The designs of the coins and banknotes of the national currency (tenge) have been changed by the Kazakh authorities. It has been published by president Nursultan Nazarbayev on the website of legal information system “Adilet”. In the design of collection coins and investment issued by Bank of Kazakhstan, the Russian language can be used. According to the old rules in the design of banknotes, the Russian language can be also used with Kazakh. As Russia has the official status, it has been used in public organizations, even though it was not a state language in Kazakhstan.
People were encouraged to study Russian and English, in addition to Kazakh, as a policy of “ Trilingualism”. Even Though the President demanded the dismissal of officials who refused to talk to the people in Russian, both the parliament and government was allowed to work in Kazakh language.