Articles by Anel Utegenova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Nurtas Adambayev: I Would Take a Knife to School

“Taraz,” a new film from young producer Nurtas Adambayev released Oct. 13, has already made a claim across Kazakhstan. The title is the name of Adambayev’s native city in South Kazakhstan, known in the 1990s for high crime rates. The first viewers are comparing the author of the hilarious comedy “Kelinka Sabina” (“Sabina the Daughter-in-law”)…