Articles by Lyubov Dobrota

Ancient Otrar settlement animated film presented under Ruhani Janghyru programme

ASTANA – The animated film “Otyrardy Korgau” (“Defence of Otrar”) was presented in the South Kazakhstan region in early March under the Ruhani Janghyru (Modernisation of Kazakhstan’s Identity) programme. “The film is aimed not only at small viewers. The presentation of the cartoon, held in the South Kazakhstan regional Opera and Ballet Theatre, showed that…

Gov’t to Spend $27.1 million for Development of Kentau Infrastructure

KENTAU – The government is going to finance Kentau from the national and regional budgets to the amount of 9 billion tenge (US$27.1 million) this year. The funds will help solve several social and economic problems, create new jobs and improve standards of living and well-being of its habitants. Akim (Governor) of the South Kazakhstan…

Ancient Kazakh History on Display at New Shymkent Exhibition

SHYMKENT – An exhibition centre housing artefacts from archaeological sites in the region, including important early written texts, has been opened at the South Kazakhstan State Pedagogical Institute. The new permanent exhibition aims to promote the history and cultural heritage of the Kazakhs among the public and visitors to the city as well as students.…

Shymkent Student Animations Gain Attention at International Festival

Students from Shymkent Aliya Tugelbai and Bakbergen Saparov were recognised among participants from 35 countries during the recent 18th To Save and To Reserve International Ecological Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia for animated cartoons they created to help save the endangered saiga antelope. Tugelbai’s 3.5-minute “A White Saiga”and Saparov’s 2.5-minute “A Lame Saiga” animations both took…

Turkestan Hopes to Increase Tourism Infrastructure

SHYMKENT – The ancient city of Turkestan has great potential for the development of tourism which is not currently being used to the fullest. Akim (mayor) Bakhytzhan Ashirbekov told about measures taken by local authorities for the development of the tourist cluster. According to Ashirbekov, the infrastructure and standards form the base to develop tourism,…

Expedition Uncovers Secrets about Ancient Kangyui

SHYMKENT – The expedition of the Kazakhstan Central State Museum, led for two months on the Kultobe site by Professor Alexander Podushkin, Doctor of Historical Sciences, collected rich material about the ancient state of Kangyui (Kantszyuy) recently. The archaeologists worked on the scientific programme “Archaeological and written records of the Kangyui state” that existed from…

State Support Encourages Intensive Gardening in South Kazakhstan

SOUTH-KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Nurlan Kuralov, director of Amankeldi LLP, plans to grow one million trees on his 420 hectares of gardens and vineyards with the use of intensive technology. The South Kazakhstan region is betting on the development of intensive gardening, combining the efforts of farmers, local authorities and the state – which has the…

Genetically Modified Cotton Key to Competitive Agricultural Sector, Says Research Institute Director

SOUTH KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Agriculture is one of Kazakhstan’s priority economic sectors for the coming decades. General Director of the Kazakh Scientific Research Institute of Cotton Growing Ibadullah Umbetayev discussed the industry’s problems and prospects. The head of state has put special emphasis on the development of drought-tolerant, genetically modified crops. What is your vision…

Festival Attracts Guitar Poetry Lovers to Southern Kazakhstan

SOUTH KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Lovers of guitar poetry from Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan gathered recently in the south of Kazakhstan for the South Wind 2014 festival. The event was organised by the regional Department of Tourism Association Centre for Tourism Industry of the South Kazakhstan Region, the regional Slavic ethno-cultural centre, with the support of…

Agreement Will Produce High-Quality Russian Bitumen for Kazakh Roads

SOUTH KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Gazprom Neft and the Committee of Roads of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Transport and Communications recently signed a memorandum of cooperation to facilitate the production of quality bituminous materials using advanced technologies. The new production will meet modern Kazakh, Russian and international industry, industrial safety and environmental standards. The memorandum opened…