Articles by Ainur Kuramyssova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Nazarbayev encourages Polish businesspersons to invest in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev during a Sept. 6 Kazakh-Polish business forum in Astana encouraged Polish business persons to invest in Kazakhstan. “We are interested in further development of our economic relations. Today, Kazakhstan reflects a new opportunity and great potential for profitable business. We have done everything to make business people feel at…

Parliament Recommends Cutting Some Subsidies, Enhancing Tax, Other Administrative Efficiency

ASTANA – The Parliament of Kazakhstan has recommended changing the Business Road Map 2020 programme to exclude subsidies for business entities engaged in the non-manufacturing sector, including wholesale and retail trade, real estate, and accommodation management in the recreation and entertainment sector, reported the press service of the Mazhilis, the lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament.…

New App Allows Viewers Learn Kazakh Language on Smart.tv

A mobile application for the study of the Kazakh language developed by Soyle.kz has been adapted for Smart.tv televisions, according to a May 20 announcement by Director of the State Language Development Fund Azat Shaueev. “From today, anyone who wants to learn the Kazakh language can do so on Smart.tv televisions for free. We have…

Anthology about Kazakh War Heroes Presented by Nur Otan

In honour of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, the Nur Otan Party  presented “The people of Kazakhstan, Heroes of the Soviet Union,” a series of films about the nation’s brave men and women. The broadcast began May 6 on the Astana channel and www.kaharman.kz. “The purpose of the video anthology…

Demand for Public Housing Increasing in Kazakhstan

Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev reported recently that the number of Kazakhs seeking public housing has increased. “In Kazakhstan, more than 300,000 people are standing in line for housing, over 100,000 of those [are part of a vulnerable population], 124,000 people are state employees and civil servants and 43,000 are orphans. And this…

Kazakhstan to Build National Pantheon to Country’s Heroes

ASTANA – Minister of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly announced at a Jan. 30 media briefing that Kazakhstan is ready to build a national pantheon to its country’s heroes. “Kazakhstan has already reached the point where we have to build a national pantheon because it is the basis of activity in human relations.…

Bakhyt Kairbekov Appointed as New Kazakhfilm President

ASTANA – The new head of the Kazakhfilm studio was presented at a Jan. 30 briefing of the Central Communication Services (CCS) dealing with the tasks of cultural policy in Kazakhstan. Bakhyt Kairbekov was presented as the new president of Kazakhfilm. He is a poet, writer, film director and author of ten books of poetry…

Government, UNDP Agree to Anti-Corruption, Moral Development Cooperation

ASTANA – At a Jan. 15 meeting of Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova with United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) Permanent Representative in Kazakhstan Stephen Tull at the Akorda presidential palace, the parties agreed to strengthen cooperation in preventing corruption and morally and spiritually developing Kazakh society. At the meeting, Abdykalikova noted a high…

36 Buses Added to Astana’s Most Popular Routes

ASTANA – Astana Akim (Mayor) Adilbek Dzhaksybekov explained to the public on Dec. 11 some of the features of the city’s 36 new public buses. The new buses have low floors and are equipped with ramps for transporting riders with disabilities. They are also designed to withstand Astana’s climate. The buses also have three-chamber glazing,…