Articles by Galiya Khassenkhanova

European Parliament Voices Support For Kazakhstan’s Measures in Fight Against COVID-19

The Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the countries of Central Asia and Mongolia and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Fulvio Martusciello spoke highly of the measures Kazakhstan undertook to fight the spread of the COVID-19 infection, as Kazinform news agency reported.  The Italian politician said that the measures Kazakhstan took were timely…

Korean Cultural Centre in Nur-Sultan celebrates Lunar New Year

NUR-SULTAN – The Korean Cultural Centre in the capital celebrated the Lunar New Year Jan. 24, offering visitors the opportunity to learn about and participate in traditional festivities. The Lunar New Year, known in Korea as Seollal, falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar Calendar. Because the calendar has only…

Award-winning Kazakh film ‘Shyraqshy’ premieres in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The award-winning Kazakh film “Shyraqshy” premiered in the capital Jan. 20 followed by a press conference featuring lead actor Muratzhan Mukazhanov and scriptwriter and director Yermek Tursunov. “Shyraqshy” tells a story of a soldier who returned from World War II with an old movie projector, a gift from a German man he rescued.…

Kazakhstan’s Shymbulak Mountain Resort ranks first in Commonwealth of Independent States

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Shymbulak Mountain Resort ranked first on the list of the best ski resorts in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), according to Russian tourism and sport website turstat.com. The rating highlights the best CIS resorts for winter vacations, especially January and February. The website notes the best skiing and snowboarding spots are…

Three Kazakhs reach third round of Australian Open for first time

NUR-SULTAN – For the first time, three Kazakh tennis players reached the third round of Australian Open women’s singles, reported liter.kz. Yelena Rybakina, the country’s number one player and 26th in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking, beat the United States’ Bernarda Pera (65th) in the first round, 6-3, 6-2. She then defeated Belgian Greet…

Russian TV channel releases documentary about Denis Ten

NUR-SULTAN – Russian television channel Match TV released the documentary “Denis Ten. Thirteen” Dec. 23, 2019 about the Kazakh figure skater, reported zakon.kz. The film was written and produced by sport journalists Sergei Railyan and Konstantin Stolbovski. The documentary gathered videos from the Ten family’s personal archives and interviewed Russian Olympic and world figure skating…

Kazakhstan, UAE have unique cooperation opportunities, says UAE Ambassador

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have unique opportunities for cooperation, said UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mohamed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times. Kazakh and UAE diplomatic relations have been growing at a dynamic pace since being established in 1992. The countries continue to build…

AIFC to establish Fourth Industrial Revolution affiliation centre

NUR-SULTAN – As part of the 50th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos (Switzerland), the Kazakh government, Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) and WEF signed a tripartite letter of intent to establish a Fourth Industrial Revolution affiliation centre this year based in the AIFC, reported inbusiness.kz Jan. 23. The centre will bring together…

Abai’s 175th anniversary to be celebrated throughout 2020

UR-SULTAN – The Central Communications Service held a briefing Jan. 16 outlining preparations for poet Abai Kunanbayev’s 175th anniversary, reported the Ministry of Culture and Sport website. The 82-point plan was approved in 2019, noted Vice Minister Nurgisa Dauyeshov. More than 500 regional, national and international events are scheduled. “We plan to hold major events…

National Museum holds designer meeting, fashion shows

NUR-SULTAN – The Eurasian Designers Union held an open meeting Jan. 15-18 at the Kazakh National Museum, reported the museum press service. Participants were involved in seminars and lectures by renowned designers and architects, saw a fashion show by both professional and young designers and received a guided tour of the museum. “The tendencies we…