Articles by Nailya Kassymova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Violin maestro Bisengaliev wins Elgar Award

On March 15, Kazakhstan’s violin virtuoso Marat Bisengaliev received the first Elgar Proliferation Award in Paris. The award was given by the American Elgar Foundation (AEF) for Bisengaliev’s contribution to the heritage of the British composer Sir Edward Elgar. Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to France Nurlan Danenov, AEF president Sir Richard Winter-Starbridge and artist Ralph Lillford took…