Articles by Uak Manbeteyev

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Deaf Kazakh Gesture Singers Take First Place at International Competition

The House of Culture at the Kazakhstan Deaf Society made news at the recent international Singing Costa Brava competition in Spain. The small Spanish town of Lloret de Mar eagerly awaited Kazakhstan’s delegation. Disabled participants took part in the festival for the first time in its history. The organising committee did not hesitate on making…

New Small Aircraft Produced in Kazakhstan Could be Boon for Farmers, Entrepreneurs

ALMATY – Foreign experts are calling Arai Agro, Kazakhstan’s first domestic light aircraft, a “flying SUV” for its size and agility. The plane was demonstrated for domestic and international experts on April 27, showing off its acrobatic capabilities for more than an hour against the background of the snow-capped peaks of the Zaili Alatau Mountains…

Ninth Edition Record Book Chronicles Accomplishments of Kazakh Nationals

ALMATY – The ninth edition of Kazakhstan’s record book, also known as the Kazakh Encyclopedic Information Reference Book or the Kazakhstan Book of Honour, was unveiled recently in Almaty. The book chronicles the extraordinary and unique accomplishments of Kazakhstan nationals. It is similar to the Guinness Book of World Records, but for the people of…

Kazakh Pilots Complete Mountain Rescue Training

ALMATY – Kazakh helicopter pilots have passed a two-week French mountain rescue training course conducted in the mountains near Almaty and will now be able to take part in complex mountain rescue operations using Eurocopter helicopters. For two weeks, French Gendarmerie pilots trained Kazakh rescue pilots to handle Eurocopter helicopters in the Alma-Arasan gorge near…

New Book Tries to Explain Ancient Unanswered Questions

ALMATY – Journalist and political analyst Seidakhmet Kuttykadam presented his book “Tao of Altai” at the exhibition centre of the National Library of Kazakhstan on Oct. 29. “Tao of Altai” is not just a journey into ancient history, but a search for the original home of ancestral knowledge and the description of threats to modern…

Kazakhstan Fashion Designer Debuts at Paris Fashion Week

ALMATY – The debut collection of Kazakhstan fashion designer Aizhan Zhaksybay was well received during the recent Paris Fashion Week with several large European shops expressing interest in purchasing her designs. Zhaksybay’s “White Luxury” collection includes tunics and jackets from tricotine and dresses from chiffon and felt, which are not overloaded with ethnic motifs. The…