Articles by Raushan Shulembayeva

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Jewish Community in Kazakhstan Celebrates Torah Scroll Introduction

The twelfth Torah scroll introduction ceremony in Kazakhstan was called a holiday and a celebration of the peace, friendship and respect that prevail in the country and in its relationships with its neighbours. “Unity, peace and harmony, which incorporate the successful experience of Kazakhstan as an independent country, are the foundation of the country’s future,…

Kazakh Apples Get a Taste of Technology

ALMATY – The Raimbek Group’s new orchards are an example of the successful transition of Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector and its pursuit to embrace new technology because of the many new innovations incorporated into the orchards’ operations. President Nursultan Nazarbayev set the spirit for such measures to be taken by asking the country’s food producers to…

Kazakh Youth Win Russian Musical Competition

ALMATY – Fourth-year student of the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Musical College in Almaty Alina Molchanova won first prize at a prestigious international competition for young performers in Pskov, Russia, and her classmate Aigerim Umutbayeva won third prize. It is significant that the two youths won a singing contest in Russia, which, along with Armenia, Latvia and…

Kazakh Scientists Develop New Treatment of Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

ALMATY – Kazakh scientists have developed a new pharmacological agent (FS-1) for the treatment of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis. Microbial resistance to drugs has long been of concern to scientists. Nevertheless, over the last 50 years, no new anti-tuberculosis drugs have been made. Therefore, the new agent developed by Kazakh scientists is important. Its importance is confirmed…

Professor Discusses Kazakh Contribution to Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation

ALMATY – Kazakhstan occupies 15th place  in Nuclear Threat Initiative’s nuclear material security index. The head of state, speaking at the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 24 stressed that this position is strengthened by the country’s political and economic stability and effective anti-corruption legislation. Dean of the Faculty of International Relations…

Recent Study Reveals Sense of National Unity

ASTANA – Thanks to its internal policy, Kazakhstan has maintained its ethno-political balance in the new century and has retained its national characteristics, culture and statehood. This was evidenced by a recent opinion poll conducted by the Institute of Philosophy, Political Science and Religious Studies of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science in 2013.…

Survey Shows Customer Dissatisfaction with Local Services, Highlights Necessary Improvements

ASTANA – Astana and Almaty retail trade networks are not making enough of an effort to improve the quality of their services, said 52 percent of customers surveyed in a recent poll. This is despite the fact that Kazakhstan is gradually reducing taxes and administrative barriers and is simplifying the inspection system. Small- and medium-size…

Korean Theater Stages Life Affirming Play

ASTANA – The play by famous Kazakh film director and playwright Lavrenti Son premiered on the stage of the State National Korean Theater of Musical Comedy. According to the author, the story of two people with the same name, but very different in character, really took place in the 1960s in one of the state…