On January 13, 2023 at 11:00 hours there in the reading hall after N. Dauletova will take place the evening named «Otkirdyn zhyuzi» dedicated to the 80-th birthday of the scientist-cultural studies’ specialist, the state and public figure, the honored figure of Kazakhstan Murat Mukhtarovich Auezov.

Murat Auezov was born on January 1, 1943 in the Merkenskiy district of the Dzhambulskaya region. In 1965 he graduated from the Institute of Oriental languages of the Moscow state university after M.V. Lomonosov. The candidate of science in philology.

Auezov is from the rare number of people whose activity in any sphere lends another evel to the human relations, another level for professional requirements, another height for the plans and deeds. An important place in the life of M.Auezov is occupied by the political and public activity. During the student years he was one of the creators and the leader of the non-formal youth movement «Zhas Tulpar». During the first years of the establishment of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan he participated in the creation of the public movement, after that - the party «Azamat», in which he was its co-chairman. During the period of the mass movements of the public against the nuclear tests in Kazakhstan M. Auezov became the first vice-president of the nuclear movement «Nevada-Semipalatinsk».

In 1970-1976 he headed the group of aesthetics at the Institute of philosophy and law, which elaborated the collective monograph «The aesthetics of the nomad-place». In 1981-1987 – the chief editor at the cinema studio «Kazakh-film». In 1988-1990 – the head of the collegiums for artistic translations and the literary interrelations of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, at the end of 1990 – the artistic head of the tele-radio-company “Mir” in Kazakhstan. In 1990 he was elected the people’s deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR, member of the Presidium of the Soviet, chairman of the Committee for inter-parliamentary relations. In 1992-1995 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan in the People’s Republic of China, in 1995 – the head of the department of information and public concordance of the Akimat of the Almatinskaya region. From 1999 is the executive director of the Foundation «Soros – Kazakhstan», in 2002 was the president of this foundation. From 2003 the activity of M. Auezov is connected with the implementation of the State programme «Cultural heritage». During these very years he was the member of the National council of the President of the RK, the Public council of the State programme «Cultural heritage», the National commission for the affairs of UNESCO of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2003-2007 – Director-General of the National library of the RK.   

He is the author of the monographs and books: «The times’ linking thread» (1972), «Hippokrene. The walkings to the well of time» (1997), «To leave in order to return» (2002), «The main post-office» (2018), «Dilim» (2018), and also 200 publications on the theory and practice of the artistic process.         

In 2003-2005 he was the initiator and the head of the culturological project named «The conversations on the Silk Way».

In 2022 he headed the author’s programme named «M.M. Auezov. The tele-essay» at the tele-channel «ABAI TV». In 2004-2010 – chairman of the editorial collegium of the culturological almanac «Rukh-Miras».

There for the contribution into the development of culture of the country and the civil society he was awarded with the orders «Kurmet» (2006), «Parasat» (2011), «Barys» of the I-st degree (2022) and the multiple medals. The honored figure of Kazakhstan (2001), winner of the prize «Tarlan» (2003), was awarded with the prize «Altyn asyk – 2004», with the prize of the Association «Altyn gasyr» and others.

There for the tender attitude towards the historical-cultural heritage of Kazakhstan the  author’s programme of M. Auezov «The time’s linking thread» was awarded with the Diploma of the first television competition «The best programme of the Commonwealth» (2005), and for the contribution into the research and modernization of the Great Silk Way – with the Bronze medal of the UNESCO (2005).

There in the format of the evening by the National library of the RK will be organized the book exhibition dedicated to the life and creative activity of M.M. Auezov.

 There to the evening will be invited the library community of Kazakhstan, the state and literary figures, the representatives of the state administration, the representatives of mass-media, the readers, the relations and near ones of the jubilee person.