On January 6, 2006, Kazakhstan replaced the anthem in use since its time as a Soviet republic (having changed the lyrics upon 1992 independence) with “My Kazakhstan”, a patriotic song written in 1958. The president Nursultan Nazarbayev revised the lyrics somewhat, thereby making him a co-author of the anthem.

Special thanks to: Pavel Zinovatny for the English translation, and Davie H. Y. Wen for the Kazakh (Cyrillic and Latin scripts) lyrics.