Articles by Botagoz Tanatova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Instagram – Astana’s Online ‘Yellow Pages’

ASTANA – The addiction of social media is not lost on Kazakhstan. Among all popular social platforms in the country, the highest growth rate is among Instagram users. Even though there is still a place for selfies and life moment posts, more and more Astana residents find Instagram to be their online reference guide. According…

Individual, Group Charity Has Deep Roots in Kazakhstan, Needs New Legal Foundation

ASTANA –Kazakhstan has seen an increase in the last 10 years in aid organisations workingtoupgrade the law on charity. The country also recently announced itself as adonor toforeign countries in need. The phenomenon of charity, however,is quite specific in Kazakhstan. The society is formed by the influence of the Soviet Union and local and Islamic traditions,…