Articles by Marina Mikhailova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

‘Unknown Kazakhstan’ Photo Exhibition Opens in Paris

ASTANA – A photo exhibition featuring 41 photographic works dedicated to the 1,000th anniversary of Almaty was held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation headquarters in Paris as part of the Unknown Kazakhstan project. Each piece of art reflects the beauty and uniqueness of Kazakhstan’s nature, diverse landscape protected sites as well…

Rare and Endangered Birds Are Bred in Almaty Nursery

ALMATY – The Sunkar nursery in Almaty, that has bred more than 1,000 birds, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. This falcon house breeds rare and endangered birds and keeps more than 400 rare and endangered birds of prey species of Kazakhstan, most of which are falcons and eagles. These include saker falcons, peregrine falcons, barbary…

Holiday of Modern Ethnic Music Held in Almaty

ALMATY – The Spirit of Tengri, an international festival of contemporary ethnic music held June 7 with a live sound and light show, has become a real gift to the citizens of the city. Established by the national radio Tengri FM, the multi-cultural project is aimed at demonstrating the ethnic traditions of the world’s cultures.…

Sidorkin Exhibition Held in Almaty

ALMATY – Gazeeff Art Hall hosted an exhibition of the works of People’s Artist of Kazakhstan Yevgeni Sidorkin on April 24. The exhibit spread awareness of Sidorkin’s life and his works have become national treasures. In Soviet times, his works were displayed in the capital of every Soviet republic and in more than 20 foreign…

Kazakh Pop Artist Displays Work, Raises Money for Charity

ALMATY – An exhibition of the work of famous modern Kazakhstan pop artist Serik Buksikov was held in Almaty as part of the “Dream and Wings” charity project on Jan. 18. The “Generation of Mercy” foundation will donate all proceeds from the sale of art to the municipal children’s hospice. The project, which was launched…

National Youth Arts Contest Held in Almaty

ALMATY – The Ninth National Youth Delphic Games were held in Almaty under the motto “Keeping Tradition.” This year, more than 500 talented children from 14 regions of the county, as well as Astana and Almaty came together for this high profile art forum. The contest opened at the Kazakhstan State Circus with a bright…