Estonian PM visited a village in Akmola region

09 November, 2018, 11:34 427
Estonian PM visited a village in Akmola region

The Estonian Prime Minister's visit coincided with another commemorative day for the Akmola region.  

Jüri Ratas, who has recently arrived in Kazakhstan, met with residents of the Astrakhan district of the Akmola region. His visit to the village was not an accident. Over 100 years ago the first deportation of Estonian people to the village of Petrovka took place, BNews.kz correspondent reports.  

Petrovka is a multinational village with a population of 1200 people. Around 20 ethnic groups, including Estonians, live in the village in peace and harmony.  

"125 years ago, Estonians arrived in the Petrovka village, now their descendants live here. In this June we marked the anniversary of the settlement, during which a commemorative stone was installed," said Governor of the Astrakhan district Nurlan Sailov to the guest. 

Today, Kazakhstan and Estonia have established diplomatic relations, the sides intend to deepen trade and economic relations. 

"This is my first visit to Kazakhstan. Astana is a beautiful city. And today I have familiarized and talked with residents of Petrovka. I would like to extend a very special hello from Estonia. Let relations and cooperation between our states continue evolving," said Jüri Ratas. 

Yuli Gilda, a local resident, told that when his dynasty arrived in Kazakhstan, his grandfather was 5 years old and that he was born here. Since then this land has felt like home. 

Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas visited the local museum, as well as a table with national dishes of Kazakhs.  

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