Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
by Muzafar Alimbayev, Kadyr Myrzaliyev, Tumanbai Moldagaliyev and Zhadyra Daribayeva (melody), translated by Government of Kazakhstan

The National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan was the title of the old national anthem of Kazakhstan, when it was adopted as the anthem from 1992 to early 2006. Upon independence in December 1991, the melody of the Kazakh SSR anthem, composed by Mukan Tulebayev, Yevgeny Brusilovsky and Latif Khamidi, was retained; and new lyrics were adopted in 1992 after a lengthy competition. The lyrics were written jointly by four people including poet Zhadyra Daribayeva, one of only a handful of women to have ever been involved in writing a national anthem.


Soar up, O eagle of freedom,
Calling for unity!
The strength, the power of the heroes — the people,
The strength, the power of the people — in unity!

Respecting the motherland, honoring the genius of the people,
In the hour of hard times, we have opened our arms to all.
The Kazakh steppe — the beloved homeland.
The holy cradle of friendship and solidarity.

Soar up, O eagle of freedom,
Calling for unity!
The strength, the power of the heroes — the people,
The strength, the power of the people — in unity!

We’ve overcome the hardships, let the past serve bitter lesson
But ahead we face a radiant future.
Our mother tongue, tradition and sovereignty
We pass, as the mandate, to the next generations!

Soar up, O eagle of freedom,
Calling for unity!
The strength, the power of the heroes — the people,
The strength, the power of the people — in unity!


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