How was the capital created in Kazakhstan?
In a short time, the young capital city becomes a center of attraction for thousands of Kazakhstanis. They believed that they could build their lives in the city of dreams. But not long along, the idea of creating a new capital seemed utopian for the First President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, says the direct initiator of the city transfer. The idea to move the capital to a new city was voiced during the most dramatic moment of the formation of the independent state. Announcing in Parliament in 1994 that the capital should be moved was like announcing that there was a bomb explosion.