Articles by Maral Zhantaikyzy

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Contemporary Art Center Hosts Forum Dedicated to Day of First President

ASTANA – The International Art Forum 2012 was held in Astana on November 15. The initiator and organizer of the forum, the Kulanshi Contemporary Art Center, dedicated the event to the Day of the First President of Kazakhstan marked on December 1. Every year this forum involves artists, sculptors and designers from around the world.…

Quality Cinema Opens in Almaty

ASTANA – On November 15, the new Bekmambetov Cinema opened in the centre of Almaty. The Bekmambetov Cinema was originally due to open in the summer, and although its VIP level has now opened, work has yet to be completed on its public theatres. The movie theatre is named after world famous director Timur Bekmambetov,…

Kazakh Movies Make Global Impact

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s movie-makers have come to America: From November 14 to November 18, the Kazakh film festival was held with great success in the U.S. capital Washington, DC, and in Boston. Entitled “Flowers of the Steppe”, the festival included such movies as “A Gift to Stalin”, “Kelin” (Kazakh for The Daughter-in-Law), “Letters to an…