Articles by Bakhytbek Aduov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Sambo Star Azhar Kenbeil Says Athletes Help Craft Positive Image for Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Nineteen-year-old Kazakh athlete Azhar Kenbeil has demonstrated excellent results in sambo, the Russian martial arts and combat sport that is very popular in various parts of the world. Kazakhstan is trying to make it popular among the nation’s youth and the sport’s federation can be proud of its efforts and the teens who…

Netflix Series ‘Marco Polo’ Shot in Kazakhstan to Premiere in December

ASTANA – An international television series that, in part, features Kazakhstan as the backdrop for the adventures of the great explorer Marco Polo is set to premiere in December. The $90 million series is being produced by the U.S.-based Weinstein Company and is set to be shown on Netflix. Producer Harvey Weinstein says the series…

Almaty Hosts 10th Anniversary Eurasia Film Festival

ALMATY — The Eurasia International Film Festival (IFF) is Kazakhstan’s major event for cinema art and the most popular film festival in Central Asia. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival, held Sept. 15-20, focusedon the names of European and Asian movies and was a major and important event for all Eurasian cultural life. The festival…

Computer Animated Film Nears Completion in Pavlodar

ASTANA – Amateur filmmakers in Pavlodar are shooting a fantasy-action movie titled “The Mechanics” using CGI (computer-generated imagery) technology. Andrey Zakharov, the leader of the group making the film, is an engineer-administrator at the Aksu Ferroalloys Plant near Pavlodar. He is also a professional photographer and the author of the video project underground.kz which shines…

Kazakh Movie to be Aired at Toronto Film Festival

ASTANA – Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s “The Owners” will be shown as part of the Contemporary World Cinema lineup at the Toronto Film Festival which will be held from Sept. 4 to 14. “The Owners” is young Kazakh writer and director Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s fifth film. Films aired under the Contemporary World Cinema heading are ones that traverse…

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Learn Kazakh

ASTANA – “Guardians of the Galaxy” has become the ninth film to be dubbed into Kazakh and the third movie of 2014 to be screened in the Kazakh language. The Bolashak Association, supported by the ruling Nur Otan party and sponsored by the Baiterek National Holding, organised the film dubbing project, which cost 9 million…