Articles by Svetlana Abenova

New trends in global media reflected in Kazakh media development

Modern society’s intense technological development dictates new requirements in mass communication. Nurgul Mauberlinova, Kazakh Vice Minister of Information and Communications, spoke about the tasks currently facing the nation’s  media. Today, experts unanimously affirm that journalism will never be the same – the high data transfer speed, mass ‘gadgetisation’ of society and overall development of new…

Young Archeologists Uncover Ancient Finds

EAST KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Unique archaeological findings of the early nomads epoch discovered in recent years in the Altai mountains have substantially raised the prestige of the archaeologist’s profession in the eyes of East Kazakh students. This summer, 14 Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University (EKSU) students participated in an archaeological expedition led by well-known scientist…

Cameras Reveal Bear Behavior in Altai Reserve

EAST KAZAKHSTAN REGION – With the creation of the West Altai Reserve, local citizens, particularly mushroom hunters, more and more often share stories about their encounters with the master of the taiga. The suburbs of Ridder are a real backwater in Kazakhstan. According to experts, the population of bears here is at least 100 animals.…

East Kazakhstan Children’s Bike Race Honors History of Domestic Cycling

Schoolchild of Kazakhstan 2014, the 45th international multi-day bicycle race that started Aug. 4 in the East Kazakhstan region, was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of domestic cycling and supported by the national newspaper, Kazakhstanskaya Pravda. For eight days, 120 young bicycle racers, including athletes from Uzbekistan, overcame various distances on the mountain slopes. Shortly…

Competition Reviews Innovations in East Kazakhstan

UST-KAMENOGORSK – A group of professionals organised under the auspices of a project initiated by the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies and the National Agency for Technological Development (NATD) visited the East Kazakhstan region recently to select the best business ideas in the region. This event was an additional incentive for local manufacturers to…

East Kazakhstan Rallies Youth to Green Cause

UST-KAMENOGORSK – To promote its City of Youth project, a multifunctional youth complex that is to become a centre of energy-saving technologies in East Kazakhstan’s Natural Landscape Preserve,  Association of Youth and Children’s Organisations has launched a broad informational campaign, Green Future for the City of Youth! The idea for the campaign, adopted from a…

Nazarbayev School Student Honoured for Research Work in Russia

EAST KAZAKHSTAN REGION – Timur Serikbayev, a student in the eighth grade of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School in Ust-Kamenogorsk, received two awards at the seventh International Conference of School and University Students in Protvino in the Moscow region. The gifted teenager presented reports on linguistics and biology at the conference. Extensive practical material is attached…

DPM Issekeshev Reviews Industrial Development Programme Results and Future Projects in East Kazakhstan

UST-KAMENOGORSK – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev viewed State Programme of Accelerated Industrial-Innovative Development (SPAIID) projects on a working trip to the East Kazakhstan region in late February and said at least five joint projects with transnational companies will be launched in the region within the second five-year…

Customs Union Helps Local Industry Expand

UST-KAMENOGORSK – Vostok-Boilers in Ust-Kamenogorsk has been active in the development of the town and the region. Now, with the Customs Union (CU) and further Eurasian economic integration, the company is expanding even more. The first plant began producing small boilers in 2003. Today, it is involved in the construction of internal and external water…

Couple Creates Smart, Underground Greenhouses

UST-KAMENOGORSK – Husband and wife team Nikolai and Lyudmila Zemlyany have created a garden of unique underground greenhouses in their village of Ukraina, near Ust-Kamenogorsk. The greenhouses, which they have been building and maintaining for the past five years, provide them with produce to sell and give local students a chance to learn gardening and…