Articles by Aset Kalymov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Ile–Balkhash Regatta Seeks to Raises Regional Ecological Awareness

ALMATY REGION – The 13th Ile-Balkhash regatta is expected to finish in the Kapshagai fishing village recreation zone in late May after drawing much needed attention to the region’s environmental issues. “This traditional aqua-rally is meant to draw the world’s attention to the ecological problems of the region, one of which is the need to…

First Battle Parade in Kazakhstan Marks Defender’s Day

ALMATY – On May 7, the first batle military parade in the history of independent Kazakhstan took place at the Otar military base to commemorate Defenders’ Day and the 21st anniversary of Kazakhstan’s military forces. The event was attended by the Supreme Commander of the country’s armed forces, President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Thousands of residents of…

Silicon Production Grows in Karatal District

ALMATY REGION – The Kaz Silicon Plant, which reopened in April 2012, is planning to increase its production volume of high-quality refined silicon up to 10,000 tons per year. In Bastobe village, the plant processes gangue quartz mined at the nearby Sarykol field. According to experts, the deposits of this raw material equal about 1.7…

Generations of Handicraft Masters Preserve National Traditions

ALMATY REGION – Battle swords, jars for koumiss (the traditional mare’s milk drink) and jewelry boxes are all made from natural materials at Akshi village, Enbekshikazakh district, where generations of craftsmen have honed their skills. Graphic designer Daulet Shokparov, who creates unique pieces of traditional Kazakh art, comes from a long line of craftsmen. His…

Almaty Region’s Nature Has Much to Offer Tourists

ALMATY REGION – The Almaty region’s unique mix of natural beauty and resorts attracted a total of 167,000 tourists last year, according to records, and the services offered to them amounted to 2.8 billion tenge. Zhetysu (Seven Rivers) region, the unique landscape rich in nature reserves, parks and resorts is a leader in the domestic…