Articles by Ksenia Voronina

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

ECE Explains Work of EAEC Antimonopoly Body

ASTANA – Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) member Minister Nurlan Aldabergenov explained the work of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) antimonopoly body at a May 20 antimonopoly regulation meeting of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE).   “The integration between our countries has significantly increased in recent years; as a result, we have large companies that…

New KazPost Stamps Honour WWII Heroes

ASTANA – The nation’s postal service, Kazpost, presented a souvenir sheet of three new stamps dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in WWII at a ceremony in Astana on May 6.Members of the Mazhilis (lower house of Parliament) and veterans of the war were present. “The stamps’ release is a strong contribution to the…

Ministry of Energy Considering Tariff Adjustment in Regions

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy is considering the possibility of introducing a uniform energy tariff for all regions, director of the department of electric power Baurzhan Sarsenov announced. The order was given by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the May 4 enlarged government meeting at the Akorda presidential palace. He gave specific instructions to substantially revise…

Astana Opera’s Lead Soloist Performs in Brazil

The Astana Opera’s lead soloist, Medet Chotabaev, successfully concluded a series of performances at the Brazilian Theatro Municipal (Sao Paulo) in Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello, the Astana Opera’s press-service reported. “It was my first time playing in one of the most beautiful theatres in Brazil. The venue marvellously expresses the spirit and tradition of the best…

Kazakh, Turkish Businessmen Cut Deals at Istanbul Building Materials Expo

Kazakh and Turkish businessmen signed agreements at the recent 38th International Exhibition of Building Materials YAPI-TURKEYBUILD, where Kazakhstan was the chief guest, according to the press service of the Kazakh embassy in Turkey. Involving 1,300 manufacturers of building materials from 42 countries, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the region. Ambassador of…

IT Hacks Compete in Night of Creative Insomnia

ALMATY – More than 1,000 young developers, programmers, designers, directors, video bloggers and media specialists from all regions of Kazakhstan participated in the Fourth International Competition Hack Day on May 9-10 in Almaty. The event was organised by the International IT-University and attracted IT specialists from Russia and Tajikistan, in addition to Kazakh competitors.  CEO…