Aliya Nazarbayeva

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Aliya Nazarbayeva
Älia Nūrsūltanqyzy Nazarbaeva (Әлия Нұрсұлтанқызы Назарбаева)

(1980-02-03) 3 February 1980 (age 44)
EducationUniversity of Richmond
George Washington University
Kazakh State Law Academy
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
  • public person
  • film producer
Spouse(s)Aidar Akayev
Dimash Dosanov
Parent(s)Nursultan Nazarbayev
Sara Nazarbayeva
AwardsState Prize in Literature and Art [1]

Aliya Nursultanovna Nazarbaeva (Kazakh: Álıya Nursultanqyzy Nazarbaeva (Әлия Нұрсұлтанқызы Назарбаева), born 3 February 1980) is a Kazakhstani movie producer and businesswoman.[2] She is the youngest daughter of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan.

Education[change | change source]

Musical school[change | change source]

Nazarbayeva graduated from the K. Baiseitova National Musical School in Almaty. She studied at the International Relations Faculty of the Richmond University in London and the International Relations Faculty of the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

Law academy and MBA[change | change source]

In 2001, she graduated from the Law Faculty of the Kazakh State Law Academy with a degree in Legal Science. In 2016, The Al-Farabi Kazakh National University gave her an MBA degree in “Economics. Innovation Economics & Management”.

Business[change | change source]

Nazarbayeva is in charge of several companies in Kazakhstan. But it is said that her natural gas company gets good treatment from the government because of her father.[2] In 2005, police in Almaty took control of the newspaper Svoboda Slova after it printed an article about dealings by Aliya Nazarbayeva through her construction company Elitstroi.[3] In 2018, people in Temirtau collected petitions about polluted black snow to send her. The petitions were send to her because of her role as head of the Association of Ecological Organisations of Kazakhstan.[4][5]

As movie producer[change | change source]

She is the producer of several documentary series.[6][7] She produced The Road to Mother in 2016. The movie received awards at six international film festivals. It won prizes at a festival in Croatia and the Eurasian Bridge INternational Film Festival” .[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Nazarbayeva was married to Aidar Akayev. He is the eldest son of former Kyrgyz president Askar Akayev.[2] According to the BBC, the marriage was "seen by many people as a return to the old Central Asian tradition of cementing political ties with family ones."[8]

Now she is married to Dimash Dosanov. He is the former general director of KazTransOil. It is the largest oil pipeline company in Kazakhstan.[9][10] They have 4 children, daughters Tiara (born 2007) and Alsara (born 2011), son Aldiyar (born 2016) and daughter named Alana (born 2018).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Нурсултан Назарбаев лично вручил госпремию Алие Назарбаевой". Forbes (in Russian). 2018-11-14. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kramer, Andrew E. (2005-12-23). "Amid Growing Wealth, Nepotism and Nationalism in Kazakhstan". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  3. Avenue, Committee to Protect Journalists 330 7th; York, 11th Floor New; Ny 10001 (16 February 2006). "Attacks on the Press 2005: Kazakhstan". Retrieved 2019-03-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. Abdurasulov, Abdujalil (2018-01-11). "Black snow blankets central Kazakh city". Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  5. "Black Snow Is Falling Down In Siberia". IFLScience. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  6. "250 учеников Актобе поддержали Эко-мост проекта «Жандану»". Archived from the original on 2022-01-25. Retrieved 2022-03-11.
  7. При поддержке Алии Назарбаевой в Астане откроется Школа гуманной педагогики
  8. "Central Asia's 'perfect couple' wed". BBC. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  9. "KazTransOil begins pumping Russian oil to Uzbekistan". The Astana Times. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  10. "Two Of Nazarbaev's Sons-In-Law Pushed Out Of Key Energy Posts In Wake of Kazakh Unrest". RFE/RL's Kazakh Service. 15 January 2022. Retrieved 2 March 2022.