The Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic was one of the transcontinental constituent republics of the Soviet Union, and Nursultan Nazarbayev had been First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR. He was appointed as the nation's first president following its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. He ruled and developed the new nation, exercising solid leadership, for app. 27 years until his sudden resignation in March 2019.
The capital Astana was renamed to Nur-Sultan right after he resigned, honouring his contribution.
※picture : at a meeting in which the then President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev praised Dimash’s achievement at Singer 2017 in China.