This week Moscow will host the National exhibition of Kazakhstan within the framework of the Year of Kazakhstan in Russia. The exhibition will open on Thursday in the All-Russian Exhibition Centre and will last till August 17th.
The opening ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Danial Akhmetov, RIA Novosti learned at the Kazakh Embassy to Russia. About 200 companies and enterprises from Kazakhstan will take part in the exhibition. The exposition will demonstrate the country's achievements in the economy, science and technology, as well as the history and culture of the Kazakh people. The programme also includes concerts of German, Tartar, Uigur, Korean, Ukrainian and other ethnic cultural centers of the republic.
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