Atkinson descendants in Kazakhstan – day 2

What an incredible time was had by the delegation of Atkinson relatives in Astana on the second day of their visit to Kazakhstan! A meeting with the mayor of Astana was followed by the launch of South to the Great Steppe at the National Library. Later, there was a visit to the site of Expo 2017, after which the American members of the delegation were hosted at their embassy in the city. Below are a few memorable images from a truly fantastic day:

Pippa Smith and Steve Brown arrive at the mayor’s office dressed as Thomas and Lucy Atkinson (all pics: David O’Neill)
Nick Fielding presents a copy of his book to Astana mayor Asset Issekeshev
The mayor greets Atkinson descendant Paul Dahlquist
The reception party at the National Library
Press conference at the National Library
Paul Dahlquist received a plaque on behalf of the descendants from the deputy minister of culture.
Outside the National Library

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