Articles by Altai Taizhanov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Beket-ata: Spiritual Giant of Mangistau

The name of Beket-ata, spiritual enlightener and humanist of the 18th century, shines brightly in the halo of saints of the Mangistau land. Next year will mark the two hundredth anniversary of his death. Born in 1750, Beket-ata lived until 1813 and was one of the greatest religious teachers, scientists and philosophers in the history…