National symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan

National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is circle-shaped and is a picture of a shanyrak (the cupola of a yurta) on the blue background, from which uyks (body bracket) like sun rays are being radiated. Pictures of mythical winged horses are on the right and left of the shanyrak. In the upper part of the emblem there is a volume five-pointed star, and at the bottom – an inscription “Kazakhstan”. The pictures of the star, shanyrak, uyks, mythical winged horses, and inscription “Kazakhstan” are of golden colour. The basis of the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is shanyrak. It became the heart of the emblem. This is the hearth, integrity of the world, symbol of the fundamental principle of the state – family. Winged tulpar is an image of immortality, endless development and spiritual wealth of the people living in Kazakhstan under the common shanyrak. Tulpar is a symbol of maintenance of the sovereign Kazakhstan system. Winged tulpar is a flight, dream, and young generation, which always offer hope. The five-pointed star crowns the emblem. Each person has his own, guiding star. The government should also have such a star. The authors of the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are the architects Shota Ualikhanov and Zhandarbek Malibekov.

National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of the sun with rays in the center, under them – a soaring steppe eagle. The flagstaff has vertical line with national ornament. The picture of the sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour. Width/length ratio of the flag is 1:2. Monochrome blue of the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan reflects not only the commitment to unity, but also reminds of cloudless sky, which was always the embodiment of peace, tranquility and prosperity for all nations.In the language of heraldry the blue color, its shades correspond to such human qualities as honesty, loyalty, hope. Golden sun bathing in its rays, represents peace and wealth, and the steppe eagle – generosity and insight, height of the intentions of kazakhstani people.The author of the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is an artist Shaken Niyazbekov.

National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan National Anthem, as well as the Kazakhstan flag, is quite new, due to the fact that the country has been declared independent only in December 1991.In 2006, a completely new anthem has been adopted. It was created based on a song written in 1956, composed by Shamshi Kaldayakov on the lyrics by Jumeken Najimedenov. The original lyrics were modified by Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan.

Text: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Zhumeken Nazhimedenov
Composer: Shamshi Kaldayakov

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.