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State symbols





     The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan represents a rectangular cloth of blue colour with the image Sun with 32 beams in the center of the cloth. Under the Sun is a soaring steppe eagle. At a staff – a vertical bar with national ornament.


     Images of the Sun, beams, an eagle and an ornament – colours of gold. The attitude of width of a flag to its length is 1:2. The blue flag with a golden national ornament on the left hand side, the golden sun and a soaring silhouette of the eagle in the center currently decorates office buildings in republic, waves above buildings of embassies of sovereign Kazakhstan in the foreign states. The flag also is fixed near the building of the United Nations Organization.


     The main element of a national flag is its colour. Light blue color concerns to number of those colors which for a long time is widely used by mankind as one of bright, expressive and pleasant. Pure blue color of a flag indicates the cultural-ethnic unity of people and simultaneously specifies idea of inseparability of the state.


     The sun is a source of life and energy, symbol of riches and abundance. In nomads’ outlook the special place is borrowed with a steppe eagle or a golden eagle. The silhouette of an eagle means the government power, breadth and sagacity. For the nomads it is a symbol of freedom, independence, goal and highness aspiration, flight to the future. At the same time, the eagle while having strong power is capable to give worthy repulse to any who tries to prevent his achievement of the future. The silhouette of an eagle has arisen also from an idea of aspiration of young sovereign Kazakhstan to the supreme part of a world civilization.


     Another element that shows the novelty and soleness of state symbol is a parallel to the flagpole strip consisting of a national ornament. Here the Kazakh ornament «Koshkar-muiyz — the mutton horns» is represented. 



National emblem




      The State Emblem represents the image of Shanyrak (a top vaulted part of yurt) on a blue background from which to all directions as solar beams uyks (the backbones) are channeling off in a frame of wings of mythical horses. There is the inscription «Kazakhstan» in the bottom of the state emblem.


     June 4 1992 is the State Emblem’s birthday. The emblem of the sovereign Kazakhstan come out the result of a huge work, creative search of two known architects: Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shota Ualihanov.


    The State Emblem of Republic Kazakhstan in colour image is gold and turquoise. The image of Shanyrak (the top vaulted dome-shaped part of yurt) in the State Emblem of republic is an image of the common house of all people living in Kazakhstan.


     Shanyrak with its shape reminds sky cupola. Also in people’s consciousness reflection it is one of the important elements of the lifestyle.


     Shanyrak is a symbol father’s house but in broad world understanding it seems as the Universe. Cross-section arches in Shanyrak — Kuldeush means the unity of three zhuzh.


     There is Tulpar on the emblem — a mythical horse with wings. Wings symbolize dream of construction of strong, prospering state. They testify pure thoughts and aspiration to perfection and achievement of harmony in a society, with nature and world civilization.


     One of the main motives of the emblem is to cherish fatherland as an apple of the eye and faithfully serve it.




Written by N. Nazarbaev, Zh.Nazhimedenova

Алтын күн аспаны,
Алтын дән даласы,
Ерліктің дастаны,
Еліме қарашы!
Ежелден ер деген,
Даңкымыз шықты ғой.
Намысын бермеген,
Қазағым мықты ғой!



Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!
Ұрпаққа жол ашқан,
Кең байтақ жерім бар.
Бірлігі жарасқан,
Тәуелсіз елім бар.
Қарсы алған уақытты,
Мәңгілік досындай.
Біздің ел бақытты,
Біздің ел осындай!



Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!


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