Articles by Aibarshyn Akhmetkali

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Experts Discuss Challenges and Achievements of Kazakh Political Party System Over the Years of Independence

NUR-SULTAN – Political and economic stability, fair representation of women and young members, and ability to adapt to changes were highlighted as the main achievements of the political system by experts at the international forum, which was held in Nur-Sultan on Nov. 29-30.  The conference titled “The Evolution of Party-Political System of Kazakhstan: Challenges, Achievements…

Kazakh Singer Dimash Kudaibergen Enters Top-10 of Billboard Chart with His Song – “Fly Away”

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen’s song “Fly Away” debuted in Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs chart powered by Twitter at fourth place. Kudaibergen is in the top 10 along with South Korean K-Pop bands BTS, SEVENTEEN, Lisa, and other artists mainly from Asia. The ranking of the chart is based on the most discussed songs…

Kazakh Energy Ministry and Crypto Mining Industry Ready to Cooperate With Legal Miners

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Energy is ready to cooperate with legal miners to ensure an uninterrupted supply of energy, said Energy Minister Magzum Mirzagaliyev during his meeting with the representatives of the National Association of Blockchain and Data Center Industry, the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry, and KEGOC on Nov.…

Kazakh Boxers Win Five Medals at 2021 AIBA World Boxing Championship

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh national boxing team brought home five medals from the 2021 AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championship that took place in Belgrade, Serbia from Oct. 24 till Nov. 6. The team won two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal, achieving second place in the overall medal tally just after Cuba…

Kazakh Government Calls for Increased Regulation of Crypto Mining Industry

NUR-SULTAN – At the briefing held on Nov. 5, Vice Minister of Energy Murat Zhurebekov pointed out that the sudden spike in demand for electricity in the past several months is largely due to the increase in “grey” mining or, in other words, illegal crypto mining in Kazakhstan.  “Over the last 10 months, we have…

“Sea Tomorrow” – First Ever Documentary from Kazakhstan Released on Netflix 

NUR-SULTAN – “Sea Tomorrow” – a documentary describing the lives of people who live by the Aral sea after its depletion, directed by Katerina Suvorova, was released on Netflix. It is the first Kazakh documentary to premiere on the Netflix streaming platform.  In “Sea Tomorrow” Suvorova offers a look at the impact of the Aral…