Author of numerous artistic, journalistic, and scientific works in the field of linguistics. His poem Earth, Bow to Man (1961) became world-famous. Laureate of many Kazakhstani, foreign, and international prizes for his contribution to the development of domestic and world culture.
Founder and Honorary Chairman of the “Culture” Non-Profit Foundation in support of UNESCO initiatives intended to promote intercultural dialogue, bringing cultures together and developing planetary consciousness (Almaty). Director of the International Center for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the auspices of UNESCO (Category 2 Center) under the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Leader of the “Nevada-Semey” International Anti-Nuclear Movement. Co-Chair of the Council of Elders of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.