-volume anthology of Kazakh literature into the six official languages of the UN.