Articles by Natalia Ryzhkova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Father Wladyslaw Bukowinsky Becomes First Person Beatified in Kazakhstan

When Pope Francis prayed for peace in Gabon, asking for the rejection of all violence, he also mentioned the beatification of Father Wladyslav Bukowinsky. The Holy Mass on the occasion of the beatification of Father Wladyslaw took place tens of thousands of kilometres from Central Africa – in the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary…

Industrial Production of Coalbed Methane Discussed at International Forum

KARAGANDA — The technology of industrial development of coalbed methane in coalmining field was the main topic of a June 20 international forum. Representatives of large companies from Russia, Spain, China and the United States working in the area or interested in the project shared the experience of extracting simple hydrocarbons from coalbeds. The forum,…

Unearthing Steppe Culture’s Origins

KARAGANDA REGION – The soon-to-be-opened Kazakhstan Natural History Museum will be home to a considerable number of Karaganda exhibits. About 200 gold artifacts found in the “Taldy-2” burial mound will make their way to the display cases. “Assuring the accuracy of historical information is everyone’s responsibility: those unearthing, describing and processing artifacts are in fact…

Small Businesses Facilitate Tourism in Karaganda

For the fourth year in a row, Shabanbai-bi village has been the centre of ecotourism in the Aktogay district. The Kyzylarai nature reserve, with its combination of mountains and steppe, rare animals and Bronze Age monuments, continues to attract travellers to the region. Karaganda travel agencies have developed a special tour route for the district…

Karaganda Fights Back against Hazardous Waste

KARAGANDA REGION – The Karaganda region has declared war on the 2.7 billion tons of hazardous waste, or hazmat (hazardous material) on its territory. The Karaganda region covers one sixth of the territory of Kazakhstan, and it has accumulated more than eight billion tons of waste, one third of which is hazardous. Much of the…

Comprehensive Plan Yields Promising Results in Karaganda Region

ZHEZKAZGAN – The socioeconomic growth of eight industrial settlements in the Karaganda region is directly associated with the state programme of single industry towns’ development. Each of them was formed as part of the infrastructure of backbone enterprises. Thus, the smelting and mining enterprises of Kazakhmys Corporation have from the start been the economic platform…