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Aibyn Presidential Regiment
Honor Guard of Kazakhstan.jpg
The regiment participating in the Spasskaya Tower Festival in 2014.
Active 21 April 2014; ago (2014-04-21)
Country  Kazakhstan
Branch Kazakhstan Armed Forces Flag.svg Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Type Honor guard and protection force
Role Template:Bulleted list
Part of State Security Service of Kazakhstan
Garrison/HQ Nur-Sultan
Commanders
Current
commander
Captain Khasen Omarkhanov
Insignia
Ceremonial Flag Боевое знамя полка "Айбын" Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан.jpg

The Aibyn Presidential Regiment of the State Security Service of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Айбынның Президенттік құрметті қорғау полкі, Aıbynnyń Prezıdenttik qurmetti qorǵaý polki; Russian: полка "Айбын" Службы государственной охраны Республики Казахстан, polka "Aybyn" Sluzhby gosudarstvennoy okhrany Respubliki Kazakhstan) is a ceremonial honor guard of the State Security Service of Kazakhstan. It is comparable to the Kremlin Regiment in Russia and the Azerbaijani National Guard. In 1992, by decree of the newly elected President of Kazakhstan, the Republican Guard was formed, which at the onset included a guard of honor company. The official regimental uniform is a white and aqua tunic for officers and a blue tunic for soldiers.[1] Being at least 178 cm (5 ft 10 in) is one of the requirements to be in the regiment, the other is good health.[2] The regimental commander is Captain Khasen Omarkhanov. Thr honorific of "Aibyn" was added in 2014.

Duties and public role

The unit takes a direct role in the provision of state protocol and ceremonial events. Particularly, it has taken part in the changing of the guard ceremony in the Ak Orda Presidential Palace since 2001 and the Kazakh Presidential Inauguration.[3] In August 1992, the unit marched for the first time in front of President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Almaty and the following April, it mounted the guard of honour for visiting Turkish President Turgut Ozal. In February 1993, personnel of the guard of honor took 24-hour protection under of the national flag and coat of arms in the Palace of the Republic.[4] In July 1997, the servicemen of the regiment and the Presidential Band went on a tour to Malaysia, presenting Kazakh culture and combat art there. In September 2006, the guardsmen were invited to the Russian capital for the celebrations of Moscow City Day, coming back a year later where they took part in the Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival and Tattoo.[5][6]

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