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The wall of Peace

Since the transfer of the capital of independent Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan never ceases to amaze visitors and residents of the city with its unusual architectural masterpieces and bold decisions. On August 29 of 2018, the monument "the Wall of Peace" appeared on the map of our city. The complex, installed on the axis of the Kazak Eli Square and the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, perfectly fitted into the ensemble of buildings of the National University of Arts "Shabyt" and the Palace of Independence. The monument was built at the expense of entrepreneurs companies working in the Aktobe region and is a gift for the 20th anniversary of the capital.

The project is based on the idea of the anti-nuclear manifesto of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev “World. XXI century”. The opening of the monument "Wall of Peace" was chosen for a definite reason. It was on August 29, 1991, by the decree of Elbasy that the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site was officially closed, which was the beginning of the process of the country's disarmament of one of the world's largest arsenals of nuclear weapons.

"By this, we inspire the trust of all mankind. By this we continue this struggle within the framework of the conference on confidence-building measures in Asia, the congress of world and traditional religions and other forums, where our capital is chosen as a venue. Therefore, I want to thank our Aktobe friends who presented this object to the Day of the Capital, which will appeal to the younger generation to protect the peace of all mankind”, said Elbasy at the opening ceremony.

According to the idea of the architects, the wall that creates the barriers is transformed into a unifying and giving protection in the form of a petal, thereby protecting and uniting people, gathering them into a single circle, symbolizing a traditional Turkic kurultai. The object consists of three parts. The first part symbolizes fragmentation and isolation, the second - hope, freedom and independence, the third - the path to the preservation of peace and inter-ethnic harmony. The total length of the monument is 111 meters, the maximum width - 18.4 meters, height - 17.5 meters.

The body frame of the monument is made of high strength steel. 1200 tons of granite with a total area of more than six thousand square meters was used for a construction of the monument. The word "Peace" was inscribed in the wall of the memorial in 51 languages.

- Our peacekeeping message is, first of all, an appeal to future generations. In all languages we say to descendants “Preserve the peace!” - main thing that everyone should have on earth! - emphasized our Elbasy in his speech!