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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Altyn Emel and Charyn Canyon National Parks Will Emphasize National Historic Heritage

NUR-SULTAN – The tourism in the Altyn Emel National Park and Charyn Canyon National Park in the Almaty region will be developed with an emphasis on the historical heritage of the region. This was announced at the presentation of the project for the national parks’ development on May 11, reported the press service of the…

Humanitarian Cargos From Kazakhstan Arrive to India

NUR-SULTAN – Two Kazakh aircrafts with emergency humanitarian assistance arrived on May 14 to India’s New Delhi, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  On May 7, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the government to dispatch medical masks, respirators, anti-plague suits, and portable artificial lung ventilation devices from Kazakh manufacturers in…

Coal Processing Plant Opens in Karaganda Region

NUR-SULTAN – The Qaz Carbon company launched a processing plant producing high-quality low-ash coal on May 11 in the Karaganda region, according to the press service of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan. The plant’s capacity is 300 tons of coal per hour or two million tons per year. Some 110 new jobs have already been…

First President Nazarbayev Pays Visit to Turkistan

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the opening ceremony of the memorial to the Kazakh Khanate (15th-19th century) as part of his visit to Turkistan on May 11, reported the press service of the First President’s office.  The monument is laid in memory of the founders of the Kazakh Khanate. “We…

East Kazakhstan Region Observes Growth Rates Due to Regulatory Measures

NUR-SULTAN – The East Kazakhstan region maintained a positive growth rate by the end of 2020, PrimeMinister.kz reported on May 4.  The local authorities took anti-crisis measures to support small and medium-sized businesses, the agri-industrial sector and to develop infrastructure, provide jobs and prevent a decrease in the population’s income. To ensure employment, 77.4 billion…

National Bank of Kazakhstan Releases Research Report on Digital Tenge Project for Public Discussion

NUR-SULTAN – The National Bank of Kazakhstan announced plans to launch a pilot project focused on digital tenge, the organization’s press service reported May 5. “A national digital currency is a promising asset and an obligation of the National Bank of Kazakhstan and will be represented in digital form. The digital tenge will be a…

President Tokayev Meets with Members of National Council of Public Trust to Promote Social Harmony Measures

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with and discussed a number of pressing issues with members of the National Council of Public Trust on April 27, according to a statement by Akorda press service. During the meeting with the head of state, political scientist Marat Shibutov shared his vision for the country’s territorial development. Shibutov…

Kazakh Actress Yeslyamova Wins Best Actress 2019 Prize at Russia’s Nika Awards

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh actress Samal Yeslyamova won the Best Actresses 2019 award for her role in “Ayka” directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy at Russia’s Nika National Film Awards, reported TASS news agency.  Russian actress Viktoria Miroshnichenko also received this award for her role in “Dylda” (Beanpole) directed by Kantemir Balagov.  The awards ceremony was postponed last…

Kulmenov Family Continue Traditions of Nomadic Craft of Blacksmithing

NUR-SULTAN – The blacksmithing art of the Kulmenov family who make armor of ancient Turkic warriors and traditional household items of nomads is known not only in Kazakhstan, but also in other countries.  The Kulmenovs are members of the Union of Designers of Kazakhstan and founders of modern weapons art in Kazakhstan. Three brothers Tursynzhan,…

US Ambassador William Moser Congratulates Kazakhstan on 30th Anniversary of Independence, Diplomatic Relations

NUR-SULTAN – On April 21, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan William Moser held a press conference to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Kazakhstan, the press service of the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan reported.  This year, the U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan launched the 30 Years Together Campaign that goes through December…