Articles by Natalia Valuiskaya

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 Youth Display Artwork at State Kasteyev Museum of Arts

ALMATY – An exhibition of more than 130 artworks by Kazakh youth titled, “The Country of Drawing,” opened recently at the State Kasteyev Museum of Arts. The artworks focus on themes of wildlife, space, fairy tales, cartoons, books, hobbies and travel. They included such fantastical depictions as flying elephants, talking flowers and mischievous bunny rabbits.…

Almaty Educates Public about National Job Programme

ALMATY – The city’s municipal employment centre in 2013 conducted an outreach campaign to educate its residents about Kazakhstan’s Employment 2020 initiative. The centre distributed print and video information about the initiative’s Employment Roadmap on television and newspapers, throughout the city’s bus and subway system and at Almaty’s universities. The Employment 2020 programme is part…

Young Artists Convey Everyday Life Along Silk Road

ALMATY – Participants of the International Silk Road Forum visited an exhibition presented by students of the Abilkhan Kasteyev School of Fine Arts and Technical Design of the UNESCO Club. The young artists, ages 5–18, tried to convey the everyday lives of people living along the Silk Road and surrounding regions and their struggles for…

Children Demonstrate Unity Through Music

ALMATY – The Russian, Slavic and Cossack cultural associations of Kazakhstan organised concerts by children in Almaty on July 19. “Cultural diversity and the singularity of each ethnic group show that the people of Kazakhstan are one nation,” First Deputy Chairman of the Slavic Association Anatoly Chesnokov said. “Cultural and social stability should be a…

Nation’s Budding Young Astronomers Present Projects

ALMATY – On April 20, 130 of the country’s best secondary school students gathered at the Bobek National Scientific and Practical Educational and Health Centre for a national forum of young astronomers and astronauts. Amid them were winners of competitions and conferences on astronomy and space, members of national astronomical workshops and talented young people…