Articles by Saniya Seilkhanova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

More than 100 Rest Days including National Holidays Are Expected For 2021 in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – In 2021, 121 rest days including national holidays are scheduled in Kazakhstan, reported Zakon.kz. It should be noted that for almost all holidays in the next year, people will rest for three-four days, as they fall near the weekends.  According to the report, the longest weekend in the 2021 year will be held…

Astana Ballet Theater Launches Streaming Service to Present Virtual Reality Ballet

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Ballet theater has launched its first streaming service to produce performances in 360 degrees by using VR technologies on Dec. 28 in the Kazakh capital. The new format was created to allow spectators to watch performances virtually.   “The pandemic showed us the need to find new forms of communication with spectators.…

Knitted Eco-Tree to be Set Up in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – A six-meter tall eco-tree made from yarn will be installed in the center of the capital ahead of the New Year, reported Khabar.24.  More than 100 people including schoolchildren, parents and public organizations from different parts of the country made a festive tree in the national style. “The eco-tree consists of multi-colored knitted…

Kazakhstan Observes Increase of Women’s Entrepreneurial Activities

NUR-SULTAN – Women’s entrepreneurship is playing a major role in Kazakhstan’s economy with its contribution of 39 percent to GDP, according to Zakon.kz. In Kazakhstan, women occupy over 51 percent of the total population and they also make up almost half of the employed population – 49 percent, reported the Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund, which…