Articles by Maral Imanbayeva

Nauryz is coming

ASTANA – While the major celebrations of Nauryz are only coming to residents of western Kazakhstan, and Mangystau in particular, many people there have already celebrated “Amal – meiramy” (forerunner of Nauryz) on March 14. Traditionally, Kazakhs of the western territories were the first to mark the coming of spring. They would then pass congratulations…

First Tamgaly Tas Festival to Be Held in April

ASTANA – The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) has declared 2013 the year of tourism, ecological culture and environmental protection. As part of the events of this year, on April 26-28, the first Kazakhstan Tamgaly Tas (“stones with signs” in Kazakh) International Tourist Festival will be held in the valley of the same name 100…

Treasures of Ancient Altai Nomads Revealed

ASTANA – Altai is called the golden cradle of the Turkic World. Recent research in the excavation mounds at Berel has revealed some of the most ancient settlements of human civilization. Peoples from East Asia and the Far North, including the Finno-Ugric people originally came from the Altai region. Today, experts confirmed that the Berel…

Drama Portrays Country’s Transition to Independence

ASTANA – The play “Teren Tamyrlar” (“Deep Roots” in Kazakh) by Yerkin Zhuasbek will be performed in the Palace of Peace and Accord in Astana to celebrate the Day of the First President on December 1. The play will be directed and produced by Nurlan Zhumaniyazov and performed by the actors of the Kuanyshbaev Kazakh…