Nazarbayev : The first deputy chairman of the ruling Nur Otan party in Kazakhstan, Bauyrzhan Baibek, called the attempts to blame the first president of the republic, Nursultan Nazrbayev, as “baseness”. This was reported by the press service of the party.
Baibek, during a meeting with all regional branches of the party, said that recently there have been many people who express “different opinions about the first president.”
He noted that there were mistakes that needed to be corrected. This, according to him, is the essence of the reforms announced by Nazarbayev’s successor, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
“To blame Nursultan Nazarbayev today for all the sins after leaving the post of head of state is low and does not paint individual citizens,” the deputy head of the party said.
The report also notes that, as history shows, large-scale events and the role of the individual should not be assessed “unambiguously”.
As an example, the first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal, was cited, about whom there are “many conflicting opinions.” Nevertheless, the scale of his personality and the status of the founder of the modern Turkish state is not disputed.
Baibek also added that in the 90s, thanks to Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan gained independence, creating and strengthening state institutions, as well as recognition from other states.
“Undoubtedly, the historical merits of the Elbasy and the older generation, which for 30 years have strengthened the foundations of statehood, demarcated the borders and preserved the integrity of the country, will be adequately appreciated in national history,” the politician concluded.
In early January, protests broke out in Kazakhstan, which soon led to mass riots. Due to the current situation, the CSTO forces were introduced into the country for some time.
Nazarbayev himself has never appeared in public since the beginning of the events and has not made any official statements. At the same time, information has repeatedly appeared that the first president of the republic is outside the country.