Young Marals Caught on Camera Romping in Zhongar-Alatau National Park

ASTANA – Two marals or red deer were captured by a camera trap in the Zhongar-Alatau National Park in the Almaty Region, while the animals were romping in the...


Ybyrai Mektebi: The Seamless Learning School, Opens Pilot Project in East Kazakhstan Region

ASTANA – Ybyrai mektebi, a rural school dedicated to seamless learning, opened in a pilot mode in the village of Kulynzhon in the East Kazakhstan Region, reported Forbes Kazakhstan...


A Man of Many Talents: Kazakh Writer Mukhtar Auezov’s Underrated Contribution to Kazakh Theater

ASTANA – Kazakhstan celebrates 125 years since the birth of renowned Kazakh writer Mukhtar Auezov on Sept. 28 .  Famous for his book, “The Path of Abai,” which tells...


ALMA Fest Gathers Almaty Residents to Celebrate City Day

ASTANA – Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan and a major business and cultural center, celebrated City Day on Sept. 18, with various festivals, concerts and exhibitions, reported the...


With Astounding Success, Dimash’s Concert Unites People from All Over the World

ASTANA – Nearly 35,000 spectators gathered at the central stadium of Almaty for the most anticipated first solo concert of Kazakh singing sensation Dimash Kudaibergen. According to audience from...


Video of Soyuz Spacecraft Launch in Kazakhstan Goes Viral

ASTANA – The evening of Sept. 21 was memorable for Kazakh social media users as numerous photos and videos showing an amazing celestial body in the sky went viral...


Kazakh Films Celebrated at International Festivals in Germany and Russia

ASTANA – Kazakh film “Paralympian” by Aldiyar Bairakimov premiered in Berlin to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Germany, reported the press service of the Kazakh...


Kazakhstan to Launch Direct Flights from Shymkent to Ankara

ASTANA – Kazakhstan will launch direct flights from Shymkent to the capital of Turkey, Ankara, reported the Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan. FlyArystan plans to operate the flight twice...


Dimash Kudaibergen’s Solo Concert in Almaty Sold Out in 15 Minutes, Gathers Fans from Nearly 70 Countries

ASTANA – The concert of the Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen will gather fans from 68 countries today on Sept. 23 in the Central Stadium in Almaty, reported Dimashnews.kz. The...


New York Hosts C5+1 Meeting to Address Cooperation between Central Asia and US

ASTANA – New York hosted a regular C5+1 ministerial meeting on Sept. 22 gathering heads of foreign ministries of Central Asian states, including Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister – Minister...


Fifty Foreign Companies to Relocate to Kazakhstan, Says PM Smailov

ASTANA – Up to 50 companies are considering relocating to Kazakhstan, Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov said during the tenth Forum of Machine-Builders of Kazakhstan on Sept. 22, reported the...


How to Make the Most of Last Warm Autumn Days in Kazakh Capital

ASTANA – Have you ever thought about why we appreciate and love fast-ending last warm autumn days so much?  For the weather, when the sun no longer blazes but...


Kazakhstan Sensationally Defeats Belarus, Advances to League B Division in UEFA Nations League

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s national football team advanced to League B after a historic win on Sept. 22 over the team from Belarus (2:1) on matchday five of the Union...


Presidential Elections: Nomination of Candidates Begins in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The nomination of candidates for the presidential elections scheduled for Nov. 20 begins in Kazakhstan today, Sept. 23, and will end at 6 p.m. local Astana time...


Kazakhstan to Select Supplier for Nuclear Power Technological Solutions in 2023

ASTANA – A supplier of technological solutions for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Kazakhstan will be selected in the first quarter of 2023, said Timur Zhantikin,...


Foreign Affairs Minister Tileuberdi Speaks at High-Level UN Summit Dedicated to Minority Rights in NY

ASTANA – With more than 130 ethnic groups and 17 major religious faiths living in peace and harmony, Kazakhstan is deeply committed to providing a better life for every...


Kazakhstan and China Sign Memorandum on Mutual Settlements in Yuan

ASTANA – The National Bank of Kazakhstan and the People’s Bank of China signed a cooperation memorandum that allows for the development of yuan-based mutual settlements in Kazakhstan, according...


Upcoming Presidential Elections Will Consolidate Kazakhstan Ahead of Continued Major Reforms, Says Erlan Karin

ASTANA – Amid increasing geostrategic turbulence, the upcoming presidential elections should boost consolidation in Kazakhstan before it enters a new stage of large-scale social and economic reforms, Kazakhstan’s State...


Kazakh PM and Eni Management Discuss Plans to Build New Gas Processing Plant

ASTANA – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov reaffirmed his government’s full support for the Italian Eni giant consortium’s plan to build a one billion cubic meter gas processing plant...


Astana to Host WHO Regional Committee for Europe in 2023

ASTANA – Astana will host the 73rd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe in 2023, announced WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge during...


Summit to Transform CICA into Full-Fledged International Organization, Says Kazakh Foreign Minister

ASTANA – The upcoming sixth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit on Oct. 12-13 in Astana will transform CICA into a full-fledged international organization,...


Kazakhstan: Upcoming Presidential Elections Offer Chance to Renew Credibility and Public Trust in State Institutions

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced early presidential elections for Nov. 20, kicking off yet another politically important season for the nation. With two months left, experts say that...


Kazakh Central Election Commission Approves Calendar Plan for Nov. 20 Presidential Elections

ASTANA – The Central Election Commission (CEC) approved the calendar plan for the presidential elections scheduled for Nov. 20, during a Sept. 22 CEC meeting. According to CEC Deputy...


Kazakhstan’s Unique Story of Building Interfaith Dialogue and Co-existence Must Be Told, Says US Rabbi

ASTANA – With rising geopolitical confrontations around the world, the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions that took place in Astana on Sept. 14-15 could not...


Dimash’s Norwegian Fan Club Travels to Kazakhstan to Watch Singer in Concert, Learn about Kazakh Culture

ASTANA – Norwegian Fan Club of the Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen arrived in Almaty to catch the performer’s new show “Stranger” on Sept. 23, attend a fan meeting, and...


International Transport and Logistics Forum Focuses on Kazakhstan’s Crucial Role in Connecting Asia and Europe

ASTANA – Kazakh Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Almaz Idyrysov highlighted the country’s role as a vital land corridor between Asia and Europe during the fifth International...


Early Presidential Election to Transform Kazakhstan’s Political System, Says President Tokayev

ASTANA – The presidential election on Nov. 20 will kick off an electoral cycle that will completely transform the political system in the country, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev...


President Tokayev Urges Proactive Approach in Addressing Global Challenges, Stresses Growing Mutual Distrust and Discompliance with UN Charter

ASTANA –  President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev urged world leaders to take a proactive approach in addressing global challenges by trying to prevent them from happening, rather than responding to emerging...


Kazakhstan to Hold Presidential Elections on November 20

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s presidential elections will be held on Nov. 20, 2022, based on the decree signed by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev,  the Akorda press service announced on Sept. 21....


Tokayev Meets with UN, EU Officials While Attending UN General Assembly in New York

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev discussed the future of cooperation with top officials of international organizations and heads of state on Sept. 20-21 on the sidelines of the 77th...


Kazakhstan and UAE Sign Investment Agreements Worth $900 million

ASTANA – Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) agreed to implement investment projects worth $900 million in different sectors of the economy as part of Kazakh Prime Minister...


‘At A Critical Time for Humanity’: Kazakh President Tokayev Addresses UN Assembly

NEW-YORK – At a momentous hour for the World Community, and at a United Nations General Assembly crowded with one of the greatest numbers of world leaders in recent...


Kazakhstan’s Wheat and Meslin Exports Reach $1 Billion in January-July

ASTANA – Kazakhstan has exported nearly 3.3 million tons of wheat and meslin cereal worth $1 billion between January and July this year, reported the Energyprom analytical website on...


Prime Minister Smailov Inspects Housing Construction for Wildfire Victims in Kostanai Region

ASTANA – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov visited the Auliekol village in the Kostanai Region on Sept. 16 to inspect the construction of new houses for citizens who...


Kazakhstan is Ready to Engage in High-Level International Dialogue, Promote Bilateral Relations With US, Says KazISS Director Yerkin Tukumov

ASTANA – Yerkin Tukumov, the director of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies, spoke to the Kazinform news agency on Kazakhstan’s role in global security, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s participation...


Square in Astana’s Central Park to Be Named after Queen Elizabeth II

ASTANA – One of the squares in the capital’s Central Park will bear the name of Queen Elizabeth II, as per Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s decision, said Senate Chairman...


President Tokayev Meets with Kazakh IT Community Working in New York

ASTANA – The new and fair Kazakhstan of today opens up opportunities for talented youth, said President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during a Sept. 19 meeting with Kazakh IT specialists in...


President Tokayev Wraps Up First Day of His Visit to New York, Reaffirms Kazakhstan’s Keen Interest to Forge Ties with US

ASTANA – The first day of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s visit to New York was busy as he met with representatives of dozens of American companies and attended the Kazakh-American...


US Ranks Among Top Three Investors in Kazakhstan’s Economy

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in New York on Sept. 19 to participate in the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.  During his visit Tokayev...


Exhibition Dedicated to Shining Light on History and Consequences of Nuclear Testing Opens in Astana

ASTANA – An exhibition drawing on the international experience with nuclear testing and armaments, titled Everything You Treasure – For a World Free From Nuclear Weapons, opened in Astana...


Kazakhstan’s president: We’re moving full speed ahead toward reform

Editor’s note: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived on Sept. 19 in the United States where he is expected to address the General Debate at the 77th session of the United...


Five Tennis Players from TOP-10 to Participate at Astana’s First Ever ATP 500 Tournament in October

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital will host its first-ever Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour 500 tournament on Oct. 9-10, with five of the world’s best tennis players in...


Final Decision on Digital Tenge Still Pending in Kazakhstan, Says Project’s Head

ASTANA – The final decision on the Digital Tenge project has not yet been made, but is expected to be announced by the end of 2022, the project’s head...


Kazakhstan Holds Equestrian Marathon as Part of Effort to Revive Ancient Traditions

ASTANA – An equestrian marathon to promote Kazakh culture and national sports kicked off on Sept. 18 in the Kazakh capital of Astana, reported the Amanat party’s press service. ...


US Companies Set to Invest in New Sectors of Kazakhstan’s Economy

ASTANA – Several U.S. companies expressed a desire to invest in new sectors of the Kazakh economy during bilateral meetings with the Kazakh delegation in New York on Sept....


Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin Improves His Rating Despite Loss to Mexico’s Canelo, Receives Praise From Tokayev (Video)

ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed his support to boxer Gennady Golovkin, a legend in Kazakhstan, in a phone call following the match with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on...


Kazakhstan to Host International Education Fair Next Week, Sees Growing Demand for Education Abroad

ASTANA – As Kazakhstan prepares to host the International Education Fair, the largest education exhibition in Central Asia, from Sept. 22 through Sept. 27, the nation witnesses a growing...


New Exhibition Unveils Polish and Kazakh Artists’ Views on Space and Time in Kazakh Capital

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital hosted the opening of an exhibition titled Space Exploration. Metamorphosis of Time, unveiling bright artworks made by Polish artist Wojciech Fangor and Kazakh artist...


President Tokayev in New York to Attend UN General Assembly Session, Meet Top Officials

ASTANA – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will participate in the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Sept. 19-20 in New York City, the Akorda press...


President Tokayev Signs Decree Limiting Presidential Term, Renaming Capital City Back to Astana

ASTANA – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree on constitutional amendments on Sept. 17 that officially restores the former name of the Kazakh capital city – Astana, and limits...