Articles by Dana Khissimova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Continues to Take Chess World by Storm with Bibisara Assaubayeva Winning Asian Chess Champion among Women Title

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Chess player Bibisara Assaubayeva, 17, became the female chess champion at the online Asian Chess Championship, the Kazakhstan Chess Federation reported. This is her first title of note. Some 74 players from 15 Asian countries took part in the championship, including nine women’s international grandmasters. The tournament was held Aug. 23-25 on…

Special Photo Exhibition Raises Awareness About Animals in Need of Homes in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The All Dogs Matter photo exhibition showcased photographs capturing the life of homeless dogs and cats through the eyes of the volunteers in the Kazakh capital’s shelters between Aug. 23–29.  The organizers are a group of volunteers from Shiba_help_kz that intentionally chose a local shopping center as a venue. It is there to…

New Terminal to Increase Almaty Airport’s Capacity to 8 Million Passengers Per Year

NUR-SULTAN – Istanbul-based TAV Airports Holding plans to invest in the construction of a new international terminal at Almaty airport, the press service of the airport reported. It is planned to increase the airport’s capacity to 8 million passengers per year, and raise the level of service and solve the problem of congestion. Today, the…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Constitution Day

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Kazakh Constitution, which is observed on Aug. 30. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated the Kazakh people on Constitution day. “The Constitution is a guarantor of our Independence. The basic law legally and politically confirms the adherence of our state to the principles of democracy and the…

British Polar Athletes Explore Aralkum desert in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – British polar athlete and explorer and the cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, Rosie Stancer, is currently on an expedition to the Aralkum desert in Kazakhstan, reported the British Embassy in Kazakhstan on its Instagram. Stancer leads the team with her polar teammate Pom Oliver. “This will be the first full crossing of the…

Kazakh Athletes Win Gold, Silver Medals at Paralympic Games

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Paralympian athletes David Degtyarev won the gold medal and Anuar Sariyev won the silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Earlier, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated  Degtyarev  with a gold medal on Aug. 26. He wished all athletes good luck at the  “I congratulate David Degtyarev on his victory at the…

Second Flight with UNAMA Personnel Arrives from Kabul to Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – A group of 108 people representing the United Nations personnel accredited in Afghanistan arrived from Kabul to Almaty on Aug. 22, reported the UN in Kazakhstan. Passengers include UN staff and members of several non-governmental organizations that are UN partners in Afghanistan.  The first group to be temporarily relocated to Almaty arrived on…

Russian Cosmonaut Shares Video of Kazakhstan’s Lake Balkhash

NUR-SULTAN – Roscosmos cosmonaut, International Space Station (ISS) flight engineer Oleg Artemyev shared a video of Lake Balkhash from space on Tiktok. “When will there be such an opportunity again? Here he is, on the left we have Balkhash. What an amazing place! Soon we will fly to Issyk-Kul. Balkhash is a very beautiful lake”,…

Kazakh Fire Rescue Group Complete Mission in Turkey

NUR-SULTAN – The rescuers of the Kazakh Ministry of Emergency Situations have completed their mission on extinguishing wildfires in Turkey.  They conducted operations with crews from Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Poland, Austria, the United States, Belarus, Iran, Spain and Switzerland. The fires have been completely eliminated in the city of Dalaman within eight days.  The…

Kazakh President Tokayev, Prime Minister Mamin Meet with Russian PM Mishustin, Approve High-Level Trade Deals in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev held a meeting on Aug. 19 with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reported Akorda press service.  Tokayev appreciated the results of the talks held on the eve of the meeting of the heads of the governments of Kazakhstan and Russia. “Very important agreements are being prepared for signing, which…