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The Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev Receives Mayor of Astana Imangali Tasmagambetov

February 28, 2012

Imangali Tasmagambetov informed the President on the work being held in the field of urban architecture of the capital city.

The Mayor of the city presented to the head of state the works of the national contest. The President became acquainted with the sketches of the Monument called “The Monument to the Victims of Hunger” and devoted to the victims of hunger in 1930s and of the Monument to Kurmangazy.

The architectural and artistic appearance of Astana plays an important role in the development of the new capital city. New memorials devoted to the historic events, as well as to the eminent figures of culture and art have been built in Astana.

During the Soviet collectivization in 1930s millions of people died and more than half a million of people were made to leave the Motherland. The Monument to the Victims of Hunger will serve to keep the memory of those victims.

A monument to the great artist of the Kazakh nation, folk musician and composer Kurmangazy Sagyrbaiuly, who significantly contributed to the development of the Kazakh musical culture, is also planning to be built in Astana.

The scope of architectural and town-planning decision, aesthetic appeal, artistic imagery of the object, functional, technical and town-planning conditions of the square have become the main criteria for the sketches.

At the end of the meeting the head of state gave some instructions.

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