Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

Social Health Insurance Fund Provides Supplementary Payments for Medical Workers During Pandemic

NUR-SULTAN – The Social Health Insurance Fund has allocated 73.7 billion tenge (US$172 million) worth of supplementary payments for doctors on the frontlines of coronavirus since the pandemic outbreak in March, according to the press service of the fund. This month, more than 66,000 medical workers will receive supplementary payments for August.  The list of…

Free Online School for New Entrepreneurs Opens in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – The Qoldau Center for Entrepreneurship has launched a free online school for beginner entrepreneurs with the support of the Almaty city administration, the Atameken business channel reported.  The training and webinars are aimed to build a sustainable business that can operate in difficult conditions. “We found many issues that need to be addressed.…

Astana Ballet to Perform Charity Show for Heroic Medical Workers Who Survived the Epidemic on Oct. 3-4

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Ballet theater will start its eighth season with charity concerts for medical workers on Oct. 3-4 in the Kazakh capital, reported the theater’s press service. Overall, the theater plans to stage ten charity concerts for medical workers in the capital and in other regions.  The concert program features major theater’s performances…

American Band Humming House Performs Famous Kazakh Song “Aittym Salem, Kalamkas” Written by Abai (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Humming House, an American band from Nashville, Tennessee performed their rendition of Abai Kunanbaiuly’s song “Aittym Salem, Kalamkas” (Greetings to you, Kalamkas). The performance is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the great Kazakh poet and philosopher.  “Aittym Salem, Kalamkas” is one of Abai’s most popular literary works about the love of…

Kazakhstan Joins Second Optional Protocol to ICCPR Aiming at Abolishing Death Penalty

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan joined the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aiming at the abolition of the death penalty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1989, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The international treaty will enter into force after its…

Presidential Youth Personnel Reserve Members Propose New Ideas for National Economic Policies

NUR-SULTAN – Initiatives proposed by the members of the Presidential youth personnel reserve will be considered at the Expert Cooperation Council. This was announced by Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov at the Sept. 17 meeting with the members of the Presidential youth personnel reserve. The Expert Cooperation Council intends to promote the idea of…

Kazakh University Qualifications Now Set to Comply with European Education Standards

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh university qualifications have started to meet the standards of the Qualifications Framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), reported the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science.  Kazakh students will receive a Diploma Supplement that corresponds to European qualifications starting in 2021.  “The educational equivalence compatibility of Kazakh higher education with European…

Astana Opera House to Present New Production of “Don Pasquale” Opera

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House will stage the online premiere of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” on Oct. 2-3 on Tengri TV, reported the theatre’s press service.  The main feature of the production is the contemporary setting where the story, which is traditionally set in the 19th century, is transferred to the very beginning of…

“Al-Farabi” Historical Series to be Released in October on Qazaqstan TV Channel

NUR-SULTAN – The “Al-Farabi” series dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of great scholar Abu Nasr Al-Farabi will be released in October on the Qazaqstan TV channel, the South Kazakhstan newspaper reported on Sept. 14.  The Shymkent film studio Sak filmed a 10-episode series in Turkestan and Bukhara. The historical series depicts two periods in the…

Kazakh Prime Minister Meets with President of Turkmenistan in Ashgabat

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin met with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat as part of Mamin’s official visit to Turkmenistan, reported Sept. 17 the press service of the Prime Minister’s Office.  Mamin and Berdymukhamedov noted the dynamics of economic development and potential for further bilateral cooperation in the economic sphere. They…