The city was named in honor of Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The capital of Kazakhstan Astana was renamed Nursultan in honor of the former President of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev, who on March 19 had resigned. To the news overreacted users of social networks. Some of them even implies that this was some kind of joke, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to 24tv.ua.
To rename Astana into the President has proposed a new President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. On March 20 the Parliament approved the initiative.
In the largely laugh at the renaming of the Kazakh capital. So, someone jokingly calls the city Nursultanuly.
Astana, like, feminine and Nursultan – men’s. That’s a sexist comment goes, wrote one Twitter user.