Have you ever heard of Astana? Take a look at these pictures. There is no city on earth like this:
Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. This country was originally part of the Soviet Union, until 12/21/91. On this day, the Alma-Ata Protocol was signed, creating The Common Wealth of Independent States.
Supreme Soviet, Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, appointed himself to be the Narsultan of Kazakhstan and immediately went to work building his own government. In 1992, a Supreme Council was created, and they began to develop the Kazakhstan Constitution. The final product had a strong executive branch with limited checks on executive power.
Note: This article is about the city of Astana. But to fully understand what is going on, I hope you will take the time to check out this link:
It deals specifically with information on Narsultan Nazarbeyev.
There have been some concerns about the human rights abuses in Kazakhstan:
The Republic of Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world, with a population of 18 million people. It is located in the former Mongolian region, and is known for it’s extreme temperatures. Kazakhstan is rich in minerals and oil reserves
Originally, Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan. In 1997, Narsultan Nazarbayev declared that Astana was to be the new capital of Kazakhstan. Shortly after, Nazarbayev went to work, planning the city of his dreams.
Much like the cities of Washington D.C. and Paris, Astana’s design and architecture is rich with Masonic and Hermetic symbology.
Let’s take a look at some of Astana’s unique buildings and structures:
The Bayterek Tower:
Night View of Bayterek Tower
The tower was inspired by the myth of Serikbola Kondybay. The supporting structure looks like a hand reaching upwards. The yellow ball represents the sun.
Tourists can visit the observation tower at the top of this structure. Inside they will find a few interesting things:
The table in the center is said to represent the religions of the world.
Notice how the hand is on a triangle. The triangle is pointing out the window, directly towards the Narsultan’s Palace.
The Narsultan’s Palace:
The Bayterek Tower stands beneath two giant twin-towers. The twin towers are important masonic symbols, representing Jachin and Boaz, from King Soloman’s Temple.
Close by, is the Pyramid of Peace and Reconciliation:
The pyramid sports an underground opera house:
The midsection of the pyramid is used as a meeting room for religious conferences. In the center is the Sun Table.
The Khan Shatyry Entertainment Center (World’s Largest Tent)
The K2 Pavillion
Astana Railway Station
Kazakhstan Seal of the Devil (Google it)
There are many other structures to see, as Astana is still a work in progress. One thing is for sure: Narsultan Nazarbayev has big plans for his capital city, and he clearly has ample funding to make these plans come to fruition.