Nursultan Äbishuly Nazarbayev (р. 06.07.1940, v. Ushkonyr, Almaty region, Kazakhstan) - statesman and public figure. Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1996). Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1995), Doctor of Economic Sciences (1992), Professor. Honorary Doctor of the Belarusian State University (2000), Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (2000), Peking University (2002), Kiev National University named after T.G. Shevchenko (2010), a number of other universities. Honorary Professor of the Kazakh State National University named after Al-Farabi (1994), Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov (1996), Kyrgyz State National University (2001), Cambridge University (2004), Belarusian National Technical University (2012), a number of other universities.
The works are devoted to the problems of formation and strengthening of economic independence, deepening economic reforms and establishing market relations in Kazakhstan, radical transformation of property relations and preserving a single economic space as a condition for overcoming the crisis in the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and other CIS countries. He developed the problems of development of Kazakhstan as a sovereign state, the concept of a socially oriented market economy, structural and investment policy, directions and models of rational resource saving as the basis for increasing the economic potential of the republic. He substantiated the key directions of the state policy in the area of consistent reform in all spheres of economic, social and public life, strengthening the statehood of Kazakhstan.
International Prize named after Maimonides (2004, Israel) for his outstanding contribution to the dialogue among civilizations.
Awarded with the Order of the Red Banner of Labor (1972), “Badge of Honor” (1972), Saint Blessed Prince Daniil of Moscow of the I Grade (1996, Russia), Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the I Grade (1997, Ukraine), Saint Apostle Andrew the First Called (1998, Russia), “The Big Star of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria” (2000), Vytautas the Great Class I (2000, Lithuania), the White Eagle (2002, Poland), Peter the Great I Class (2004, Russia), the Great Nile (2007, Egypt), Svoboda (2010, Ukraine), the Great Cross of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic (1998), the Great Cross of the Order Den Star of Romania (1999), the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (2000, Great Britain), the Grand Cross of the Order of the Legion of Honor (2008, France), the Great Commander Cross of the Order of the White Rose (2009, Finland), Friendship of Peoples (2015, Belarus), other orders and medals.