Articles by Rishad Sadykov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Miras International School Offers International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

ASTANA – Kazakhstan is hoping to raise a new generation of young, motivated, educated and inspired citizens who will be prepared to compete for jobs and services in a global market. Astana’s Miras International School is facilitating these hopes by offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme, a two-year, pre-university course in English that provides…

Solar-Powered Belgian Bicyclist Raf Van Hulle Reaches Astana after 37 Days

ASTANA – The first of 33 bicyclists from around the world who are riding solar-powered bicycles from Savoy, France to the Kazakh capital in support of EXPO 2017 and its theme “Future Energy” arrived in Astana on July 23. Belgian bicyclist Raf Van Hulle was the first of the riders to pull up to the…

Putin Comes to Astana to Discuss Ties, Integration

ASTANA – Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Astana on July 7 to discuss with his counterpart bilateral relations and Eurasian integration processes. He also used the occasion to wish President Nursultan Nazarbayev, whose birthday had come the day before, a happy birthday. “The relationship between our two countries and peoples is developing in a…

EXPO 2017 Discussed at Sixth Astana Economic Forum

ASTANA – On May 22, the first day of the three-day Sixth Astana Economic Forum (AEF), world leaders, politicians, experts and energy scholars gathered in Astana at the Palace of Independence to discuss issues related to EXPO 2017, which is centered on the theme of Future Energy. Two panel sessions on the complex issues related…