On October 20, 2023, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication, R.R. Ganeyev, organized and conducted an advisor-led meeting with first-year students from groups ИН-23-1,2. During this event, a brief overview of the significant day’s historical facts was provided. Students were asked questions based on the information presented.
- A major city in the heart of the Eurasian continent. It has a special status since December 10, 1997. The city has held its status since 1862. In June 2017, it reached the status of a millionaire city. In 2019, the population was 1,082,000 people. However, in terms of population, it is second to the largest city in the country, Almaty. (Astana)
2. This sunny city, surrounded by greenery, boasts wide streets, beautiful buildings, numerous parks, and squares. Its rich 150-year history is reflected in its many landmarks, historical cultural and historical monuments, and the contrast in the city’s architecture, from old fortress-style buildings to ultra-modern high-rise complexes. It serves as the economic and cultural center of the country. (Almaty)
3. One of the oldest cities in Kazakhstan, founded in the 12th century as a caravan palace to protect a nearby trading city on the Silk Way, Sairam, located 10 km to the east. Its name originates from Sogdian (Iranian) ‘chimin-chemen,’ meaning meadow, blossoming valley, with the addition of ‘kent,’ a green (blooming) city. (Shymkent)
4. The region features beautiful and diverse natural landscapes: forest-steppe, steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts. It is the sacred land of many glorious events in Kazakh history, the homeland of the famous sons of Kazakhstan – wise biys and mighty batyrs. The talented military leader and hero of battles against the Jungars, Shashkak Zhanibek Koshkaruly, was the first among the notable Kazakhs to receive the honorary title of ‘tarhan’ (leader) here. This land was the stage for the major battles of the national-liberation uprising of Kenesary Khan. (Kostanay Oblast)
5. A city that connects Europe and Asia. The history of the city dates back to 1640 when Yaroslavl merchant Guryev paid tribute to the Nogai Horde for building a wooden fortress at the mouth of the Yaik River. Until 1991, the city was called Guryev and was known for its oil production and fishing industry. (Atyrau)
In conclusion, the modern era teaches farsightedness, determination, responsibility, humanity, a love for life, and endurance. Every state has development strategies, and the government presents achievable goals to the people. Each individual should learn to set goals and strive to achieve them.