Articles by Yelena Bakhmutova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Pension System Should Be Improved

The reform of the pension system in Kazakhstan has raised controversies in the society and key provisions of pension legislation continue to raise questions, which warrants explanations. First of all, the transition to the accumulative pension system was revolutionary enough 15 years ago. The expediency of placing the primary responsibility for retirement income on the…