To Help Young Talents

In Astana, the Russian center of Science and Culture at the Embassy of Russia hosted an evening of memory of the oldest Kazakhstani journalist Moses Mikhailovich Goldberg, well known not only in Kazakhstan but also far beyond its borders.

Prominent cultural figures, Masters of journalism, colleagues, relatives and friends of Moses Mikhailovich came to pay homage. During his 70 years of professional activity, being in the rank of correspondent of TASS, editor of Tselinograd Radio, he has seen a lot: military adversities, mastering the goal, the vicissitudes of transitional time. Nevertheless, in any situation, he remained not only a professional, able to see the root of the problem, but also to help to solve it, being firmly convinced that the word should create, not destroy.

The credo of all life is to help people, Moses Goldberg especially vividly demonstrated, participating in destiny of talented Kazakhstani violinist Ruslan Turuntaev. The first time he saw him at a young age, Moses Mikhailovich set the goal to help the young musician to achieve the deserved heights in art for the benefit of the country. His petitions to Dariga Nazarbayeva, to the Akim of Astana City Imangali Tasmagambetov, honored artists, patrons allowed Ruslan to reach a new level of quality and to take part in prestigious contests. As a result-the first places in the international competitions in Italy, Russia, Malaysia, and Mexico. The main victory is the first prize and gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow that was the highest achievement of talents from Kazakhstan.

For virtuosity and artistry famous, Vladimir Spivakov baptized Ruslan “Kazakhstan Paganini”, making him a fellow of his charitable foundation and giving the young man violin of the French master Emil Boulanger. Now R. Turuntaev is a student of the Moscow State Conservatory, a fellow of the fund “Samruk-Kazyna”.

NGO “Kazakhstan Branch trade union of workers of culture, sports, tourism and information” also decided to support a gifted musician and handed him a small material prize for contribution to development of national culture. Thus continuing Moses Goldberg’s undertaking the most beautiful classical masterpieces and war period of time melodies were sounded in his honor in that evening.