Articles by Aigul Bidanova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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…

Men’s Health Centre to Collaborate with Urology Centre

SEMEY – The new men’s health centre in Semey will partner with the Dzhanbursynov Scientific Centre for Urology. The decision was made by specialists from both of these organisations during a meeting of the Republican Action School of Men’s Health hosted by In Vitro, a private clinic. “During the meeting, we conducted free medical exams…

Semey Festival Highlights Traditional, Modern Kazakh Crafts

SEMEY – The second “Festival of Kazakh Folk Crafts: Traditions and Modernity,” organised by the Nevzorovs Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kazakhstan, was held on May 10. More than 60 artists and craftsmen of different nationalities presented 260 creative works, which formed the basis of the…

Mono-Town Transforms into Nuclear Science, Industrial Centre

EAST KAZAKHSTAN REGION – The town of Kurchatov has transformed itself from a dilapidated former military garrison with a sinister past into a town known for its abundance of elite nuclear scientists. That transformation began May 15, 1992 when a presidential decree established that Kazakstan’s National Nuclear Centre, based on the research facilities of the…

New Emergency Hospital Opens in Semey, Joins Other New Medical Facilities in Region

SEMEY – An emergency hospital with the capacity to treat 325 patients officially opened in Semey at the end of December in a ceremony attended by East Kazakhstan Oblast Akim (Governor) Berdybek Saparbayev and Vice Minister of Healthcare Eric Bayzhunussov. The new medical facility was built through the 100 Schools, 100 Hospitals programme. It was…

UNDP Project Seeks to Aid Village Entrepreneurs

SEMEY – The UN Development Programme’s Wider Europe: Aid for Trade project seeks to help villages in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and the western countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States develop business. The project was launched in East Kazakhstan in 2009 with the financial support of the Foreign Ministry of Finland. In choosing…

Ethnic Costumes in 1902 Exhibition Came From Abai

SEMEY – Records found by staffers of the local Abai museum in the archives in Omsk, Russia, point to the indirect participation of Abai Kunanbaiuly, the great poet and educator, in the International Exhibition of Costumes of the Peoples of the World in St. Petersburg in 1902. According to Shynar Sadykova, deputy director of the…

Horses Help Sick Children in Semey

SEMEY – Children in the Semey area battling psycho-neurological diseases were given access during their summer holidays to therapeutic horse riding sessions as a form of rehabilitation and treatment. According to Ksenia Tavlui, coordinator of the non-governmental organization Istok, the sessions were made possible thanks to a project called Care, which is being implemented with…

Centuries-Old Sanskrit Inscription Discovered in Dolankara Mountains

SEMEY – On May 9, Semey scientists discovered a rock inscription dating back to the 17th century in the Dolankara Mountains (Tarbagatai ridge). The discovery is believed to be the first Sanskrit inscription found in Kazakhstan. The find was made by experts of the Scientific Centre of Historical and Sociopolitical Research named after Academician Kozybayev,…