The Elbassy Library holds weekly seminar-training "Ruhani Zhangyru: the way of the future" for students and high school students from all regions of Kazakhstan, during these seminars meetings with interesting people are held. Every their visit to the Library of Elbasy leaves a lasting impression in the hearts of young activists. This is evidenced by their numerous responses in social networks. Recently, Saduakas Yesimbay, a childhood friend and classmate of Elbasy, became a guest of one of these meetings with young people. The meeting was attended by high school students from Mangystau and Pavlodar regions. We bring to your attention express interviews with our guest.

 

- What are your first impressions of the Elbassy Library?

In the Library I was flooded with memories of our childhood with our friend Sultan. I'm looking at the exhibits, and I have a feeling we're young people walking around here together. There are photos of relatives of my classmate and his close relatives here.  To be honest, I feel at home in the village Chamalgan when we playfully ran through the village streets. How we - children of war - were waiting for an early spring, because we always associated it with an atmosphere of comfort, homely warmth ... and sour ayran. I was overwhelmed with nostalgia and at the same time with delight.

- What is most memorable from your childhood?

- In the class there were only seven boys. Everyone was very friendly. My classmate Sultan has always been a very diligent student. I remember how his mother Alzhan apa locked him for 2-3 hours so that no one could disturb him. When we came to his house and asked Sultan, Alzhan apa said that he was not at home. And at that time he was doing his homework and learning the lessons diligently. I also remember once I caught Sultan speaking in front of a mirror. I jokingly asked him: “Sultan, what do you want to become an artist? And he sedately replied to me: “You know, an inner voice pulls me into performances. I can not explain it”. But years later it became clear his attraction to appearances. I think that even then, in his native village, he unknowingly rehearsed his statements of public importance, political decisions, and public appearances. Here we should note the wisdom of Alzhan apa, who all the time taught her son to speak expressively and form his thoughts correctly.

- What were the parents of Nursultan Abishevich?

- They were open, friendly people, always were the soul of the company, they started any holiday. Sometimes the couple verbally competed in a fun aitys. It was nice to watch a husband and a wife competing in a song dialogue. This show, as they would say today, had indescribable romance. For such human qualities as sincerity, responsiveness and sociability the whole aul loved the Abisha ata family.

- What can you tell about your school teachers?

- There were a lot of them. And they are all worthy of respect. But I especially want to highlight some. This is Takura apay, who in the elementary school diligently instilled in us spelling rules. She taught us to write beautifully. She was a delicate woman with a big heart and strict manners. I especially remember that in high school we were taught by doctors of Sciences. These were Shamenov brothers. One of them was a doctor of biology and the other a doctor of engineering. They were people of broad outlook and deep academic knowledge. Thanks to them, we have learned the world more widely. Can you imagine a Ph.D. in a simple rural school?! And we also had a history teacher who got into a hobble “thanks to” the question of the young Sultan: “You tell us in great detail about Russia. You talk about the state system, the economy, social development, about individual historical figures. Why don't you tell us about the Kazakh khans, batyrs, warriors?”, asked young Sultan. Imagine, it was 1958. The teacher asked him to stay after lessons and ask what exactly he was interested in. It turned out that, gathering in the village for various celebrations, aksakals often spoke about the feats of the warriors, the wisdom of the biys, and how the Kazakhs lived in ancient times. And at school lessons did not talk about it. This caused outrage of my classmate.

- What are your wishes for the Library of Elbassy?

- I think that everything here should be seen by as many people as possible, especially young people who were not born at the dawn of independence. For those who cannot, for various reasons, come here and see with their own eyes, it would be better to hold mobile exhibitions around the country more often.

 

Interviewed by Kanat Auyesbay