Articles by Manshuk Bekentayeva

Female Artists Showcased at Nazarbayev Centre

ASTANA – The Nazarbayev Centre held an exhibition titled “Picturesque Spring” on March 5 showcasing the works of well-known female artists from Astana. The exhibition honoured International Women’s Day. “I am very pleased to open an exhibition of female art in anticipation of spring. I would like to congratulate all women with the spring holiday…

Presidential Film Festival Took Place in Nazarbayev Centre

ASTANA – The Tungysh (Kazakh for “The First”) week of documentary films leading up to the celebration of the Day of the First President took place in Astana from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. During the presidential film festival, eight documentaries about the life and work of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev were shown. Each…

International Centre of Educational Programmes Opens at Turan College

ASTANA – The International Centre of Educational Programmes opened at Turan College of Astana on Oct. 22. The new centre will train students at top international standards and aims to facilitate their entry into the global education space. The new centre will organise and train students who wish to obtain international certificates as well as…

Semey Biological Centre Involves Children with the Environment

ASTANA – The offspring recently born to Shetland ponies and European fallow deer in the Children’s Biological Centre of Semey are healthy and thriving. “After a long and cold winter, a Shetland pony and European fallow deer were born in the Biological Centre. The pony is beginning to eat on its own and repeat the…

Pavlodar Multilingual Summer Camp Broadens Children’s Horizons

Fifty children from low income families recently had the opportunity to attend a Kazakh, Russian, English and Spanish multilingual recreation and education camp developed by the public fund Center for Partnership at Sharbakty Village in the Lebyazhinsky area of the Pavlodar region. Adding multilingual educational programmes to existing summer camps helps the camps reach more…

International Echo of Asia Circus Festival Returns to Astana

ASTANA – The capital of Kazakhstan will host the international circus festival, Echo of Asia, from July 1 to July 8. For the sixth year in a row, the circus festival will be part of Astana’s annual anniversary celebration and will gather the region’s best circus performers. The Festival will also help highlight Kazakhstan’s cultural…

Historical Council Urges UNESCO World Heritage Designation for Korkyt-Ata Complex

A scientific and methodical council on the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the region was set up on June 16 in Kyzylorda, immediately calling for the designation of the region’s Korkyt-Ata Complex as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Famous poet, national writer of Kazakhstan, politician and Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to UNESCO Olzhas…

New Resort Opens near Aktau, Another Recreation Center Is Being Built

The Tree of Life resort and recreation centre, a joint Kazakhstan-Czech project, has opened in Aktau. On June 13, Akim (Governor) of Mangistau region Alik Aidarbayev, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Kazakhstan Bedzhikh Kopecká and President of the Kazakhstan Tourist Association Rosa Assanbayeva took part in the centre’s opening ceremony. On the same day,…

Country Celebrates International Children’s Day

ASTANA – International Children’s Day, a celebration in honour of children and their protection, was marked on June 1 in Kazakhstan. Falling on the first day of summer, this celebration has become one of the most exciting holidays for children in Kazakhstan. The holiday was adopted by the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) at a…

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Princess’ Burial Site

Field archaeologists have completed preliminary work in Eastern Kazakhstan that will allow them to more thoroughly examine the burial site and materials of a third and fourth century BC “Saka Princess.” The burial site of the high-ranking young woman was discovered during the reconstruction of Taskesken-Bakty Road in the Urdzhar area of East Kazakhstan. The…