Articles by Abira Kuandyk

Kazakh Nomad Stunts Hard-Earned Taurus World Stunt Award Arrives in Almaty (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Nomad Stunts director Zhaidarbek Kunguzhinov and Nomad Stunts team won the US Taurus World Stunt Awards for best action in a foreign film for their work in Kazakhfilm’s “Tomiris” in November 2020. The award has been delivered in Almaty, Kazakhfilm shared in a facebook post Jan. 22.  Immediately after receiving the…

Epidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Remains Under Control, Reports Kazakh Healthcare Minister 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexei Tsoy reported on the measures taken to combat the coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan at a Jan. 22 meeting with President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.  Tsoy informed the head of the state about the main epidemiological trends observed worldwide and on Kazakhstan’s status on key indicators in combating the virus.  According to…

Kazakh Citizen Dives into Ice Hole to Promote Healthy Lifestyle and Country’s Traditions (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Petropavlovsk resident Vladimir Pekarsky featured a video in an ice hole in which he performed “Kara Zhorga,” a Kazakh folk song and dance. His videos on the TikTok account are going viral with thousands and even millions of hits.  Vladimir Pekarsky, 28, bathes in an ice-hole when the frost outside feels like -45…

Astana Ballet to Present “The Nutcracker” with Soloists from Mariinsky Theater 

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Ballet will present Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s and Vasily Vainonen’s “The Nutcracker” on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30.  On the first day of the performance, Mariinsky Theater’s actors, prima ballerina Oksana Skorik and soloist Yevgeny Konovalov, will stage Mashenka and the Nutcracker at the Astana Ballet for the first time   On the second…

Breathtaking Video Features Return of Swans and Ducks to Karakol Lake (Video) 

NUR-SULTAN – Aktau resident Azamat Sarsenbayev, author of a recent video featuring pink flamingos, releases a new video spotlighting the swans and ducks on Lake Karakol in the Mangistau region. “It is a glorious pleasure to listen to the sounds of many swans and ducks at such a close distance,” Sarsenbayev wrote in his video…

First Ayusai Visitors Center Opens at Ile-Alatau National Park to Promote Sustainable Ecotourism

NUR-SULTAN – The Ayusai visitor center at the Ile-Alatau national park has opened its doors. It aims to promote sustainable ecotourism and acts as an environmental awareness-raising educational complex.  The center is located in the Ayusai river gorge. Visitors will be provided with detailed information about the Ile-Alatau national park when they visit.  “The construction…

Minister of Culture and Sports Pledges to Continue Supporting Kazakh Tourism Industry 

NUR-SULTAN – The government has successfully dealt with propping up the tourism industry because of the pandemic in 2020, the Minister of Culture and Sports Aktoty Raimkulova concluded in the ministry’s statement on Jan. 18.  Raimkulova shared the challenges that the tourism sector has faced and the measures introduced to overcome them.  A state of…

Kazakh Star Daniyar Alshinov Wins Best Actor Award at IMBD Competition in New York (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh actor Daniyar Alshinov won the diamond award in the best actor category for his role in “Atbai’s Fight” which was entered in the IMDB film competition in New York.  “Two years ago we made ‘Atbai’s Fight’ film which depicted both a bright, but also repulsive hero’s life. Atbay was depicted as the…

28th Session of Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan Elects Nine Deputies for Majilis

NUR-SULTAN – The Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK) members voted and elected nine deputies for the Majilis during its 28th session that took place in Nur-Sultan Jan.11.  The 351 members of the APK took part in the voting. Sauytbek Abdrakhmanov received 298 votes, Avetik Amirkhanyan – 270 votes, Ilyas Bularov – 274 votes,…

Kazakh Citizens Head to Polls for Parliamentary Elections

NUR-SULTAN – January 10 has been a special day for the Kazakh people as the citizenry believe voting is the constitutional duty of every citizen and also their right to choose the representative branch of power. Kazakh citizens in Nur-Sultan and in Rome and Moscow and in 51 other countries in the world shared their…