Articles by Aizada Arystanbek

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan and Russia Sign Agreement for Manufacturing New Multipurpose Aircraft on Domestic and International Markets

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh and Russian businesses, the Ural Civil Aviation Plant and the Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI), signed a $13.5-million agreement for manufacturing new light multipurpose aircraft Baikalat at the 15th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 in Zhukovskiy, Russia, reported the press service of the salon on July 21. Per the agreement, KAI acquired…

Forbes Names Kazakh Olympic Uniform Among Most Stylish At Tokyo Games

NUR-SULTAN – On July 20, American magazine Forbes named Kazakh National Olympic Team’s uniform among its list of the most stylish uniforms at this Summer Olympics in Tokyo. “The signature turquoise and blue color palette is reminiscent of the endless sky above the Kazakh steppes. Such a style-savvy presentation solidifies fashion capital status for Astana…

IT Company Kazdream Develops First Digital Voice Assistant in Kazakh

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh IT company Kazdream has developed the first-ever digital voice assistant that recognizes the Kazakh language, reported Qazaqtv.com on July 21.  The device is an analog of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the new technology is capable of supporting conversation, giving advice and answering questions about the weather or the exchange rate in…

Kazakh Athletes Remain Under Strict Sanitary Measures As Tokyo Olympics Set to Begin Tomorrow

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh National Olympics Committee announced on July 21 that Kazakh athletes who have arrived at Tokyo for the Summer Olympics all remain under strict sanitary measures with no COVID-19 cases reported among the national team members ahead of the launch of the Olympics on July 23. Members of the medical scientific group are…

Kazakh Chess Grandmaster Eliminates World’s Number Two Player at World Cup Championship

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s top chess player Rinat Jumabaev advanced to the fourth round of the World Cup in Sochi on July 19 by eliminating the world’s number two player from the U.S. Fabiano Caruana, reported the press service of International Chess Federation (FIDE). The first game between the two players ended in a solid draw.…

Kazakh Singer Rukhiya Baydukenova Wins Slavic Bazaar International Arts Festival (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh singer Rukhiya Baydukenova became the Grand Prix winner of the 2021 Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk International Festival of Arts, also known as the Slavic Bazaar, on July 18, reported the press service of the festival. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev personally congratulated Baydukenova on her victory in a letter. The competition at the…

Almost 62% of Candidates For Rural Akims in Kazakhstan Are Self-Nominated

NUR-SULTAN – On July 14, The registration of candidates for rural akims (heads of local administrations) was completed on July 14 with 2,297 registered candidates in total, out of which 1,419 (61.8 percent) are self-nominated individuals, reported Aide to the Kazakh President Erlan Karin. “The new norms have created additional opportunities for active citizens to…

Number of Tourists in Kazakhstan Increased by 10% in 2021 As Domestic Air Travel Grows Dramatically

NUR-SULTAN – The number of tourists in Kazakhstan increased by 10.4 percent reaching 931,100 people over the year, reported ranking.kz on July 16. Kazakh national air carrier Air Astana also reported positive dynamics so far this year with a $91.9 million profit. This constitutes a drastic recovery for the company compared to last year’s $9.9…

Ile-Balkhash Nature Reserve Conducts Largest Release of Bukhara Deers in Its History

NUR-SULTAN – The third and the largest release of the Bukhara deer took place in the Ile-Balkhash nature reserve of the Almaty region on July 12, reported the World Wide Fund (WWF) Representation in Central Asia. “Together with the WWF, 61 deers were planned for release, which is a record number for one year. Camera…

Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Zhambyl Region Host Two-Thirds of Foreign Companies Operating in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Two-thirds of the 29,700 foreign enterprises registered in Kazakhstan are located in three regions, including the Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Zhambyl region, according to data released by the Kazakh Bureau of National Statistics on July 12. 20,564 out of 29,700 foreign companies are currently actively operating in the country, which is 11.6 percent more…