Articles by Arnur Aubakirov and Yelden Sarybai

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Religious Affairs Agency Works to Protect Freedoms, Stop Extremist Ideologies

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan’s independence in 1991, the religious sphere in this country has seen a major revival as people became free to believe in any religion or not to believe in any. After nearly two decades, in 2011, the Kazakhstan government decided it was time for a more thorough…