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Kazakh President Urges Reduced Tensions in the World, Nuclear Disarmament

ASTANA – The manifest “The World. The 21st Century” and his nation’s moral right to advance such proposals was one of the topics addressed by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in a recent interview with TASS First Deputy General Director Mikhail Gusman. “First, 26 years ago we made a tough decision to …

Kazakh Language Classes Launched in Maryland

ASTANA – Weekend courses on the Kazakh language have begun in a primary school in Maryland with the support of the Kazakh-American Association and the Kazakh diaspora in the U.S. Kazakh classes for children and adults are offered on Saturdays and pay close attention to the correct use of...

Slovakia and Kazakhstan Defended Own Development Models, Says Ambassador Juza

ASTANA – Divided by almost 4,000 kilometres, Kazakhstan and Slovakia are each located in the heart of their regions. Both young, former members of big unions, the countries keep fighting for their independent names. In an exclusive interview with The Astana Times, Slovak Ambassador Peter Juza highlighted the main...

Preparations Underway for Astana Day

ASTANA – Capital Day will be more like capital two and a-half weeks, as an array of concerts, festivals, sporting events and shows are scheduled June 20-July 8 to celebrate the city’s birthday on July 6. The Library of the First President will hold exhibitions and foreign embassies will...

North Kazakhstan Encourages More Diverse Investment, Seeks to Boost Tourism

ASTANA – North Kazakhstan region is seeking to maximise its unique potential to develop the areas of agriculture and tourism, the region’s deputy akim (governor) Mukhtar Mankeyev said as he outlined the priority sectors for investment and an action plan to develop both portions of the economy. The region...

Has Sanat Gallery Showcases Work, Nurtures Talent

ASTANA – The Has Sanat art gallery in Astana displays an eclectic mix of foreign and local artists to capital residents – but beyond being just a showplace, the gallery supports the development of art in Kazakhstan, working with artists, maintaining close relationships with them and continuing to follow...

Welcome Tourism Industry Signs on Rise in Kazakhstan

Winter in Astana has its own special attractions. But there are very few of us who live here who don’t look forward to the chance to feel the sun on our faces and the warmth on our backs. The opportunity to sit outside and walk about easily changes the nature of our city and palpably…

Kazakhstan Narrowly Misses Promotion in Women’s Volleyball World Grand Prix

ASTANA – Kazakhstan just missed in its effort to move up to Group 2 of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Grand Prix, losing the crucial match to Croatia during the 2016 FIVB Grand Prix Group 3 Final Round in Almaty June 18–19. During the Group 3 Final Round, winners...

International Archaeologists Examine Ancient Mounds of East Kazakhstan

An international team of historians and archaeologists has started large-scale excavations of five ancient monuments in East Kazakhstan, reported the InfoCentre of the region. The archaeological expeditions are being conducted in the Berel mounds in the Katon-Karagai district, the Shiliktinsk Valley in the Zaisan district, Ablaikit fortress-monastery in the...