Articles by AIDANA YERGALIYEVA

Kazakh National Aitys Contest: Impromptu Poets Mark Abai’s Anniversary (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – One of the core forms of entertainment for Kazakhs from times immemorial was something called the Akyndar Aitysy, which is a contest of improvised oral poetry spoken or sung to the accompaniment of traditional musical instruments. Since Kazakhstan’s independence, the Kazakh government has revived the ancient tradition and brought them to the national…

South Korean Experts Consult Kazakhstan’s Denuclearization Experience to Form Own Strategies in Central Asia 

NUR-SULTAN – The South Korean Embassy in Kazakhstan has organized a Nov. 25 webinar to discuss the security situation on the Korean Peninsula and Kazakhstan’s experience in nuclear disarmament. The South Korean experts stressed the value of Kazakhstan’s experience in voluntarily renouncing its nuclear potential. Cheon Myeong Guk, a research fellow at the Korea Institute…

Majilis and Foreign Parliamentary Guests Commend Nazarbayev’s Role in Developing Modern Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Majilis (a lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) organized a Nov. 26 International Parliamentary Conference dedicated to the Day of Kazakhstan’s First President in Nur-Sultan. The participants commended the role of Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the formation and development of parliamentarism in Kazakhstan. The representatives of the parliaments of Vietnam,…

Kazakh Foreign Minister Participates In 13th Central Asia – South Korea Cooperation Forum 

NUR-SULTAN – A Kazakh delegation led by Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi met with their South Korean and Central Asian counterparts to discuss the possibility of cooperation in the area of improving healthcare, distance education, standardization, and the environment during the Nov. 25 13th meeting of the Central Asia – Republic of Korea Cooperation Forum in…

Second Day of Kazakh Civil Forum Week Begins: Participants Discuss Ways to Better Communicate With Youth

NUR-SULTAN – Members of the Presidential youth reserve discussed approaches by the Kazakh government that could help in reaching out to young people and getting them involved in Kazakhstan’s development at the Millenials and Social Change discussion panel on the second day of the Nov. 23-27 ninth Civil Forum in Nur-Sultan. The Kazakh government should…

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 “Society and the State:…

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 is an equivalent to an Oscar award for stunt performers. This is a historical moment for the Kazakh movie industry…

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 a 16-kilometer section of the Lebanese-Israeli border in February of 2021, Channel One Eurasia reported. The Kazakh contingent will serve…

Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergen Inspires Foreign Vocalists, Composers To New Musical Heights

 NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh pop singer Dimash Kudaibergen’s voice touches the souls of millions around the world. Professional vocalists translate and cover his songs, while Russian composers gladly gift him new ones. Talented Chilean vocalist Jonathan Donoso, 32, has been creating covers for the singer’s songs for more than a year. Donoso has been following Kudaibergen’s…

Kazakh Central Election Commission Accredits 29 Foreign Observers, Registers Two Newly Rebranded Parties

NUR-SULTAN —  The Kazakh Central Election Commission (CEC) commented on the status of accreditation of foreign observers to deputy elections in the Majilis (lower chamber of Parliament) and the Maslikhats (local representative body) during the Nov. 20 virtual meeting of the commission. The commission scheduled the election for Jan. 10, 2021. As of Nov. 20,…