Articles by Saltanat Boteu

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakhstan Celebrates 115th Anniversary of First Kazakh Waltz Author (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan celebrates the 115th birthday anniversary of Latif Khamidi, composer, educator, the co-author of first Kazakh anthem (1945),  People’s Artist of Kazakhstan and laureate of the Kazakh State Prize. Khamidi was a talented creator of marches, waltzes and mass songs and an educator of many high professionals in the field of composition and…

Lego is My Calling, says Young Kazakh Robotics Champion

NUR-SULTAN – The Danish company Lego, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials, released a video about Dias Muratov’s life and journey with Lego. Muratov, an 11 years-old boy from Kazakhstan, who found his interest in robotics, construction, and Lego while fighting a brain tumour from the age of three.  “I am sure…

Open.kz is Lifelong Project, Says Kazakh Wildlife Photographer

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh photographer Valery Ayapov launched a nationwide wildlife documentary series project titled Open.kz dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. The author plans to shoot 120 episodes, 12 of which are currently in post-production. Ayapov has more than 15 years of experience in photography and documentary filmmaking. He got the idea for…

People should be faithful to their motherland, country of residence, says Cossack community leader

NUR-SULTAN – People should be faithful to their motherland and country of residence, said Kazachya Volnitsa Cossack community leader Semyon Rakov. After serving in the Kazakh Armed Forces for 12 years, he settled in Karagandy and became the group’s head in 2001. “We urge every member of our community to love and respect the country…

Jongar Gate preserves Eurasian history’s chronicles

NUR-SULTAN – Jongar Gate, two highlands and a narrow, long, flat plain at the junction of the Turkic and Mongolian steppes, is a mountain passage that for centuries determined civilisations’ fate. Trade caravans and steppe armies of Huns, Genghis Khan and Jongars historically passed through the hallway-like opening. The gate, between the Jongar Alatau in…

Almaty graffitists draw attention to Kazakh history, culture 

NUR-SULTAN – Almaty graffitists Yerzhan Tanayev and Ali Zakir, known as Tigrohaud Crew, have created dozens of murals throughout Kazakhstan as well as India, Russia and Turkey. Most of their works are portraits, including historical figures, in a mixed style and authentic ethnic atmosphere. The duo, created by two fellow students from Almaty College of…

‘I might be naive, but we can win the struggle for a world without nuclear weapons,’ says Kazakh anti-nuclear activist 

NUR-SULTAN – The struggle for a nuclear weapons free world can be won because people understand its importance, as represented by the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who have signed The ATOM Project petition against nuclear weapons testing, said ATOM Project Honorary Ambassador and Nevada-Semey international anti-nuclear weapons activist Karipbek Kuyukov in…

Large-scale book festival invites readers to one-day literature events in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – The 2019 Kitap (book) Fest, an annual event organised in Almaty during the past five years, will be held for the first time 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 25 at the capital’s Arbat near the Yesil River. The festival will include a BookCrossing, meetings with writers, journalists and public figures, photo exhibition, book fair…

Kazakh climber completes Tokyo 2020 participation standard at Climbing World Championships

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh sport climber Rishat Khabibullin has fulfilled the participation standard for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, receiving a quota at the Aug. 11-21 Climbing World Championships in Hachioji, Japan. Eighty-three athletes from 39 countries participated in the qualification. The top 20, including Khabibullin, who ranked 14th, were involved in the qualification contest, reported…

Kazakh boy visits UEFA 2019 Football Super Cup, presents prize to Liverpool

NUR-SULTAN – Ali Turganbekov, the young boy born without legs known as ‘Kazakh Vujicic,’ recently joined Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) President Aleksander Čeferin to present the UEFA Super Cup to winner Liverpool Football Club (FC). “Friends, I was invited to the UEFA Super Cup 2019, in which the winners of the Champions League…