Articles by Anel Adilbayeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

New Store Offers Astana Consumers Organic Food

ASTANA – A new organic food store certified by the European Union for safety and quality recently opened in Astana. Today, there are about 150 organic markets, also known as bio markets, for every million European citizens. The opening of such a store in Kazakhstan is an important step in the development of consumer culture…

Astana Offers Many Horseback Racing and Riding Options

ASTANA – Summer is a time to be outside enjoying the weather with family and friends. And Astana’s many horse racetracks are becoming a popular leisure time choice. Astana has several such racetracks and horseback riding facilities, including Bal Qaragay, Tulpar and Pegasus where guests can spend days and evenings watching races and riding horses.…

Want to Do Horseback Racing and Riding? Good Options Await

ASTANA – Summer is a time to be outside enjoying the weather with family and friends. And Astana’s many horse racetracks are becoming a popular leisure time choice. Astana has several such racetracks and horseback riding facilities, including Bal Qaragay, Tulpar and Pegasus where guests can spend days and evenings watching races and riding horses.…

Astana Opera House Premieres Sleeping Beauty Ballet

ASTANA – Petr Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Sleeping Beauty premiered on July 3 at the Astana Opera and Ballet Theater. This latest incarnation of the classic ballet was choreographed by renowned master choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. Its artistic director was world famous Ezio Frigerio with costumes designed by Oscar-winner Frank Skuarchapino. All of these professionals were invited…

Day of the Capital to Celebrate Astana’s Growth

ASTANA – On July 6, Astana will celebrate its 15th anniversary as Kazakhstan’s capital. The celebrations of the Day of the Capital are seen as a way to demonstrate the city’s growth from provincial city to 21st century regional hub. Week-long celebrations are being devised to show Astana as both a comfortable, stable city for…

Holland Promotes Bicycling in Astana

ASTANA – The Embassy of the Netherlands in cooperation with the city administration of Astana held a citywide bike race on June 15 to promote healthy lifestyles and energy conservation. The event, which drew 150 racers and began at the Baiterek Tower, was part of the Dutch Week event, held in Astana for the second…

Longer Yessil Navigation Season Opens; Increase in Customers Expected

ASTANA – The Yessil River that curves through the capital has been undergoing consistent development to lengthen the navigable route and expand the options for river transport. This year’s navigation season opened on May 15th with a waterway length of 6.6 kilometres and an expanded navigation season. “Compared to last year, the navigation period has…

New Internet Project Expands Children’s Geographical Horizons

ASTANA – Children and teenagers in Kazakhstan have a new way of accessing the wider world through the Young Travellers’ Club, an Internet portal of the International Children’s Geographical Society. The Young Travellers’ Club is a platform for communication between members of the International Children’s Geographical Society, as well as a source of information in…

Harnessing Wanderlust to Promote Kazakhstan, EXPO 2017

ASTANA – Dmitry Petrukhin, Kazakhstan’s modern nomad and head of the Geographical Society of Kazakhstan, has ridden his bike across the world. Now he is going to host other international wanderers as Ambassador of EXPO 2017. Recently, Petrukhin visited the United States to promote the international exhibition. The Astana Times interviewed the famous traveller about…

Police Fight Domestic Violence

ASTANA – A campaign against domestic violence, “Women Are the Foundation of the Family and the Nation,” took place in Astana from May 13-23. The campaign is an attempt to guide public opinion regarding domestic violence, raise awareness about efforts to prevent domestic violence and raise women’s general legal literacy. As part of the campaign,…