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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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 and EBRD prioritize green economy, digitalization, infrastructure, and connectivity development in cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) prioritize the green economy, digitalization, infrastructure, and connectivity development, said EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso during a press conference on Sept. 23 in Nur-Sultan. One of the priorities that EBRD and Kazakhstan identified is a contribution to the development of the green economy.  “The…

KulanSteppe Project Contributes to Conservation of Steppe Ecosystem, Says Norwegian Scientist

NUR-SULTAN – The KulanSteppe pilot project, launched in 2017, aims to increase the kulan population in central Kazakhstan, which is one of the flagship species of the steppe fauna, says scientist for the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) Petra Kaczensky, who works on the project. KulanSteppe contributes to the reestablishment of new species and…

Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge Presents East Kazakhstan Archeological Discoveries

NUR-SULTAN — Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, United Kingdom, has unveiled more than 300 artefacts from three burial complexes in the East Kazakhstan region for the first time after their discovery on September 28, according to the BBC News and leading British news outlets. Kazakh archeologist Zeinolla Samashev along with other scientists and students led the excavations…

Brand New High Tech Storage Site For Radiation Waste Opens in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – A new long-term facility for sealed disused sources of ionizing radiation (SIRs) at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (RSE INP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, started to operate in early July 2021.  Construction of the facility started in May 2020, after some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission headed by the RSE INP…

First Women Fighter Pilot in Kazakhstan Becomes Crew Commander

NUR-SULTAN – Winner of the 100 New Faces project Senior Lieutenant Ardana Botai made her first independent flight as the crew commander of the Su-30SM multifunctional fighter aircraft, reported the press center of Kazakh Defense Ministry. The Commander-in-Chief of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Aviation Lieutenant General Nurlan Ormanbetov took…

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…