Akim of the region Yerlan Aryn noted the historical significance and profound content of the first edition of the Encyclopedia of Pavlodar Region written in the Kazakh language. As he stated in his speech at the presentation ceremony, “the Encyclopedia of Pavlodar Region was published to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Pavlodar region. 4000 scientific and educational articles were included in this edition. The main peculiarity of this book is that it contains the information of not only regional, but also national importance”.


This edition of the encyclopedia contains both well-known and previously unknown historical facts about the different periods of development of the region. It also gives information about prominent personalities of Pavlodar region, our famous compatriots whose lives and active public, social and political activities represent a valuable cultural and historical heritage for the grateful descendants.


The Rector of Pavlodar State University named after S. Toraighyrov, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor Serik Omirbayev noted the active role of this higher education institution in the cultural life of the city and the region. According to him, the Scientific and Practical Center of History and Ethnography named after E. Bekmakhanov previously published encyclopedias about the life and work of our famous compatriots Mashkhur Zhusup Kopeyev and Sultanmakhmut Toraighyrov. “The Encyclopedia of Pavlodar Region in the Kazakh language is the result of a joint work of the Centre and the main editorial board of the Kazakh National Encyclopedia. Let me congratulate all the patriots of our land on the publication of this invaluable historical tome", concluded the Rector of PSU named after S. Toraighyrov.


Upon completion of this important commemorative event, Akim of the region Yerlan Aryn proposed to prepare encyclopedias of Pavlodar city and Bayanaul area following the example of a collaborative work of Pavlodar State University and the main editorial board of the Kazakh National Encyclopedia.