Articles by Anzhela Kaliyeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Hundreds race through capital in Nur-Sultan Duathlon

NUR-SULTAN – The Nur-Sultan Duathlon 2019 was held in the Kazakh capital June 23. About 500 people took part in this event. The competition consisted of a five-kilometre run, followed by a 20-kilometre cycling race and another 2.5-kilometre run. The route of the race went through Kunayev Street, Kabanbai Batyr Avenue, Akmeshit Street, Dostyk Street…

Kazakhstan remembers Karlag horrors

NUR-SULTAN – For more than two decades, May 31 has been observed as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repression in Kazakhstan. Two other important dates were celebrated this year – 60 years since Karlag (Karaganda Labour Camp) was closed and 75 years since the start of the deportations of Chechens and…

One of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces found vocation in giving life

ASTANA – Andrei Kukharuk, one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, knew his purpose in life when he was a child. Today, he helps new lives come into the world. Kukharuk, a doctor and anaesthesiologist-resuscitator, was born in 1984. He graduated from Akmola State Medical Academy in 2008 with a degree in medicine and has the…

Kazakh football player is among 100 New Faces of Kazakhstan

ASTANA – The Union of European Football Associations’ player of the season Bauyrzhan Islamkhan has been named one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces. Islamkhan has been playing sports since childhood. Initially, however, he was attracted to martial arts, especially taekwondo. Islamkhan came to football by chance after being injured during a training fight. He began…

Best university teacher is one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces

ASTANA – Zhanar Baiseitova, winner of the best university teacher, has also been selected as one Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces. The teacher from Pavlodar never ceases to improve, both personally and professionally. Baiseitova, who participates in scientific conferences at various levels, has published more than 120 articles. Four were included in magazines with non-zero impact…

Becoming a 16-year old world champion: a story from a Kazakh karate fighter

ASTANA – A 6-year-old girl who became a world karate-do Shotokan champion in four years has been named one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces. Eduarda Velk is a two-time world champion in the sport. “My candidacy was put forward by my coach, thanks to whom I reached such heights. I am eternally grateful to him…

World weightlifting champion is one of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces

ASTANA – When Vitaly Didenko came into the sports club as a boy to improve his health, he could not imagine that within a few years he would achieve great success. One of Kazakhstan’s 100 New Faces, Didenko is a nine-time World Weightlifting Champion, World Absolute Champion and North Kazakhstan region weightlifting record holder. “Weightlifting is…