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Consolidation of Society around Common Values in Focus of Assembly of the People Session

ASTANA – More than 1,500 people participated in the 24th annual session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the country’s independence. Members and veterans of the assembly from all regions, chairs of national and regional ethno-cultural unions, deputies (members) of Parliament, heads of …

Consolidation of Society around Common Values in Focus of Assembly of the People Session

ASTANA – More than 1,500 people participated in the 24th annual session of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the country’s independence. Members and veterans of the assembly from all regions, chairs of national and regional ethno-cultural unions, deputies (members) of Parliament,...

Kazakh FM Lays Out President’s Peace Initiatives at CICA Meeting in Beijing

ASTANA – Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov told the April 28 fifth foreign ministers’ meeting of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Beijing  that the world is experiencing a crisis of confidence between global players caused by a polarity of their interests. “Indiscriminate...

Filtered, Bottled or Tap: What Kind of Water to Drink in Astana

ASTANA – In our digital, fast-moving and modern era, we sometimes forget to ask ourselves essential questions. One such question is what type of water are we drinking these days? Is it properly disinfected? Has it been correctly stored before we actually consume it? Should we drink purified, filtered,...

Nazarbayev Signs Law to Promote Green Economy Development

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed the law “On introducing amendments and addenda to some legislative acts of Kazakhstan on the transition to green economy,” reported the Akorda on April 28. The amendments seek to improve legislation related to ecology and renewable energy. Changes were made to articles...

Astana Opera Stages Puccini’s Famous ‘Madame Butterfly’

ASTANA – One of Giacomo Puccini’s greatest operas, “Madame Butterfly,” was staged at the Astana Opera April 15-16 within the framework of the Year of Italian Culture in Kazakhstan. The opera tells the story of young Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, also known as Madame Butterfly, who decided to change her...

Lessons of the 13th Eurasian Media Forum

There is no denying that our planet faces many sizeable challenges. The current economic situation is setting new tests for every country. The turmoil in the Middle East is having a ripple effect globally, including the spread of international terrorism, extremism and the global migration crisis. The world is also facing many uncertainties and questions.…

Golovkin Tops Wade, Earns 35th Win, Extends KO Streak to 22

ASTANA – Kazakh boxer and EXPO 2017 ambassador Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (35 wins, 0 losses, 0 draws, 32 knock outs) completely outperformed, out-powered and dominated U.S. opponent Dominic Wade (18 wins, 1 loss, 0 draws), knocking him out in round two in front of his home crowd April 23...

Beauties and Legends of Taraz

ASTANA – Architectural treasures, marvellous monuments, picturesque buildings, bustling bazaars and streets surrounded by lush greenery. If this sounds magical and attractive, Taraz, a city with a unique history and Oriental hospitality traditions, is a definite destination point. Taraz is like an open-air museum. Once known as a city...