Articles by Aidana Yergaliyeva

Atyrau Resident Transfers His Collection of Ancient Sarmatian Exhibits to Local Museum

NUR-SULTAN – Atyrau resident Rauan Sabirov donated dozens of archaeological exhibits to the Khan Ordaly Saraishyk museum complex in the Atyrau Region. The rarest and most valuable of Sabirov’s finds are bronze arrowheads and a ceramic pot with characteristic recesses belonging to the Sarmatian Iranian-speaking nomadic tribes. This is, the finds date back to the…

Kazakh President Asks Lebanese Counterpart to Ensure Safety of Kazakh Citizens in Beirut

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev asked Lebanese President Michel Aoun to ensure the safety of more than 200 Kazakh citizens including Kazakh UN peacekeeping contingent and diplomats in Beirut during an Aug. 5 telephone conversation, Akorda press service reported. “Given that the explosion caused damage to the building of Kazakhstan’s Diplomatic Mission and slightly…

Kazakh Citizens Stay Safe After Beirut Blast, Embassy to Be Restored, Says Kazakh FM

NUR-SULTAN – The Beirut blast damaged the Kazakh Embassy Office in Lebanon and lightly injured Kazakh Consul Baglan Spabek on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Beirut seaport base, the Ministry of Foreign Affiars’ (MFA’s) press service reported. The blast damaged nearby buildings, wrecked cars located several kilometers from the epicenter. It also killed…

Kazakhstan Wins Multi-Million Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company at International Arbitration Tribunal

NUR-SULTAN – The International Arbitration Tribunal issued a unanimous decision on the immunity and dismissal of the case initiated in 2016 by Gold Pool, a Canadian junior mining company, against Kazakhstan on July 30, the Kazakh Ministry of Justice press service reported. The plaintiff claimed $917 million regarding the agreement on trust management of the…

Kazakh Government to Distribute 500,000 Computers to Children From Disadvantaged Families to Start New Academic Year

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government plans to prepare school students and teachers by Aug. 25 for them to start the 2020-2021 academic year in virtual classrooms. The government will ensure children from the most needy families are equipped with 500,000 personal computers, Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin said during the Aug. 4 government meeting. For…

Kazakh Pop Sensation Dimash Kudaibergen’s Name Launched To Mars on NASA Rover Mission 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Popular Singer Dimash Kudaibergen’s name is on a microchip headed  to the red planet aboard the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Mars Perseverance 2020 rover mission on July 30 at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “A boarding pass with the name of Dimash Kudaibergen was presented by different countries, including…

Kazakh Muslims Provide Over 80,000 Needy Families With Meat With Online Animal Sacrifice

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Spiritual Directorate of Muslims (KSDM) distributed sacrificial meat to 81,301 needy families, as well as the elderly, orphanages and hospitals across Kazakhstan, reported the directorate’s press service. The directorate amended the rituals around the annual Kurban Ait (Festival of the Sacrifice), which is known internationally as Eid Al-Adha, due to the…

Kazakh Expert: Abai Kunanbayev’s Philosophy Deserves Special Recognition As Universal School of Thought

NUR-SULTAN – Similar to Confucianism, Kazakh poet and philosopher Abai Kunanbayev’s works should serve as the foundation of an ethical philosophy and program of social values for contemporary Kazakhs and people all over the world, said Gultas Kurmanbay, the director at Ruhani Zhangyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity) culture center and a Kazakh language and literature…

Kazakh Dollar Deposits Hit Lowest Level Since May 2019

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh deposit market had a decrease in its dollarization level. The share of dollars has shrunk to 40 percent of the total deposits in June, reaching the lowest since May 2019, said economist Olzhas Tuleuov in his Tengenomika telegram channel. The dollarization of individual deposits of individuals decreased to 41.1 percent, and…

Kurban Ait During Pandemic: Kazakh Muslims to Accomplish Religious Duties Virtually

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Spiritual Directorate of Muslims changed the guidelines around the sacrifice ritual of Kurban Ait (Festival of the Sacrifice) Islamic holiday to ensure social distancing and the safety of the believers. This year Eid al-Adha will last from July 31 to Aug. 2. The celebration is derived from a story in the…