Symbol of an independent state
The majestic monument is dedicated to proclamation of the sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan which took place on December 16, 1991. The monument is located on the edge of the “Square of Astana”, which in the city is often called the “new square”. The creation of this symbol was a personal initiative of our President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The authors of the monument: the head of the creative team Shota Valikhanov, sculptors Adilet Zhumabayev and Nurlan Dalbayev, architect Kazybek Zharylgapov.
The Independence Monument combines several complex elements: an architectural sculpture and the wise sayings of prominent figures of science, culture and politics. The height of the exposure is 180 meters. In the frame of the composition, on each side of the square, there are raised sculptural walls, reflecting the most important events in the history of our country, beginning from ancient times to the present day.