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United Buddy Bears in Astana 2010

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From 15th May to the end of July 2010, 125 United Buddy Bears were guests in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the context of the  “Year of Germany in Kazakhstan 2010“. 

The circle was presented on the city’s most popular square – right in front of the Bajterek Tower. Like everywhere else in the world, visitors were able to admire the exhibition free of charge.

The exhibition is a joint initiative in co-operation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Akimat Administration of Astana.

Official opening

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In the presence of around 2,000 guests, the German Ambassador in Astana, Rainer Schlageter and the Akimat of Astana opened the exhibition at the Bajterek Tower on Saturday, 15th May 2010.

Artistic performances and music – including folklore, modern dance, choirs from diverse ethnic groups and many other highlights – accompanied the festive event.


The Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut are the main organisers of the year of “Germany in Kazakhstan 2010“.

For more information have a look at the following website: 

We would like to thank our sponsors for their fantastic support in Astana: Metro Group, BMW, GAZPROM, Siemens AG (main sponsors of the event "Germany in Kazakhstan 2010“), EADS, Brockmüller Spedition GmbH, LIEBHERR, OHB System, Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Germany Dorothea Haller-Laible, Reinhold Krämmel, Prof. Peer Witten, Deutsch-Kasachische Gesellschaft e.V., BASF, Lufthansa

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