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International families of Altai town

25.07.2020

 

Today our country is home to over 130 nations and ethnic groups. The large Kazakhstan family includes Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Koreans, Uighurs, Kyrgyz, Chinese, Jews, Armenians, Georgians and many, many others.

Each of these peoples is unique. Everyone has their own destiny. There are not many countries in the world that, like Kazakhstan, can impress with such a variety of ethnic groups living in peace and harmony under a common shanyrak. Thanks to this, today Kazakhstan has become a model of harmony and unity for many countries. The Peoples’ Assembly of Kazakhstan have been established 25 years ago and is now underway. The state creates all conditions to preserve and develop the culture and traditions of representatives of all ethnic groups living in our country.

More than 16 representatives of ethnic groups live in Altai disrict.

The major part accounts for the Russians - 51028, the Kazakhs - 13456, the Tatars - 689, the Germans - 602, the Ukrainians - 179, the Belarusians - 45, the Chechens - 18, the Azerbaijanis - 40, the Koreans - 12, the Uighurs - 13, the Uzbeks - 49, the Armenians - 1, the Moldovans - 13, the Bashkir and the Kirghiz 15 people each, and others - 1595 people.

The two largest ethnic groups of the population of Kazakhstan today are Kazakhs and Russians, the same as at the beginning of the 20th century. Yes, Kazakhs have been living side by side with Russians for over 100 years, not to mention the relations that took place before. Kazakhs know Russians well. In this sense, Kazakhs and Russians in Kazakhstan have long been related peoples. The process of mixing them through marriages is now receiving a new impetus.

There are a lot of such international families in Altai district. These are the families: the Bezhekenevs Rustam (Kazakh) and Anastasia (German), the Kochubayevs Azamat (Kazakh) and Victoria (Russian), the Ognyevs Nikolai (Russian) and Maria (German), the Nazyrovs Daulet (Kazakh) and Kristina (Russian), the Taudanbekovs Nurzhan (Kazakh) and Katerina (Russian) and many others. All these families have children who are brought up and respect the traditions and customs of both the father and the mother.

These families are frequent guests of the Friendship House of Altai district. These are representatives of the ethnocultural associations of the House Friendship who preserve, study the traditions, customs and rituals of not only their nation, but also other ethnic groups.

What does an international family mean? This is a family that studies not one culture, but the culture, customs, traditions and languages of both parties.

Love has no nationality .... only mutual understanding, respect, which are the same for everyone.