ЧАСТЬ V. УЧЕБНЫЕ МАТЕРИАЛЫ ДЛЯ ЧТЕНИЯ И ПЕРЕВОДА Text 6
The state language of the Republic of Kazakhstan is Kazakh. The Russian language, in accordance with the existing legislature, has the status of the language of international communication and it is used equally with the Kazakh language.
The languages of the minority groups living in the Republic are freely spoken. Local councils have the right to give to the languages of the minority groups the status of the local official language in the regions where major communities are concentrated. The state guarantees all citizens equal freedom in choosing the language of social activity and equal defence of national dignity regard less of their language.