Articles by Natalia Valuyskaya

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Young Artists Exhibition “Colourful Rain” Showcased in Almaty

ALMATY – Young artists recently presented “Colourful Rain,” an exhibition of paintings, graphics and art photography, in the Central Exhibition Hall, a branch of the State Kasteyev Museum. Yasmin Magomayeva and Amir Ryskeldinov, third-grade students at the Uraz Dzhandosov Lyceum, worked throughout the year preparing for the exhibition. The tutor of their art projects, Valentina…

UNESCO Tackles Earthquake Mitigation, Makes Recommendations for Kazakhstan

ALMATY – For the first time in the history of Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, UNESCO held an international conference on the problem of earthquake mitigation in late May in Almaty. Director of the Institute of Seismology of the National Scientific and Technological Holding Parasat, Doctor of Technical Sciences and Academician of…

Almaty Naturalists Take First Place in International Ecological Competition

ALMATY – A team of young naturalists from Almaty took first place in the Rodniki (“Springs”) international competition of projects on ecology and local history held in St. Petersburg in December 2013. Young naturalists from Kazakhstan, Russia’s Yakutia, Chuvashia, the Sverdlovsk region and St. Petersburg took part in the competition. Their projects were evaluated on…

Art 8 Studio’s Young Students Display Mature Work at Central Exhibition Hall

ALMATY – Owls and hedgehogs, cats and dogs making friends, flying fairies, smiling snails, golden landscapes and still lives were among the subjects of the work by the Art 8 studio’s young students displayed at the Central Exhibition Hall in November. Art 8 teachers Eleonora Schick, Tatiana Kasyanenko and Olga Yaschenko regularly organise exhibitions of…

Gulder Ensemble Triumphs in Turkish Tour

ALMATY – The Days of Kazakhstan Culture Festival in Turkey was another triumph for the Gulder (Flowers) Popular Dance Ensemble. “I am very pleased that our troupe is invited to participate in this important event,” Ensemble Director Zhenis Seydullauly told The Astana Times. “We performed in a concert hall, in the Grand Cevahir Hotel and…