Articles by Assemgul Bakytova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

British Theatre Director Seeks Inspiration in Kazakhstan

ALMATY – The Kasteev State Art Museum recently hosted a meeting with British theatre director Tim Supple, who is planning to stage a performance about the former republics of the Soviet Union from the revolution of 1917 to the present day. Before the meeting, Supple toured the exhibition halls of the museum, looking for information…

Social Media Brings Kazakh Architecture Student International Acclaim

ALMATY – Aibek Almassov, a student at the Kazakh Architecture Academy, has seen his work achieve global acclaim through social media. The cylindrical glass house in the mountains of Almaty depicted on Facebook and other media outlets was not an actual photograph, but a drawing of one of his ideas. To his amazement, the fame…

Almaty Designer Combines Love of Business, Textiles and Country

ALMATY – Almaty resident Andrey Tkachenko is not only a famous designer and the artistic director of the Andres fashion salon, he is also one who has used his talents to contribute to the development of his country. As a newly independent Kazakhstan was forming after gaining independence in 1991 from the former Soviet Union,…