Articles by Yelena Levkovich

Nur-Sultan hosts Museums of Kazakhstan: Global competitiveness international forum

NUR-SULTAN – The international forum, Museums of Kazakhstan: Global Competitiveness, was hosted recently by the Kazakh National Museum and dedicated to its fifth anniversary. Vice Minister of Culture and Sport Eldos Ramazanov, archaeologist Zeynolla Samashev, Kazan Islamic Culture Museum head Ilnur Nizamiev, Athena Epigraphic Museum Deputy Director John Venieri, Northern Macedonia National Archaeological Museum Director…

Italian investors launch renewable energy project in Aktobe Region

NUR-SULTAN – Italian investor Eni launched Kazakhstan’s largest wind power production project Dec. 18 in the Aktobe Region. The $100-million effort is also supported by Kazakh Invest and General Electric. Italian Ambassador in Kazakhstan Pasquale D’Avino, regional Akim (Governor) Ondassyn Urazalin, Eni Executive Vice President for the Central Asia region Luca Vignathi and Kazakh Invest…

Kazakhstan’s Golden Man finishes global tour

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s famous Golden Man, the burial suit of a roughly third-century BCE Saka warrior, has finished his tour of world museums. His travels, the Procession of Altyn Adam, were summed up by Kazakhstan’s National Museum. The main goal of the project was to introduce the international community to the ancient history, rich culture…

Tax-free shopping pilot project launches in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Global Blue, Europe’s tax-free shopping system for foreign tourists, officially launched Dec. 8 in Almaty. Tax-free shopping is part of the state strategy to attract visitors by positioning the country as an ideal shopping destination in the Central Asian region. Global Blue is a strategic technology and payment partner which empowers merchants to…

High-quality ingredients, manual preparation are key to Bambino ice cream, says company founder

NUR-SULTAN – Bambino ice cream has one main goal – to amaze people’s taste buds with high quality, organic ice cream. The pink brand is one of the most recognisable among domestic food producers. The company, which began operation more than 10 years ago, offers in excess of 50 types of gelato, from the classic…

Akim notes economic growth in annual report on Nur-Sultan’s development

NUR-SULTAN – Akim (Mayor) of Nur-Sultan  Altai Kulginov presented the annual report on the socio-economic development of the Kazakh capital Dec. 18. Kulginov noted the positive dynamics demonstrated in the gross regional product growth – there was an increase of 4.2 percent in the first half of the year to 2.7 trillion tenge (US$7 billion).…

UN diplomatic exhibit opens in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh National Museum with the support of the United Nations opened Dec. 10 a diplomatic photo and video exhibit dedicated to Kazakhstan’s Independence Day and the museum’s fifth anniversary. Diplomatic corps representatives, Kazakh deputies and others attending the opening ceremony applauded the more than 50 exhibits. The display features photographs of the most…

AIFC Academy of Law presents first graduates

NUR-SULTAN – The first class of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Academy of Law to successfully complete Foundations Programme for Future Lawyers was awarded certificates Dec. 9. For several months, 54 students from four Kazakh (Eurasian National University (ENU), KAZGUU University, KIMEP University and Nazarbayev University) and two foreign institutions (BPP University and University…

Kazakh capital to have unified design code

NUR-SULTAN – The capital Department of Architecture, City Planning and Land Relations has presented a unified design code for the city, according to its website. The new system will be gradually implemented within the city upgrade programme. In October, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev requested city authorities create the code, as the capital lacked a common urban…

Anti-Corruption service centre opens in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Antikor Ortalygy service centre, the Kazakh Anti-Corruption Agency model for providing transparency, opened Dec. 12 in the capital. The department is the only law enforcement agency in the country that has completely switched to the open space format, as all administrative and operational investigative staff work is done in glass-enclosed rooms, demonstrating transparency…