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Astana Motorsports Team Performs Well at Silk Way Rally 2016, Wins T2 Class

ASTANA – The four crews of the Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club successfully completed the Silk Way Rally 2016. The rally, which took place July 8-24 after a two-year hiatus, saw riders cover a total of more than 10,000 kilometres in 15 legs between Moscow and Beijing and through the …

Four Kazakh Citizens Killed in Nice Terrorist Attack

ASTANA – Four Kazakh citizens were reported killed when a man drove a lorry into crowds attending Bastille Day celebrations on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice July 14. At least 84 people, including 10 children were killed on that night. The attacker, who drove at a speed of...

Kazakh Senate Chair Discusses Upcoming Nuclear Disarmament Conference, Trade and Development in Geneva

Kazakh Senate Chairman Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with the heads of international organisations July 13-15 during a working visit to Geneva, Switzerland. During a meeting with Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, the sides exchanged views on the international agenda as well as the work of...

Astana Launches New Project on Separate Waste Collection

Starting in late July, a new project on separate collection of waste launches in Astana under the Astana Tazartu company’s supervision, reported the press service of the company. The press announcement stated that the first phase of the project will involve 50 residential complexes, where plastic trash containers are...

National Bank Explains Base Rate Reduction by Improving Economic Conditions

The Chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Daniyar Akishev commented on the recent decision made by the bank management concerning the base rate. It was decided to reduce it from 15 percent to 13 percent. He also stressed some positive trends related to a number of external macroeconomic...

Kazakh Singer Places Second at Slavic Bazaar 2016 Contest

ASTANA – Kazakh singer Dauren Orazbekov, known as Adam, took second place at the International Slavic Bazaar 2016 music contest in Vitebsk, Russia. Adam was satisfied with his result and his award, which included a $15,000 prize that he plans to spend on his wedding this fall. “Slavic Bazaar...

Kazakhstan, World Look Forward to Successful 2016 Rio Olympics

If you want to know how sport brings people together, look no further than the recent Euro 2016 football tournament and the surprise success of Iceland’s national team. An astonishing one in 12 of the country’s population travelled to France to cheer on their team. Of those left behind, TV figures show just 298 people…

Astana Motorsports Team Performs Well at Silk Way Rally 2016, Wins T2 Class

ASTANA – The four crews of the Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club successfully completed the Silk Way Rally 2016. The rally, which took place July 8-24 after a two-year hiatus, saw riders cover a total of more than 10,000 kilometres in 15 legs between Moscow and Beijing and through...

Falcon Hunting: Ancient Skills are Alive

ASTANA – Serikbek Kuntugan is a professional falcon hunter. He lives and works 15 kilometres from Astana and is happy to show this national type of hunting for tourists. “At least two or three tourists come to me everyday. People are very interested in falcon hunting because it becomes...