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President of Kazakhstan Tokayev called the historical role of the former head of Nazarbayev generally recognized

Society should respect the historical role of the first president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. This was stated by the head of the country Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at an event on the occasion of the anniversary of the Kazakh police, according to his official website. Akorda.

“It is important to remember that a people who deny their history and leaders have no future,” Tokayev said.

He called it the common duty of all citizens to treat the ex-president with respect and also noted that his contribution to the formation of “an independent state is recognized by the entire world community.”

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According to him, the next generation of Kazakhstanis will be able to fairly assess the actions of the first leader of the country, but for this it is necessary to exclude political machinations.

“We must, without looking back to the past, step with confidence into a bright future,” he concluded.

In January 2022, protests took place in Kazakhstan due to a sharp increase in prices for natural gas motor fuel, but soon the economic motives were replaced by political ones. In particular, the protesters demanded that Nazarbayev leave politics.

As a result, the former president lost a number of posts, and from the new version of the constitution it was decided put away all references to him.

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