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Наш земляк Аггей Семенов работает в GREMAQ (GROUPE DE RECHERCHE EN ECONOMIE MATHEMATIQUE ET QUANTITATIVE) в Тулузе (Франция), преподает курс "Принятие решений" в  Университете Тулузы и работает в этом же университете над докторской диссертацией по теме "Decision Making". Аггей - разносторонный и интересный человек: помимо научной работы (с 1997 года он опубликовал 13 работ) увлекается философией и литературой, спортом и поэзией, музыкой и кино. Представляем Вашему вниманию его теплые воспоминания об учебе в Казахстанском Институте Менеджмента, Экономики и Прогнозирования (Алматы), посвященные его 10-летию и опубликованные в 2003 году в "KIMEP Times".

Aggei Semenov
The Fall of 1993

Usually something that has just been founded experiences the most exciting period at the very beginning. At an early stage of its existence, KIMEP resembled a laboratory where people were trying to learn Western economics, but hardly really understood what it was.

The fall of 1993 was exceptionally remarkable. It was the beginning of the market reforms all over the former Soviet Union. Everything was new for us. Most of us met foreigners for the first time. Almost nobody knew English. One of my countrymen met a group of Americans. He told them: “How do you do?” (He thought that it was a question). They replied “How do you do?” He said again “How do you do?” and they repeated the same words again. Finally, he said “Oh, you don’t know English!”

We did not just study but also had lots of fun. There was (and I hope, still there is!) a bar in the Fun Club. As students of KIMEP each of us were given coupons with the value of 10 tenge  for which we could buy three cans of beer or three gin & tonic beverages. The last beverage became my favorite for that semester.

Usually we were not satisfied by this amount of alcohol and since it was prohibitively expensive to buy it in the bar we brought it with us. This fact was not appreciated by the administration of the FC. I should mention that the situation at FC was very informal compared to the one in the next years. Liberte, Fraternite et Egalite.

We got together every weekend. My group was especially friendly. Sometimes I thought how hard it would be to leave this institute, my group, Almaty.

Students from Yakutia played a significant role in our class. I remember the competition for the title of “The Man of KIMEP” which was won by my countryman Andrei Skryabin. Another countryman Dmitry Dyachkovsky was one of  the finalists.

We occupied a room # 425 in the dorm. From the windows we could see mountains. Sometimes, when I would wake up I would see the mountains covered by snow and I would feel much better. For people from Kazakhstan there is nothing surprising to see this beauty but for me it was something! We knew nothing about Kazakhstan at the time. Once we were near KIMEP just behind the statue of Abai. A girl and a boy with camera approached us and asked few questions. “Do you think that Abai was a genius of Kazakh people?” Everybody in our group did not know Abai at the time. Neither did I. But I said: “Sure, I am positive that Abai is the best!” We even did not know that the statue was of Abai. Next day during the exam I heard two students who were sitting behind me saying that students from Yakutia know Kazakh history and Abai very well and that one of them saw it on TV.

One event was remarkable. It was the concert in October of 1993 when the Yakutian group presented the dance of Cranes. Alexander Uarov (now he is a Vice Chairman in our Parliament) was a crane with heavy makeup and a costume! He had absolutely no selfishness. We called him “Pappy” and felt quite comfortable around him.

I have very warm memories about the first generation of KIMEP. They entered KIMEP during the Soviet period and they graduated from the institute during the market times. That time was tough but nonetheless they were very friendly. Once I lived with four rubles in my pocket for one month. At this time the bus fare was five rubles. But since I had lots of friends in the dorm I was never hungry. It was then when I tasted the Kazakh cuisine (plov, lagman and beshparmak) for the first time in my life.

After Yakutian winter the winter in Almaty was surprising for us. I even did not wear a hat. In fact, after living in many places I can confirm that winter in Almaty is very mild and easy going. The only place where winter is as good as in Almaty is Anchorage, Alaska. For example, winter in Kansas or France is much worse for me since it is very humid and windy there.

Finally, I wish KIMEP at its 10 year anniversary to keep old traditions and acquire new ones in order to maintain the status of the leading institution in Central Asia. I hope that somehow I will visit Almaty again.




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