Articles by Joye Long

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

History Enthusiasts Discover Hundreds of Lost Kazakh Heroes Buried in Soviet Archives

There is a famous proverb that goes: “The war is not over until the last dead soldier is buried.” To that, we can also add: “the war is not over until people hear the stories of its heroes.” For decades, scientists, historians, archivists, and simple citizens have been looking for documents that shed light on the…

Special Kazakh Biolabs Working Overtime to Fight COVID-19

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, many people are beginning to ask questions about the function of expensive biolabs in their countries and the role that they play in society. Furthermore, what have these biolabs done to safeguard society and fight the spread of COVID-19? Independent investigations by the press have concluded that an…

Towering Monument Will Honor Fallen Kazakh and Russian Soldiers Who Served On Rzhev Front

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Bank of Russia issued a special silver coin commemorating fallen soldiers near the city of Rzhev, in the Tver Region of Russia. A relief image of an actual monument dedicated to the fallen is emblazoned on the coin, along with flying cranes…

Embassy of Kazakhstan Urges Russia and EAEU Countries to Double Down on Integration Plan

On April 29, at the initiative of the Embassy of Kazakhstan and the Trade Representation of Kazakhstan in Russia, a hands-on online conference was held with the participation of prominent experts from the two countries. The theme of the event was, of course, the state of the world economy and how to continue building trade…

Kazakhstan Prepares For World War II Celebrations Under Contagion Conditions

There are exactly 1,090 veterans of the Great Patriotic War still living in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the youngest of whom is 93 years old. In honor of the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, veterans in Kazakhstan will be paid 1 million tenge each (US$2,500). Kazakhstan has a very generous veterans benefits system in place…