A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

According to the results of an opinion poll, many people would like to see what the Akorda Presidential Palace, Kazakhstan, looks like from the inside. Today we’ll see who else works there except President and what is seen by foreign delegations who visit the place.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The first brick was laid in September 2011 but the palace opened officially three years after that, on 24 December 2004. During construction of the palace Presidential residence was located in the building that used to belong to the former regional Communist party commission. Now President moved into the Palace and the former building embraces a museum now.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Akorda has become an official residence in the history of independent Kazakhstan. The first one was situated in Almaty and was considered as the only one before the capital was transferred to another place. The building has 5 above ground storeys and 2 underground storeys.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Total area of the main hall is 1 800 square meters. Decor contains elements with Kazakh ornament. The ceiling of the the 1st floor are 10 meters high.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The huge and beautiful candelabrum on the ceiling can’t be photographed from the center because of the table.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The hall is intended for meetings of President with representatives of mass media. Earphone jacks mounted in the armchair allow to listen to simultaneous translation.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Lifts are decorated with wood and marble.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The upper floors can be reached by the stairs.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The second floor is occupied by Presidential Administration and other state services.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The usual business atmosphere can be noticed here. The only difference between the place and other offices consists in the fact that a few people can be met here.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The candelabrum weighs 3.5 tones.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Halls for negotiations and meetings are located on the 3rd floor.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

In the marble hall they sign documents during important meetings and summits.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The third floor also embraces a winter garden.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The view can be enjoyed by those in the winter garden.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The engolden state coat of arms of Kazakhstan.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The hall on the third floor.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

In the hall President negotiates with and meets heads of other countries.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The golden hall is also used for carrying out negotiations with heads of foreign countries.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

In the Oval hall high-level negotiations are carried out.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The Chair of President has a small crown on it.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

They are organizing a buffet lunch devoted to the meeting of President with foreign delegates as 20 years ago the country had become a NATO member.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Different types of cheese are included on the menu.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Traditional Kazakh dishes are also available.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Waiters are very particular about their appearance, they must wear clean suits.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Kyrmyzy takes care of the plates to be clean. As soon as plates get dirty and is left behind, she hurries up to replace it.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Musicians are getting ready to play for guests.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A general photo of President and delegations will be mounted on the stand.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Not everybody can become a member of the Republican household troops. Only strong, smart and handsome guys higher than 178 cm are welcome.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

They guard President, his guests and important objects.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

This is the hall where the meeting will take place.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A national flag is attached to every chair. Translation of Presidential speech is also available.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The microphone is being checked.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The designer has been decorating the hall for 5 years already. She uses any kinds of flowers expect for lilies because people can be allergic to them.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Everything is almost ready for the meeting.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

Journalist arrive at a settled time.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The guests have arrived.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

President is here.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

In the speech President has expressed gratitude to his guests for making a contribution into development of mutual relationships.

A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan

The meeting is over and it is time to try the delicious food that had been served.

Location: Astana

via voxpopuli

4 thoughts on “A Visit To Akorda, Presidential Palace Of Kazakhstan”

  1. Nazarbayev’s lavish and very expensive YURTA…Unfortunately it is the same all over former USSR. Instead of taking care of impoverished population these dictators erect palaces for themselves and their henchmen. 🙁

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