The 9th of December at the National Museum of Kazakhstan there was held a grand opening of the photo exhibition of the Russian Geographical Society and Kazakhstan National Geographic Society (QazaqGeography). Russian Geographical Society provided the works of the winners of the III-rd photo contest «The Most Beautiful Country» for the joint project. QazaqGeography offers to look at the nature, the city and people, captured by the finalists of the creative competition «My Kazakhstan», and at the pictures, shot at the expeditions.
Kirill Chistyakov, the Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society, and Kanat Baigarin, Chairman of the Governing Council of the Kazakhstan National Geographic Society, came out with welcoming words at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. In their speeches, they noted the importance of developing cooperation between geographers of the two countries.
Practical issues of interaction of geographical societies of Kazakhstan and Russia there were discussed the day before at a working meeting at Nazarbayev University. In its course, such aspects of cooperation as joint expeditions, student and teacher exchanges, organization of exhibitions, as well as preservation of historical and cultural heritage were touched upon.
Exhibition in the National Museum of Kazakhstan (Astana, 54 Tauelsizdik Avenue) will last until the 29th of December. Then the works will be exhibited in Nazarbayev University (Astana, prosp. Kabanbai Batyr, 53).
Republican public association «Kazakhstan National Geographic Society» (QazaqGeography) was created in October, 2013. It has 11 regional offices on the territory of the Republic. In 2014, an agreement on cooperation was signed between the Russian Geographical Society and the Kazakhstan National Geographic Society.