Articles by Andrey Dovgolenko

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Has Potential to Become Important Transport Route Along New Silk Road

A case with  a container ship of the Evergreen company, which paralyzed shipping in the Suez Canal for five days, made the issue of finding alternative ways of delivering goods urgent.  In this light, the new Silk Road through Kazakhstan can be considered as one of the alternative, time-tested transport methods that can compete with…

Kazakhstan Continues Its Educational Reforms As Top National Priority

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government has presented its strategic plan for education reforms going into the future. The task is to improve quality of education in the regions and train highly qualified teachers and scholars. In addition, an ambitious task has been set for the scientific community of the country: at least three Kazakh universities…

Affordable Housing Among Top Priorities for Kazakh Government

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced new initiatives focused on boosting the country’s social and economic system during the fifth meeting of the National Council of Public Trust.  The President focused on upgrading the education system, formation of an inclusive social environment and the protection of human rights. Housing and economic policies are also…

Abai Kunanbayev’s Museum Fascinates Visitors with its Spiritual Culture and History

This year, dozens of events were held worldwide to mark the 175th anniversary of Kazakh philosopher, poet, educator and founder of written Kazakh literature Abai Kunanbayev. The anniversary was also widely celebrated in Kazakhstan. The opening of the Uly Aqyn Abai Uldarymen (Great Poet Abai with Sons) monument became one of the major events in…

Study of Golden Horde Era Heralds Historic Renaissance in Central Asia

New books have been published in Kazakhstan as part of the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the Golden Horde – a medieval multinational state in Central Eurasia. This was announced on the eve of the meeting of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev with Doctor of Historical Sciences, President of the International Turkic Academy Darkhan Kydyrali. …

President Tokayev Urged Kazakh People to Reflect on Аbu Nasr Al-Farabi’s Legacy

Kazakhstan is celebrating the 1150th anniversary of the outstanding thinker from the East, Al-Farabi, who was born on the territory of modern Kazakhstan. Having more than a thousand-year history, Al-Farabi’s views remain relevant today. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev emphasized the important role that the spiritual heritage of Al-Farabi has on the formation of values among…