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President Tokaev Committed to Memory of World War II, Won’t Tolerate USSR Role Revisionism

Kassym-Zhomart Tokaev opened up in an interview with Russian state news agency TASS First Deputy General Director Mikhail Gusman about the significance of Victory Day for Kazakhstan and its people.  “I am categorically against the falsification of history. Of course, the merits of our allies in those years – the United States of America, Great…

Kazakh President Wishes Russian Prime Minister Speedy Recovery from Coronavirus

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev wished Chairman of the Russian government Mikhail Mishustin a speedy recovery on his Twitter account. “Kazakhstan and Russia are actively cooperating to contain the coronavirus epidemic. I’m confident that we will overcome this challenge thanks to our joint efforts,” Tokayev wrote. On April 30, Russian news channel Rossyia-24 broadcast a video…

Frontline Workers Receive Special Support From Government, Tax Break and Other Benefits

By special decree, the Government of Kazakhstan exempted all frontline doctors battling with Coronovirus from taxes and social payments for the duration of April 1 to October 1. In addition to the tax exemption on pay, the Birgemiz Charity Fund (“Together”) will also be considered exempt. This decision is yet another in an already impressive…

Kazakh Embassy in Moscow Unveils Virtual Exhibit For Internet Museum Goers

A brand new exhibit was placed on the premises of the former residence of Nursultan Nazarbayev near Chistye Prudy in Moscow. Among the exhibits are Vladimir Putin’s personal hockey stick with his autograph, photos from Dmitry Medvedev’s personal archive from Kazakhstan and Boris Yeltsin’s tennis racket. The museum has six rooms. One of them displays…

President Tokayev Sets Steady Course For Reopening and Recovery of Kazakhstan During National Address

In a recent address to the nation, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayav called for solidarity and resolve as Kazakhstan prepares to wade forward into the post-Corona aftermath of economic displacement and turmoil. The message behind the President’s address was clear – the Covid-19 epidemic is under control, and it is time to begin restructuring the economy to…

Every fifth teenager is bully or victim of one, say Kazakh scientists

NUR-SULTAN – Every fifth Kazakh teenager aged 11-15 is either a bully or the victim of one every month, reported the Ministry of Healthcare’s National Centre for Public Health press service. Bullying involves not only physical aggression, but psychological pressure, intimidation, gossip, extortion and mocking. It can be in the form of physical contact, words,…

Public services in Kazakhstan have improved since 2018, survey finds

NUR-SULTAN – The quality of Kazakh public services has increased 2.4 percent since 2018, according to a survey commissioned by the Civil Service Agency. The review, conducted by the Zor Rukh Charity Foundation, was completed to identify the level of satisfaction with quality, accessibility and procedures. “The monitoring results helped develop recommendations to improve the…

Officials to assess need to build second light rail in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – Government experts will assess the need for a second light rail transit (LRT) line in the capital, said Nurlan Urankhayev, head of the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Land Relations, at a Jan. 21 Central Communication Service press conference. “As for LRT, the customer today is the Department of Architecture and Urban…

Kazakhstan to ban live animal exports

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan plans to ban live animal exports, reported the Ministry of Agriculture press service. Last year, the country exported 156,000 head of cattle, 78 percent of which were sent to Uzbekistan and 14 percent to Armenia. Approximately 264,000 head of sheep were exported, more than half of which were breeding stock. More than…

Ministry of Internal Affairs urges Kazakhs to register foreign vehicles

NUR-SULTAN – The Ministry of Internal Affairs urged Kazakhs Jan. 14 to register their foreign vehicles. It emphasised the need to register vehicles imported from Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, noting EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) provisions still require it. “To date, more than 170,000 vehicles registered in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Russia were imported into the country.…