“Regarding publications regarding demonization of my image.

I am not who they are trying to portray me.

In all previous positions, I tried to conduct fruitful work with Russian and other partners, ”he wrote on Facebook.

He added that he understands how important allied relations with Russia are for Kazakhstan.

Earlier, the head of Rossotrudnichestvo, Yevgeny Primakov, said that the agency would not work with the new Minister of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan, Askar Umarov.

In his Facebook post, he cited several quotes from Umarov, in which he spoke unflatteringly about the Russians.