Articles by Vladimir Osipov

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

“Nuclear” August calls for renewed commitment to nuclear security and disarmament

August 6 is Hiroshima Day, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. There are two key dates on the world calendar which symbolise the anti-nuclear movement. Both of them are in August. The first one is Hiroshima Day. It was Aug. 6 when the city suffered the world’s first ever nuclear attack…

Parliament Member Discusses Plans of The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan

The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan (APK) is a unique organisation that has been making a difference for the past 19 years. Recently, Yegor Kappel, a member of the Mazhilis and deputy head of the parliamentary group of The Assembly of People of Kazakhstan discussed the goals, objectives and tactics of the association in an…

With EXPO 2017, Kazakhstan Steps Into History

As host of EXPO 2017, Kazakhstan takes charge of an event with a long and influential history – which now, with a theme of future energy, may once again pioneer and promote game-changing technology. Over EXPO’s 160 year history, First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan and Commissioner of EXPO 2017 Rapil Zhoshybayev told The Astana…

Transfer of Knowledge for a Green Economy

In his Kazakhstan 2050 strategy, President Nursultan Nazarbayev called on the people of Kazakhstan to rethink their attitudes toward natural wealth. The Concept for Transition to a Green Economy and holding EXPO 2017 both give Kazakhstan a unique opportunity to diversify its national economy, introduce clean technologies and preserve its natural wealth. This opportunity also…

Security Council Tackles Problems Ranging from Terrorism and Extremism to Environment

ASTANA – “Security Council activities are multifaceted and involve a variety of issues, from the prevention of terrorism and extremism to environmental challenges and threats,” Deputy Secretary of the Security Council and Head of the Secretariat of the Security Council of the Presidential Administration Korpesh Dzhanburchin said in an interview with the Astana Times. He…

Adilet, Rukhaniyat Merge to Form Birlik Party

ASTANA – Kazakhstan’s political landscape changed significantly in April following an April 26 congress attended by oblast and city delegates, during which the Adilet and Rukhaniyat parties merged to form the new Birlik (“unity” in Kazakh) party. Preparatory work for the merger lasted two months after organisational and legal aspects were specified. Legal formalities are…