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BIE officials, EXPO 2017 organisers and commissioners meet in Astana

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital hosted Feb. 22-23 the EXPO 2017 third international participants’ meeting, the main and final event on the eve of the international specialised exhibition. Three hundred and twenty-six delegates from more than 100 countries attended the two-day meeting and were informed on preparations for the exhibition. The …

UCMAS School in Kazakhstan extends mental math to children with visual impairments

ASTANA – UCMAS (Universal Concepts of Mental Arithmetic Systems) Mental Math School keeps revealing stunning results of children’s cognitive abilities. Kazakh students demonstrate their brain skills to an international audience, multiplying any four-digit numbers within a few seconds. The school’s teaching strategy helps to unveil children’s hidden gifts and...

Kazakhstan launches first ODA project in Afghanistan, with support from UNDP and Japan

ASTANA – A Kazakh delegation presented the country’s first official development assistance (ODA) project to the Afghan government Feb.12-17 in Kabul. The project seeks to strengthen the economic independence of Afghan women by providing education from Kazakhstan’s top educational institutions in public administration and health care, maternal and child...

Marriott’s top chef brings new flavours to Astana

ASTANA – Executive Chef Hery Sudarmanto has introduced a multi-cuisine concept to the Astana Marriott restaurants. His extensive work experience in the Middle Eastern countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, the Maldives and Indonesia enabled him to bring a taste of Asia to French-inspired menu. “Apart...

Expert consults citizens on IPO investments as privatisation advances

ASTANA – Forex Club information and analysis centre head Nikolai Ivchenko has advised citizens to invest funds intelligently when purchasing national companies’ shares at initial public offerings (IPOs), specifically, not to spend all their money on one particular company no matter how stable they are. “It is hard to...

Kazakh DJ signs contract with Armin Van Buuren

ASTANA – While singer Dimash Kudaibergen is rocking stages in the East, Kazakh DJ Farleon, also known as Sultan Karimov, signed a contract with the world-famous Dutch record label Armada Music in the West. Kazakhstan’s mass media have been buzzing about Kudaibergen’s success in the Chinese television song contest...

The importance of dialogue on Syria, however difficult

Ending conflicts is always difficult, pain-staking work. Shattered trust has to be slowly restored before any progress can be made. Space must be allowed for grievances to be aired and overcome. Small building blocks have to be put in place on which the larger platform for peace can be securely laid. Guarantors to ensure the…

Barys Astana to Play Traktor Chelyabinsk in First Round of Gagarin Cup

ASTANA – HC Barys finished fifth in the regular season of the Eastern Conference of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) and progressed to the Gagarin Cup playoffs for the eighth time. The previous season was the only season the Kazakh club failed to make the playoffs. Barys won 90...

Kokshetau: the area of blue lakes

ASTANA – Kokshetau is one of the most beautiful cities in Kazakhstan. The administrative centre of the Akmola region, it has a population almost 160,000 and territory of 42,700 hectares. The city is located among 14 beautiful lakes and mountains covered with dense coniferous forests. Burabai National Park is...