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Astana to Host Major Nuclear Disarmament Conference

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital will host the international conference “Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World,” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and commemorating UN International Day against Nuclear Tests at the Palace of Independence Aug. 29, the Senate of the Parliament announced. The Kazakh …

Kazakhstan Extends by Five Years Moratorium on Controversial Land Code Amendments

ASTANA – Kazakhstan decided Aug. 18 to extend for five years a recently imposed moratorium on the implementation of controversial amendments to its land law. “Since the introduction of a moratorium on certain provisions of the Land Code, the commission carried out serious activities such as holding...

Astana to Host Major Nuclear Disarmament Conference

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital will host the international conference “Building a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World,” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site and commemorating UN International Day against Nuclear Tests at the Palace of Independence Aug. 29, the Senate of the Parliament announced....

Mobile App Allows Parents to Monitor, Participate in Their Children’s Studies

ASTANA – Parents in Astana are now able to access the progress of the studies of their children using mobile apps. The apps provide twenty-four hour access to the school news, information about substituted teachers, meetings and events. As a new school year begins, launch of the Astana Learning...

More than 15 million Tonnes of Natural Gas Supplied via Central Asia – China Gas Pipeline

ASTANA – The Central Asia – China gas pipeline was used to transport 15.1 million tonnes of natural gas in the first seven months of 2016. The Khorgos Immigrant and Quarantine Office in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region reports that this volume is 23.3 percent more than in comparing...

Kazakh Ballet Star Brings Dance Victory from Seoul

Kazakh ballet star and Astana Opera leading soloist Bakhtiyar Adamzhan won the 13th Seoul International Dance Competition, reported the Astana Opera press service. The artist earned the top rating in the classical dance category in the senior male dancers group, after astonishing the jury and audience with his virtuoso...

G20 Summit in Hangzhou Set to Have Significant Impact on World Economy

When in the wake of the global financial crisis, the G20 countries held the first leaders’ summit in 2008, it underlined just how serious the crisis was. It was clear that only coordinated action by a far wider group of countries than usual could prevent a global depression. The collective emergency action taken under the…

Kazakhstan Wins Record Number of Medals in Rio, Places 22nd in Medal Tally

RIO DE JANEIRO – Kazakhstan won the most medals in its history at the XXXI Summer Olympics in Rio, which ended Aug. 21.  Kazakh athletes claimed 17 medals – three gold, five silver, and nine bronze. This result allowed Kazakhstan to reach 22nd place in the medal tally among...

Egyptian-Type Pyramid Tomb Discovered in Karaganda Region, Archaeologists Offer Answers

ASTANA – A structure similar to what the world knows as the Egyptian pyramids recently discovered in Kazakhstan’s Shet district in the Karaganda region has raised the eye-brows of many researchers worldwide. A group of scientists working as part of the expedition financed by a grant from the Ministry...