29.08.2017. Garden's birthday in the city thousands of colors. Almaty is a city of thousands of colors. This slogan chose the city for itself, its residents and its guests. Almaty is a city of thousands of colors of history and culture, traditions and customs, nations and languages ... but for us, botanists, Almaty is a city of thousands of colors thanks to the Main Botanical Garden and the Institute of Botany and Phytointroduction of the Republic of Kazakhstan! Congratulate the Institute and the Botanical Garden with the 85th birthday came and flew hundreds of friends from 13 countries and from all over the country.
Hundreds of highly qualified employees, thousands of scientific papers, research and plants, many protected natural communities, environmental projects and innovative techniques, tens of thousands of people who share in the world of wildlife are the Main Botanical Garden and the Institute of Botany and Phyto-Induction of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
"The study, conservation and rational use of the plant world of Eurasia" was the name of the Conference dedicated to the jubilee of the Garden and the Institute. But an unusual sense of belonging to the wonderful life of botanists in Kazakhstan was for all guests of Almaty not only throughout the Conference, but also during all days of stay and getting to know this beautiful city and this beautiful country. Interesting presentations sounded not only in the conference halls, but also in the green "hall" right in the trees of the Garden of Almaty. A wonderful gift was given to the guests of the Conference - an unforgettable meeting with unique natural communities of the highlands of Kazakhstan in the Alatau National Park. Live communication on a variety of topics, from scientific, to social and educational, made the meeting in Almaty especially memorable. Guests of Almaty Garden had an opportunity to get acquainted with displays and collections, researches, techniques and equipment of the most modern level. Recognition of the high professional level in Kazakhstan that preserves and develops botanical science, causes respect and sincere joy.
Of course, in the modern world science, including botanical science, has not only many target tasks, but also a lot of problems. The main one is the lack of timely and full-fledged financial and legislative support from the state. There are also unsolved issues in Kazakhstan. But the forward movement towards the fulfillment of goals and objectives, support and understanding on the part of the state in Kazakhstan is obvious! And this is very pleasing.
We are sincerely grateful for the invitation and the unusually hospitable reception of the Main Botanical Garden and the Institute of Botany and Phyto-Induction of the Republic of Kazakhstan and personally to Ms. Gulnara Sitpaeva! We are sincerely grateful for the support of the possibility of a visit to Kazakhstan by the administration of the Tver State University! We again and again sincerely congratulate our Kazakh friends on Happy Birthday :))!
The city of a thousand colors is Almaty! The city of thousands of smiles is also Almaty! :)))) This unusual feature of the Kazakhs is revealed already during the first meeting with Kazakhstan and its surprisingly hospitable people. Regardless of age, the Kazakhs' faces seem to shine with the inner light of joy and happiness, when they smile, and they smile often :)), because they sincerely love life! Love at first sight is! After all, in Almaty and Kazakhstan you fall in love at first sight!