The National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасының Мемлекеттік Әнұраны, Qazaqstan Respýblıkasynyń Memlekettik Ánurany) is the title of the former national anthem of Kazakhstan used from 1992 to early 2006. Upon independence in December 1991, the melody of the Kazakh SSR anthem – composed by Mukan Tulebayev, Yevgeny Brusilovsky and Latif Khamidi – was retained; and new lyrics were adopted in 1992 after a lengthy competition. The lyrics were written jointly by four people including poet Zhadyra Daribayeva, one of only a handful of women to have ever been involved in writing a national anthem.
Chorus: Soar up, O eagle of freedom, Calling for unity! The strength, the power of the heroes – the people, The strength, the power of the people – in unity!
Respecting the motherland, honoring the genius of the people,
In the hour of hard times, we have opened our arms to all.
The Kazakh steppe – the beloved homeland.
The holy cradle of friendship and solidarity.
^Marshall, Alex (2015). Republic or Death! Travels in Search of National Anthems. London: Random House Books. pp. 137–139. ISBN9781847947413. A lot of people then said to me, 'Maybe your words are actually good, but you're not famous; you're a woman. Try joining up with others.' Zhadyra, showing admirable restraint, somehow didn't tell any of these people to shove their chauvinism somewhere unpleasant. Instead, she found some men willing to work with her - famous men at that - and the group spent the next three months sending letters back and forth, toiling to put all of Kazakhstan's history and its people's emotions into just three verses and a chorus