A new book about the history of the Tatars of Kazakhstan

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In Kokshetau the presentation of the next book of the veteran of the Kazakh journalism Larissa Aitova was held. The new edition of the "Parents' House" is dedicated to the history of the Tatars.

"The idea of where our roots come from, has not bothered me for a long time. Wanted to gather information about their ancestors and the history of Tatars in Kazakhstan, about those who are making a contribution to the preservation and strengthening of the national culture and traditions among the Tatar diaspora Kokshetau", - said Larisa Aitova.

There are four chapters in the book: "The Tatar people and their ancestors", "Tatars in Kazakhstan", "My family tree", "Kokshetau Tatars". The publication is prepared on a documentary basis. As stressed by Aitova herself, there is no fiction or flight of the author's creative imagination.

"Parental home - the beginning began ... This is the place where we were born, where we took the first steps. And by and large - this is the land that has nurtured each of us. This is the House, whose name is Rodina, our Republic of Kazakhstan. And Tatars in this house - as a part of one single whole, of the entire multinational people", - stressed in the foreword to L.Aitov book.

During the presentation, which took place in Akmola oblast library named after M. Zhumabaeva within the framework of the program "Ruhani zhangiru" an acquaintance with the author of her biography and creativity. Larisa Aitova told about her work on her works, read excerpts from books, answered numerous questions from the audience.

By the way, those who came were not only asked, but thanked. Aitova contribution to the promotion of the language and culture of the Tatar people was noted by the chairman of the public association of Tatars and Bashkirs of Akmola region Rafail Sulkarnaev, representative of KGU "Kogamdyk kelіsim" Naila Seidalina,  writer, historian Victor Tereshchuk, specially arrived for a meeting villager Imantau Nurgali Kuzahmetov and others.

The importance of preserving the heritage of the past stressed the soloist of the ensemble "Galiyabanu" Sarvar Mubarakshina and Honorary Citizen of Kokshetau Pharuk Bogapov.

Participants of the meeting were presented with a virtual photo album created on the basis of pictures of the author and photographs of Tatars Kokshetau. There were songs performed by the Tatar folklore ensemble "Galiyabanu". The presentation ended with an autograph session.

Larisa Aitova is the author of the books "The Bonfire of My Memory" and "No Oblivion", numerous publications, articles, sketches, interviews, reports about the native land, Akmola compatriots, diploma of many regional creative competitions. For the book and a documentary film about the famous writer, the author of the novel "The Black Kolyma" Ibrahim Salahov, was awarded the medal "In memory of the 110th anniversary of the birth of Musa Dzhalilya."

Rinat Dusumov

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Tuesday, 26 December, 2017