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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhfilm Begins Implementation of 3-Year Modernization Plan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhfilm studios have begun the modernization process that is expected to last 3 years and incorporate new technical equipment, reconstruction of engineering networks and buildings and a new film set. Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Aktota Raimkulova shared the plans during her meeting with the Central Communications Service on May 14.  The…

Kazakhstan’s Population Reaches 18.94 Million

NUR-SULTAN – The population of Kazakhstan, as of April 1, 2021, amounted to 18.94 million people having increased by 250,200 or 1.3 percent from last year, according to a report by the Kazakh Bureau of the National Statistics Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms released May 14.  The urban population constitutes the majority with 11.204…

Kazakh Government Creates Atlas of Jobs to Improve Professional Development and Education Standards, Tackle Unemployment

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population presented an expanded Atlas of New Professions and competencies to the representatives of central government bodies. The expansion of the Atlas aims to introduce innovative strategies for professional development and keep up with economic trends affecting employment opportunities in the country, the…

Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of the Kazakh National Bank Grow by Nearly $700 Million.

NUR-SULTAN – Gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Kazakh National Bank increased by $690 million over the month amounting to $34.2 billion as of April 30, shared Deputy Chairman of the Bank Aliya Moldabekova on May 13 in an interview for Kapital.kz. “The growth was stimulated by an increase in the gold portfolio by…

Kazakh Singer KALIYA Becomes UNFPA Honorary Ambassador to Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Singer and activist Akmarzhan Kusherbayeva, known by her stage name KALIYA, has been appointed UNFPA Honorary Ambassador to the United Nations Population Fund in Kazakhstan. The appointment was announced by the UNFPA Kazakhstan press service on May 13.  Kaliya is the first Kazakh citizen to be offered the title from UNFPA. The partnership…

Almaty Mosque Hosts Eid al-Fitr Celebration for Kazakh Children Returned from Syria

NUR-SULTAN – The Center for Rehabilitation and Consultation under the Department of Religious Affairs of Almaty and the Zarya Vostoka (Dawn of the East) Mosque hosted a celebration of Eid al-Fitr on May 13 for women and children who returned to Kazakhstan from the Syrian-Iraqi conflict zone, reports Zakon.kz.  The organizers aimed for the event…

Kazakhstan and France Sign Bilateral Agreement on Economic Cooperation Through 2030

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and France signed a joint roadmap for economic and investment cooperation until 2030. The document was signed on May 13 during the visit of the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Frank Riester to Kazakhstan, the press office of the Kazakh Invest national company reported. The event was organized by the…

Mayor of Almaty Pledges to Finish Dam in Ayusai Gorge, Protect Almaty From Mudslides

NUR-SULTAN – Akim (Mayor) of Almaty Bakytzhan Sagintayev pledged to focus on increasing mudslide protection during his visit to the construction site of the dam in Ayusai gorge on May 11, the press service of Almaty Akimat (city administration) reported.   Currently, there are 114 glaciers and 35 moraine lakes located in the upper reaches of…

Commemorations of Kazakh Contribution to World War II Take Place in Russia, Croatia and Moldova

NUR-SULTAN –  A series of events commemorating the contribution of Kazakh soldiers to the victory over fascism in 1945 took place in Russia, Croatia, and Moldova over the past week, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reported.  A photo exhibition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakh independence and the Victory Day opened in the…

Rakhimzhan Koshkarbayev: Kazakh Hero Who First Mounted the Victory Banner Over Reichstag

NUR-SULTAN – May 9, 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. While the story of the hard-won victory of the Red Army is widely known, the story of the Kazakh hero who played a key role on the path to victory is less so. On…