Rossotrudnichestvo refused to work with the new head of the Ministry of Information of Kazakhstan The head of Rossotrudnichestvo published several quotes attributed to the new minister of information of Kazakhstan, and said that the department “does not work and does not cooperate with Russophobic rubbish”
Rossotrudnichestvo will not interact with the Kazakh Ministry of Information and its new leader, Askar Umarov, due to his criticism of Russians and Russian history. This was stated by the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Yevgeny Primakov in his Telegram channel.
“ Respecting the sovereignty of brotherly Kazakhstan and efforts to establish peace in the republic, I dare to recall the old, automatically working and proven rule that Rossotrudnichestvo does not maintain contacts, does not work and does not cooperate with Russophobic rubbish, which completely prevents any of our interaction with the aforementioned minister and the Ministry of Information headed by him in the current configuration, '' & mdash; he wrote.
He explained that due to the specifics of its activities, Rossotrudnichestvo also works with ministries involved in information work. According to Primakov, he respects the sovereignty of Kazakhstan and has no right to interfere in the personnel policy of its leadership, like the Russian Foreign Ministry.
quotes from the Minister of Information Umarov & raquo;, & mdash; wrote by Primakov.
In the publication, he cited several statements attributed to Umarov. The original of this collection of statements was posted on the portal “ Russians in Kazakhstan '' in August 2012. Then the author of the publication claimed that Umarov, who at that time was vice-president of the Turkic Academy, and before that held various positions in the media, wrote these statements on Facebook under the nickname TurkMedia. RBC was unable to find the original of these publications on Facebook.
Among the statements attributed to Umarov, Primakov quoted the following (spelling preserved).
- “ When everyone gets drunk with vodka and celebrates an incomprehensible victory day, you will remember with a prayer our unfortunate grandfathers who did not return from a foreign war. Whom did you win, what did you win? ''
- “ Do not forget that you are an imposed diaspora here, not autochthonous people, and say thank you that your rights are respected and no one is driving you as colonizers in other countries. ''
- “ I am constantly convinced that if a business in Astana has a Russian owner, then the service there is disgusting as if it has fallen into a scoop! Do they have chtoli in their blood? ''
Umarov was educated at Turan University. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he worked in the media of Kazakhstan, including the Novosti Nedeli and RTRK Kazakhstan, where he held the position of editor-in-chief. From 2008 to 2010, he was the director and deputy general director of Nur-Media LLP. In September 2014, he became president of the KazBusinessMedia public foundation. From 2017 to 2021, he worked at the Kazinform news agency, first becoming CEO and later & mdash; Chairman of the Board.
On January 5, amid protests in Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev dismissed the country's government. On January 11, he approved the new composition of the Cabinet of Ministers, in which Umarov took the position of Minister of Information.
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