Tokayev, before the end of his presidential term, refused awards and did not accept the Order of Alexander Nevsky, his press service reported. The Kremlin did not confirm this. The day before, Tokayev spoke at the SPIEF and called the DPR and LPR quasi-states “Tokayev did not accept the Order of Alexander Nevsky” />
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev (center)
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev decided not to accept domestic and foreign awards until the end of his term, the press service told Tengrinews heads of state.
They also confirmed that for the same reason Tokayev refused to accept the Order of Alexander Nevsky, which the Russian side offered to award him the day before. Earlier, political scientist Yerbol Edilov reported this on his Telegram channel.
Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that there were no plans to award Tokaev with the Order of Alexander Nevsky. “I don’t know where this information comes from, because no awards were planned,” — he said to “Wake up.”
Yedilov wrote that a similar incident occurred during a recent visit to Bishkek, when the President of Kazakhstan refused the highest state award of Kyrgyzstan, Manas. first degree. Tokaev's press secretary Ruslan Zheldibai also confirmed this.
The Order of Alexander Nevsky was established in 1942. They can be awarded to prominent foreign political and public figures and representatives of the business community of foreign states for merits in the development of cooperation with Russia and assistance in its socio-economic development. In 2015, the Order was awarded to Tokayev's predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev. The award was received, among others, by the presidents of Belarus and Tajikistan, Alexander Lukashenko and Emomali Rahmon, the Serbian leader Alexander Vucic and others.
Tokayev spoke at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum the day before. He stated that Kazakhstan would support the creation of a Greater Eurasian Partnership, which could be based on the CIS, but would not recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, considering them quasi-state territories. The President of Kazakhstan also said that some Russian deputies, journalists and cultural figures made absolutely incorrect statements about his country.
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On June 15, Tokayev said that Kazakhstan does not renounce allied obligations with Russia, but will comply with all the restrictions that the world community has imposed on Moscow.
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