Kazakh Information Ministry Gives Green Light  To Ninth Civil Forum

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Information and Public Development gave start to the ninth Civil Forum week on Nov. 23 in Nur-Sultan. The forum will offer 12 virtual meetings between heads of ministries and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The forum will last through Nov. 27. The forum is themed …


Coronavirus Cases Growing in Kazakhstan, Officials Remain Cautious But Optimistic

NUR-SULTAN – Coronavirus cases continue increasing in Kazakhstan, Kazakh government officials said during a Nov. 23 meeting of the commission focused to fight the coronavirus infection, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported. Over the...

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Kazakh Capital to Unveil New Arbat Pedestrian Promenade

NUR-SULTAN – What is a weekend in the Kazakh capital like? One of the best ways to find out is to visit the city’s arbat, a pedestrian promenade. The capital’s arbat is located along the...

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Kazakhstan Trains Fifth Peacekeeping Unit For UN Mission in Lebanon

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan plans to deploy another unit of 120 Kazakh peacekeepers for a six-month UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon. The Kazakh soldiers will join the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to patrol...

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Australian Mining Companies See Big Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has huge potential in its mining industry sector and Australian companies are eager to help unlock it, said Austmine Director for International Business Robert Trzebski in an interview to The Astana Times. ...

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Astana Pro Team Professional Cycling Club to Rebrand As Astana-Premier Tech

NUR-SULTAN – The world-renowned Astana Pro Team professional cycling club will rebrand and become Astana-Premier Tech as of 2021, the cycling team press service reported. The club will be associated with Canadian company Premier Tech,...

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Taurus Goes To ‘Tomiris!’ Nomad Stunts Wins Industry Oscar For Excellence in Stunts

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Nomad Stunts founder, director and performer Zhaidarbek Kunguzhinov received the US Taurus World Stunt Award for best action in a foreign film, Nomad Stunts said in a facebook post. The Taurus...

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Lonely Planet Travel Guide Highlights Kazakhstan As 2021 Travel Destination With Best Authentic Accommodation

NUR-SULTAN – The Australian-based Lonely Planet travel guide book listed Kazakhstan among its 2021 Best in Travel destinations. The travel giant also placed Central Asia at the top of 2020 Best in Travel regions in...

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Kazakh, Uzbek Prime Ministers Open Textile Factory in Turkestan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov participated in the opening of a new textile factory in Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Prime Minister’s press service reported. The...

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Kazakhstan’s Eco-Measures: Current Status and Prospects For the Future

As a freshly minted graduate of the Moscow-based MGIMO University and having written my thesis on the international effort to address global climate change, I have the honor of sharing my personal views on the...

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Kazakhstan In A New Reality: Time For Action

President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s State of the Nation Address The work of the next session of Parliament begins at a challenging time. Our country continues to confront the pandemic that threatens the entire global...

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