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ATOM Project ambassador pleads to recognise nuclear threat, stand up against it

ASTANA – The people of Kazakhstan have multiple stories to share on the eve of the Aug. 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests, because this day is part of their fate, part of their national identity. Along the thorny path the country had taken there lie countless stories of 1.5 million …

New rules seek to improve emergency medical response

ASTANA – New rules for emergency medical care will provide high-quality emergency medical assistance, according to Vice Minister of Healthcare Lyazzat Aktayeva. “Now there are four categories for emergency calls, three of them have potential and immediate threats to life and health, ambulances will immediately go out for such...

African countries celebrate National Day with energetic dances, coffee and tea tastings

ASTANA – The African countries participating in EXPO 2017 celebrated the continent’s National Day Aug. 15 by featuring dance and musical performances as well as extensive discussions between young people from Kazakhstan and Africa. The African Plaza stretches across 2,700 square metres representing 25 countries and their approaches to...

Kazakh craft fair offers handmade souvenirs

ASTANA – This summer, the capital is welcoming more tourists than ever. As EXPO 2017 nears its end, guests are seeking mementoes to take a piece of Kazakhstan home with them. The Sheberler Ayuly (Village of Crafts People) offers a variety of handmade products in national style. The exhibit,...

Kazakhstan’s progress to be represented by stories of everyday people

The strength and success of any community or country is made up of many strands. Leadership is, of course, vital, to set the right direction. But leadership alone can’t make this vision real. This requires the sustained efforts of tens of thousands of people at all levels. Governments, for example, aim to establish the right…

ATOM Project ambassador pleads to recognise nuclear threat, stand up against it

ASTANA – The people of Kazakhstan have multiple stories to share on the eve of the Aug. 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests, because this day is part of their fate, part of their national identity. Along the thorny path the country had taken there lie countless stories of...

Kyrgyz election – what it could portend for Central Asia

ASTANA – Perhaps one of the most anticipated and unpredictable intrigues of the year in Central Asia is the Oct. 15 election in the Kyrgyz Republic, a country of slightly more than six million people. Fifty-nine candidates have been registered – 11 from political parties and 48 self-nominated, according...

Globalink Kazakhstan: from humble beginnings to infinite opportunities

ASTANA – Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, the entire Central Asian region became uncharted territory. Many young, ambitious entrepreneurs faced the challenge of exhausted markets in the then-volatile area, while investors were particularly sceptical about starting new ventures. One man with his...

Ironman 70.3 triathlon race to be held in Astana in 2018

ASTANA – The Ironman 70.3 world race will be held in Astana next year, President of the Kazakh triathlon federation Karim Massimov told the media during the July 29-30 Astana Asia Cup Open 2017 event. “On behalf of the Kazakh Triathlon Federation, I would like to welcome all participants,...

Young int’l musicians take part in Eurasian Music Games

ASTANA – Talented international youth will gather in the Kazakh capital Aug. 15-25, as the city is hosting the Eurasian Music Games for the first time as part of the EXPO 2017 cultural programme. The main organisers of the event are Kazakh National University of Arts and European Foundation...

Kazakh TV takes viewers on a tour of modern Kazakhstan with ‘Invite Me’

ASTANA – Kazakh TV’s new show, “Invite Me,” unveils Kazakhstan through the eyes of foreigners as Robert Boyd of Australia visits the country’s most interesting destinations at the invitation of families around the country. “When people live in another country they often tell how much more interesting it is...