Articles by Olga Kazantseva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

MOSCOW – Kazakh musician Ruslan Turuntayev was the winner in the category “Violin” at the recent VIII International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition. He opened the gala concert in the Great Hall of the Metropolitan Conservatory after the closing ceremony of the prestigious musical forum. The Moscow State Conservatory, which hosted the competition, provided its classrooms for…

Regulation, Trade and the Voice of Business in the Coming Eurasian Economic Union

MOSCOW – The countries of the Customs Union are preparing to enter a new stage of integration: the presidents of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia have declared that the Eurasian Economic Union must be formed by Jan. 1, 2015. Minister of Trade of the Eurasian Economic Commission Andrey Slepnev recently discussed the factors that will lead…

“Talisman of Tengri” Writer Awarded Yesenin Medal

MOSCOW – Kazakh writer Assel Omar was awarded the Sergey Yesenin Gold Medal for loyalty to traditions of Russian culture and literature in Moscow this year. Omar, a graduate of the Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature, lives and works in Moscow and creates her essays, short stories, novels and poems in Russian. Thematically and semantically,…

Parliament Tallies up Recent Legislative Work

ASTANA – A joint session of the Kazakhstan’s two houses of Parliament chaired by Senate Speaker Kairat Mami and Mazhilis Speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin on June 28 tallied up the work of the fifth convocation of Parliament’s second session, which lasted from September 2012. In a presentation on its outcome, Nigmatulin said that the Parliament had…

Senate Speaker’s Japan Visit Boosts Political, Economic Ties

TOKYO – Speaker of Senate of Parliament of Kazakhstan Kairat Mami paid an official visit to Japan on April 18 where he meting the head of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament, Bunmei Ibuki and other officials. During the meeting in the Japanese Parliament, Ibuki said that since independence, Kazakhstan has achieved high…