Articles by Bektur Kadyrov

Felt Art Exhibit Opens at Ramada Plaza Hotel

ASTANA – An exhibition of original work by Zamzegul Oralbayeva, as well as crafts from a children’s village supported by the Dara Arulary (Women of the Steppe) public fund opened in the Ramada Plaza Hotel. The exhibition, entitled Horn of Salvation, is being presented by the Shezhіre Gallery of Modern Art. Oralbayeva works in felt,…

Kazakhstan Scholars Want to Broaden Knowledge of National History

ASTANA – In early June at Eurasian National University (ENU) at an expanded meeting of an interdepartmental working group, State Secretary Marat Tazhin announced a presidential directive to establish a special programme for historical research, “The nation in the flow of history.” Its goal is be to create conditions for qualitative breakthroughs in the field…

Astana Aqua Park Hosts St. Petersburg Wax Museum Exhibit

ASTANA – An exhibition from the St. Petersburg Wax Museum opened to the public on Aug. 11 at Astana’s Aqua Park. The centrepiece of the exhibit are figures of people from the Guinness Book of Records, such as Matthew McGrory, who had a size 63 foot, , Francois Pele, the person with the biggest ears…

Reality and Fantasy Combined in Astana at French Artist’s Exhibition

ASTANA – An exhibition by French artist Anne de Colbert-Christophorov, organised by the French Embassy in Kazakhstan and the EADS Company, was on display at Khas Sanat Art Gallery from Jul. 10 to Aug. 10. The event was tied to the cross-cultural season in France and Kazakhstan. Anne de Colbert-Christophorov’s paintings are unconventional combinations of…

Kyrgyz Artists Show Their Vision of Illusion on the Steppe

ASTANA – An exhibition called “Astana in the art of Kyrgyz artists” dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s capital is now open in the Palace of Independence. It includes about one hundred works of 17 well-known Kyrgyz artists, and all of them are devoted to Astana. It was organized at the initiative of the…

Short Videos Highlight Kazakh Culture

ASTANA – A new series of short videos called “Opening Kazakhstan” hopes to educate and entertain visitors and the people of Kazakhstan alike with facts about this country. The 10 videos, lasting no more than two minutes each, were launched during Nauryz on the Kazakhstan and Khabar TV channels. The bright, colourful short films aim…

Astana to Introduce New Venue for Connoisseurs of Art

ASTANA – In late January, a new State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera” welcomed the journalists. The first season is to be opened in April 2013. The new theatre headed by well-known composer and public figure Tolegen Mukhamedzhanov is going to be the largest one in Central Asia. The construction of Astana Opera is…

Youth Choose Books to Be Translated into Kazakh

ASTANA – In the National Academic Library, the youth wing of the Nur Otan political party, Zhas Otan, has announced the launch of a nationwide Internet campaign among the nation’s youth to identify 100 books they’d like to have translated into the state language. In the annual state of the nation address, President Nursultan Nazarbayev…

International Festival of Contemporary Music Opens in Astana

ASTANA – On November 20, the Camerata Tempo First International Festival of Contemporary Composers of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Turkic countries opened here in the Kulyash Baisseitova National Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Opening the festival, Deputy Culture and Information Minister Askar Buribayev congratulated the participants on the project and wished them success.…