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Government reviews the comprehensive program of cultural and sporting events within the framework of EXPO-2017

by May 2, 2017 World Sports

The Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev was presented with the comprehensive program of cultural and sporting events within the framework of EXPO-2017.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev stressed that large-scale organizational work has been done in order to hold the International exhibition and now all that is left is to qualitatively carry out the full range of planned events. The Ministry of Culture and Sport was instructed to ensure overall coordination in this work.

As Minister of Culture and Sport Arystanbek Mukhamediuly reported, the cultural program of EXPO-2017 includes a large-scale demonstration of achievements in the field of culture and sport of the multinational people of Kazakhstan.

The national cultural complex “Ethnoaul” will become the central exhibit of the traditional culture of Kazakhstan. In addition, the Kazanat hippodrome will host National and international competitions in national sports.

Over 50 events for the period of the exhibition are planned on the stage of the State Opera and Ballet Theater. The international opera singers contest “Operalia” will bring together the best vocalists from all over the world in Astana. Placido Domingo, actors of the La Scala theater, the Mariinsky Theater will perform in Astana Opera.

The National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, during the period of EXPO-2017, will hold National and international level exhibitions. For the first time in Kazakhstan, at the expense of the Chinese side, an exhibition of the Terracotta Army of the Emperor Qin Shihuangdi will be held. The Egyptian side will bring to Astana the exhibition Monuments of Ancient Egypt. One of the most significant events will be an exhibition from the Hermitage funds. Visitors to the museum will also be presented with an exhibition of objects from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art “Sultan Baybars and his Era. The international exhibition Gold of Scythians will also leave none unimpressed.

A special place in the cultural program is devoted to staging performances and open-air concerts. These are the G. Verdi’s opera Aida, the classical ballet Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus, the production of E. Brusilovsky’s opera Kyz Zhibek, a concert by Dimash Kudaibergenov. The central event within the framework of the exhibition will be the International Film Festival “Eurasia”.

For the period of EXPO-2017 � 14 major sporting events are planned, including 6 world championships, 2 Asian championships, 3 international competitions, 2 President’s Cup and the 55th annual World Boxing Council convention. The Silk Way – 2017 route of the International Rally will cross the territory of our country,

Implementation of the comprehensive program of cultural and sporting events within the framework of EXPO-2017 will allow forming a positive image of our country on the international arena, as well as acquaint the whole world with the traditions and culture of Kazakhstan, A. Mukhamediuly noted.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan