Articles by Azat Abyroi

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Pavlodar Hosts EBRD Workshop on Benefits of Consulting for Entrepreneurs

More than 50 entrepreneurs from Pavlodar city and region took part in a one day workshop organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The event focused on the use of services offered by outsourced consultants, how they can benefit companies and the opportunities consulting can bring regarding increasedeffectiveness and the development of…

Kazakhstan Solar Panel Factory Ready to Export

ASTANA –The Astana Solar plant, which produces solar panels, has been certified to meet world standards and is ready to enter the international market, according to the website of the Astana city administration. The plant has been in operation for six years and manufactures panels capable of producting 50 MW per year. “The plant is…

Dauletova Wins Bronze Medal at World Chess Olympiad

The Kazakh Women’s Chess Team achieved great success at the recent 41st World Chess Olympiad held in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. International Master and Kazakhstan resident Gulmira Dauletova became the bronze medallist of the players who played at the fifth, back-up board. With eight undefeated parties, she scored seven points. Only Rout Padmini of…

Park Inn opens in Astana

ASTANA – With a prime location in the older section of Astana near the river crossing to the new town centre, Park Inn by Radisson Astana places guests in the centre of city life. The 248 new, quality guest rooms include superior rooms and suites. The rooms themselves are designed for maximum comfort and offer…

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Astana

ASTANA – With a prime location in the older section of Astana near the river crossing to the new town centre, Park Inn by Radisson Astana places guests in the center of city life. The 248 new, quality guest rooms include superior rooms and suites. The rooms themselves are designed for maximum comfort and offer…

Of Astana, Its People and Beshparmak

Gareth Stamp is an expatriate citizen of the United Kingdom who has been living in Astana for two years. The Astana Times had the pleasure to talk to Mr. Stamp about our capital, its people and beshparmak. For those who don’t know you, could you please tell us about your job at the Nazarbayev Intellectual…

Poetry Readings Reveal New Talents

ASTANA – On one night in early March, with the lights dimmed and the stage set in a newly opened café, a community of strangers enveloped deep into words of love, grief, soul-searching and self-expression. Approximately 50 people came to watch as the new talent flooded the recently opened Chekhov café with passion and energy.…

Turkish Expat Sees Astana as Depiction of Country’s Future

ASTANA – Tarik Volkan Oskay, director general of Sembol Investment and Development came to Kazakhstan for the first time at the end of 1996 to meet the family of his then girlfriend, now wife. After that, a job opportunity came up, and in June 2005 he arrived to work for Rixos President Hotel. Since then,…

Astana Begins EXPO 2017 Preps

Everybody gets excited when guests come to their home, and the hospitality of the Kazakh people has been legendary for ages. However, the hosting of the specialized international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana will present new challenges in planning. More than five million visitors are expected to come. The event will last three months and…