How much money to be spent on renaming Astana?
Deputy of the Senate of parliament of Kazakhstan Askar Beisenbayev commenting on renaming of Astana declared that today Nursultan Nazarbayev’s name "turned into the brand bringing to the state big benefit and renaming will not demand a lot money", BNews.kz correspondent reports.
"It is necessary to admit the fact that Nazarbayev's brand brings very big benefit for our state. Kazakhstan is not big state at the world level. Our budget is 10 times less than Russia which is equal to the budget of America. We can not say that we are world leaders on economic indicators. But there is level which was reached today by Kazakhstan thanks to our President," deputy of the Senate Askar Beysenbayev noted.
He told that he took active part in discussion of renaming of the capital.
"When the capital was called Astana, everybody was against: what is the name, it is meant "capital". Therefore we consider that recognition of merits of our head of state Nursultan Nazarbayev should be reflected by the historical document. There are a lot of options: Nursultan, Nazarbayev or Nur Astana, we will discuss about it," A. Beysenbayev emphasized.
The deputy assumed that "a little" money will be spent on renaming the capital.