Articles by Meruert Nurgazinova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Rescue Teams Release Hundreds Trapped on Snowy Highways

Rescue teams have saved more than 600 people trapped on Kazakh roadways because of heavy snowfall in early January, among them 454 people have been evacuated, reported the Emergency Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs. According to the official statement of the committee, as of Jan. 4, traffic was closed on 21 sections…

Kazakhstan Showcases National Cuisine at Charity Fair in Brazil

ASTANA – More than 100 diplomatic representatives accredited in Brazil, including from the Embassy of Kazakhstan, attended a charity fair for orphans at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia on Nov. 28, according to the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). “The pavilion of Kazakhstan attracted great interest among visitors of the fair, it…

Putin Signs Law on Use of Balkhash Unit in Kazakhstan

ASTANA – Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ratified an agreement with Kazakhstan about transmission terms and procedure for the further use of the country’s Balkhash unit in Russia’s missile attack warning system. The text of the federal law is posted on the official Internet website of legal information. The agreement established new boundaries of land…

Nine-Year-Old Kazakh Boy Does 550 Push-Ups, Breaks Record

ASTANA –Nine-year-old Amir Makhmet celebrated the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate by doing an equal number of push-ups and breaking his previous record in the process. Makhmet is a two-time champion in the Kazakhstan Information Encyclopaedia Directory (KInES), setting his first record at the June 1 opening of the Street Workout summer season. He…

Astana Launches ‘Smart’ City Projects

Astana Mayor Adilbek Dzhaksybekov was recently briefed on several city smart projects, such as smart clinic, smart school, smart street lighting, smart payments as well as with current work in the Intelligent Contact Centre of the city akimat (administration). The smart clinic project has been realised by public health clinic No. 4. The project makes…

2,500 Kazakh Structures Need Urgent Seismic Retrofitting

According to Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Kazakh Ministry of Internal Affairs Vladimir Becker, 2,500 buildings across the country require a seismic retrofit. The announcement was made during a recent meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Prevention and Liquidation of Emergencies. Participants of the meeting also discussed the state of…