During the meeting hosted in Almaty residence, the Head of State congratulated the honoured artist Yuri Pomerantsev on the 95th anniversary, noting in particular his outstanding contribution to the social and humanitarian development of Kazakhstan.
- The very life you have lived is a feat. In addition, that you created more than three hundred dramatic roles and starred in twelve films, you participated in the Great Patriotic War. Being the coryphaeus of our art, a recognized master of the Russian drama and cinema, you have brought up a whole galaxy of wonderful artists and are continuing your pedagogical work. The secret of your longevity lies in the fact that you do not stop working, the President of Kazakhstan noted.
Handing over the highest degree of distinction - Kazakhstanin Yenbek Yeri title, Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed that Yuri Pomerantsev is a People's Artist of Kazakhstan, laureate of the State Prize, independent Tarlan Prize, a Knight of the Order of the Patriotic War of Degree II, the Red Banner of Labour, Badge of Honour, Otan and many medals.
-Taking into account your fruitful life and active social activity, I have signed a decree on conferring the title Kazakhstanin Yenbek Yeri to you, the Head of State said. Your contribution to Kazakhstan’s cultural progress is huge, and is remembered by many generations of spectators and fans.
In his turn, Yuri Pomerantsev thanked Nursultan Nazarbayev and stressed that these achievements had become possible only thanks to many years of unremitting work.
- Taking the highest award, I think only about how to justify this title. Work is my whole life, the meaning of my existence. I will continue to serve my native Kazakhstan, the People's Artist said.