The state symbols

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Государственный флаг Республики Казахстан

The Republic Kazakhstan’s national flag represents a rectangular panel of blue colour with the image in its centre of the sun with 32 beams; there is a soaring steppe eagle under it. There is a vertical strip with a national ornament. There is image of the sun, beams, an eagle and an ornament. All is gold colour. There is the relation of width of the Flag to its length 1:2.

Государственный Герб Республики Казахстан

On June, 4th, 1992 for ever remains in history and in memory of the people as birthday of the State Emblem of Republic of Kazakhstan. 

The today's Blazon of sovereign Kazakhstan grows out of huge work, creative search of two known architects: Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shoty Ualihanov. It was hard to win in this competition. It is enough to remind, that only 245 projects and 67 descriptions of the future emblem took part in the final competition. 

The emblem has the circle form. It is considered that the most perfect form in the world is the form of sphere. And the circle as the element closest to this perfection is especially appreciated at nomads. The circle as a heraldry element has application everywhere, but it in special honour and respect at east nomads. It is a symbol of a life, eternity. 

The central element which has incorporated the basic idea of our Emblem is - Shanyrak, circular yurta domes. Shanyrak is a symbol of family well-being, the world, calmness. It is masterful, effectively and beautifully represented tyndik - an antiaircraft aperture of a yurta, reminds the bright sun against the blue, peace sky. Dome poles - uik, in regular intervals dispersing from the centre on blue space of the Emblem, remind sun beams - a life and heat source. The authors could express an image problem of kerege - sliding trellised bases of a yurta. Crosswise, threefold, Shanyrak symbolizes unity of three tribes which provides its durability. Thus, authors reflect peaceful essence of Kazakh people by the languages of heraldry. It calls all people of Republic under the general Shanyrak, to aspire to turn to strong powerful bearing designs of our general house - Kazakhstan. 

Fantastic racers – Tulpary are the following component of composite structure of the Emblem, they have golden wings with horns in the form of a half moon. Though the image argamak in the state symbolism has the old history, nevertheless the given variant of authors has caused the big discussions and disputes before has been accepted. The silhouette of racers in language of heraldry -men has deep sense and the maintenance. It means: fearlessness of a lion, insight of the falcon, physical power and force of a bull, speed, speed and to plastic of a fallow deer, cunning and resource of a fox in struggle against enemies. Gold wings of racers remind also sheaves of grain, gold ears, i.e. a sign of work, abundance and material welfare. 

In the Emblem centre there is a five-pointed star. In the project the half moon and three small stars there have been located. On discussion course variants of eight-final, seven-final, five-pointed stars were offered. It has been stopped on the last. Our heart and embraces are opened to representatives of all five continents. 

The colour scale of the Emblem is made by two primary colours - golden and blue. The first colour is according to the light, clear future of our people. The blue sky is uniform for all nations of the world. Its colour in our Emblem personifies aspiration of Kazakhstan to the world, the consent, friendship and unity with all people of a planet.

The State Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Music by Shamshi Kaldayakov
Lyrics by Zhumeken Nazhimedenov and Nursultan Nazarbayev

Sky of golden sun,
Steppe of golden seed,
Legend of courage -
Take a look at my country!
From the antiquity
Our heroic glory emerged,
They did not give up their pride
My Kazakh people are strong!

My country, my country,
As your flower I will be planted,
As your song I will stream, my country!
My native land – My Kazakhstan!

The way was opened to the posterity
I have a vast land.
Its unity is proper,
I have an independent country.
It welcomed the time
Like an eternal friend,
Our country is happy,
Such is our country.

Chorus (twice)