Articles by Taraz Zaurekhanov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Ancient Ornek Added to UNESCO World Heritage List

ZHAMBYL REGION – The Ornek settlement has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Ornek settlement dates to the eighth-twelfth centuries. It is located 7.7 kilometres south of Ornek village on the banks of the Altynsu and Shybyndy rivers, in the Sulutor gorge of the Ryskulov district. Arab maps composed by Ibn Khordadbeh…