Articles by Olga Berezhnova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

President Seeks Resolution of Aktau Economic Zone Issues

AKTAU – At a recent expanded government meeting, Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev touted the need to pool all available resources and ensure real, specific results in several priority high tech sectors. He ordered that issues with the Aktau FEZ (free economic zone) be sorted out and ineffective businesses have their contracts stripped. A special economic…

Young Professionals Build Home for Widower

ZHANAOZEN – Neighbours and local residents, contributing their efforts into what is known as “Asar” (Together) action have been able to build and provide a home for 40-year Zhanaozen resident and widowed father of four Amanzhol Abdeshev. Abdeshev’s wife died a few years ago and without an apartment the family had been huddled together in…

Aktau Farmer Breeds African Ostriches

AKTAU – In a village near Aktau live 10 immigrants from Africa: 10 African ostriches. This strange farm belongs to Azamat Orazbayev, who said he simply wanted to do “something unusual,” when he decided to raise the birds. The Mangystau oblast administration has promised to allocate land for this unique farm, and veterinarians are studying…

Triplets Boom in Mangystau Regional Perinatal Center

AKTAU – Zhanar and Kanat Zhumagaliyev are the happy parents of three: the first daughter weighing 2.1 kg was given the name Mekke, the second was named Medina (1.7 kg) and the boy was named Miras (2 kg). “The childbearing went well. But the babies spent some time in the perinatal center under medical supervision…

Mangistau Centenarian Celebrates 103rd Birthday

MANGISTAU REGION – Nesip Erimbayeva recently celebrated her 103rd birthday with a party that included five generations of her descendants. Her seven children gave birth to 31 grandchildren, who have now had 72 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren and four little great-great-great-grandchildren. Erimbayeva’s friends and family celebrated the occasion with dozens of gifts and a huge bouquet…