Articles by Marzhan Imanbayeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakh Culture Festival Held in Italy

ASTANA – To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Italy, festivals called Days of Culture of Kazakhstan are being held in Rome, Milan and Turin. The events kicked off on March 21st in Rome, coinciding with the Kazakh festival Nauryz Meiramy, the holiday of spring renewal. “It is…

National Day of Lovers to Recall Legendary Romance

ASTANA – On April 15, Kazakhstan will celebrate the National Day of Lovers as a tribute to the history and traditions of the Kazakh people. The holiday is named after the legendary couple Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan-Sulu. The ancient lyric poem about them is the most popular work of its kind in Kazakh literature and dates…

Pink Flamingos Find Prairie in the North

ASTANA – Every April, pink flamingos flock to the heart of Kazakhstan, settling in the Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve near Astana, where they stay until late fall. The Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve spreads over parts of Akmola and Karagandy provinces, about 130 kilometres southwest of Astana, in the delta of the Nura River. It is…

Astana Exhibition Celebrates Kazakhstan-France Relations

ASTANA – From the Louvre to the cuisine to the language, Kazakhstan has declared 2013 the Year of France in Kazakhstan and has 12 months of events planned to celebrate and strengthen ties between the two countries. One of these, the international France and Kazakhstan Exhibition, opened on February 16 at the Hall Astana Artline…

Pulse Dance Ensemble Enjoys Triumphal Return

ASTANA – The folk dance company Pulse, from Petropavlovsk, took the first place prize at the 9th International Competition of Youth and Children’s Art Workshop. The competition took place in Sochi, Russia, on January 4–9 and was organised by the Children’s Charity Fund Art Festival Roza Vetrov (“Flower of the wind” in Russian). Pulse is…

Getting Together on Fryday: Online Social Network Transforms Virtual Communication Into Real Experiences

ASTANA – Today, almost every second resident of Kazakhstan uses the Internet, and one in three has a presence on a social network. Communication through social networks is sneakily replacing some real life interactions. Still, the Internet is not a substitute for personal contact. Instead, the organizers of Fryday real life parties thought perhaps the…

Kazakhstan’s Alexey Poltoranin Wins Tour de Ski Victories

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s skiing ace Alexey Poltoranin has won two major races in Italy in the World Cup Tour de Ski tournament. Poltoranin first triumphed in the individual five-kilometre classic style stage of the Tour de Ski held in Toblach. Then he won the 15-kilometre stage of the Tour de Ski in the Val di…