Articles by Galia Shimyrbaeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Nurlan Alimzhanov: My Way into the Cinema

ASTANA – Nurlan Alimzhanov, who played the role of Nursultan Nazarbayev in the epic, “The Way of the Leader,” is one of seven recipients of the Zhas Tulpar award established by the Nur Otan party in honour of the eponymous youth movement of the 1960s. When asked what he felt playing the title role in…

Movie “Shal” Submitted for Oscars Consideration

Kazakhstan film officials are seeking to have the Kazakhstan film “Shal” (Old Man) included in the Best Foreign Films category in the next American Academy Awards, said Chairman of the Oscar committee in Kazakhstan Satybaldy Narymbetov. The film by director Yermek Tursunov has already been awarded the Grand Prix of the Open Film Festival of…

Kazakh Film Expert’s Book Presented In Moscow

ASTANA – “Makhmalbaf Film House,” by Gulnara Abikeyeva, was released by the New Literary Review, one of Russia’s top publishing houses. Gulnara Abikeyeva began cooperating with Iron Store, one of the publisher’s magazines, in 2009, when she published the article “Cinema and cultural influence in Central Asia,” which later became popular in the Internet. The…

Personal Exhibition of Young Kazakhstan Artist Takes Place in Paris

ASTANA-PARIS – The CROUS gallery in Paris is hosting a personal exhibition of a young Kazakhstan artist Kamilla Gabdullina titled “Knots and hands”. “I am interested in the phenomenon of mimetism (a kind of mimicry – auth.) in the crowd, that gets worked up easily,” the author said. “The visitors of the exhibition gave a…