BOOK COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF ELBASSY. CONTEMPORARIES ABOUT N. NAZARBAYEV: TEACHERS OF THE FIRST PRESIDENT

On February 6, the Library of Elbassy hosted a presentation of new books dedicated to the creative ideas and initiatives of Elbassy N.  Nazarbayev. Among the new publications issued by the Library of Elbassy, there is a three-volume "Bіz bіletіn Elbasy" - a collection of memoirs of N. Nazarbayev's teachers, his contemporaries who studied and worked together with the First President, colleagues who supported him in the first years of independence, during the formation of a new model of statehood and were witness to the achievements and successes of the country.

The first volume of the collection consists of memoirs of teachers, coaches, friends, fellow compatriots, classmates and colleagues in the labor activity of Elbassy in the 1960s in Temirtau. The book consists of four chapters. The first "Ustazy jaqsynyń – ustamy jaqsy" tells the story of the First President of Kazakhstan in the words of his teachers S. Isaev, T. Sultanbekov, A. Askarov, R. Dursunov, P. Ikhamberlina, L. Ezhevsky, and N. Bykovskaya.

"In military units, the flag of the unit is assigned to bear the best of the best, so I always instructed only Nursultan to carry the flag, as he was an athletic and handsome guy, and most importantly, he carried the flag smoothly and confidently. In addition, Nursultan was an excellent student, an activist, had the organizational skills, bright qualities of a leader. I must say that even then, we - the teachers of the school, noticed that he stands out among his peers with his seemingly incompatible character traits, such as cheerfulness and modesty, good nature and strong will. He was able to negotiate with everyone, find his own key to everyone, find a peculiar psychological approach, was able to organize the school's youth, among whom there were "difficult" children, for a variety of events," recalled Ragim Dursunov, a teacher of N. Nazarbayev, a teacher of military physical training at the Abai school of Kaskelen district:

In the book, you can find the memories of Lev Ezhevsky, N. Nazarbayev's freestyle wrestling coach in Dneprodzerzhinsk in 1958-1960: "Nursultan did not miss a single class, he trained hard. He was the winner of the city, regional, and interagency competitions. A year later, he fulfilled the norm of the first category. ...A thousand and one thanks to God for introducing me to Nursultan Abishevich. There are not enough words to express the degree of happiness to be close and communicate with such a dear, wise person. He did great things in the name of his state and all humankind. For example, isn't it heroic to be the first in the world to abandon the storage of nuclear weapons? Isn't this the clearest example of humanity?! Who would have thought that Nazarbayev would be the first to pave the way to peace when some countries were hastily arming themselves and preparing for a bloody war?"

And Nina Bykovskaya, a teacher of N. Nazarbayev at technical school No. 8 at the F. E. Dzerzhinsky Dnieper metallurgical plant in Ukraine, said that even in the choice of the mining profession - considered the most difficult, in popular language, "fiery profession" in which you need to shed sweat, looking the flame in the eyes, "even in this one act, you could already see the courage and determination of Nursultan, coming from the heart, his willingness to fight fire for the sake of his country."

The publication contains archival photos of Elbassy of different years, images of documents and newspaper articles illustrating the life and work of the First President of our country.