Articles by Yulia Polonskaya

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Tazy Dog Breed to be Recovered

Tazy a breed of Kazakh dog that has been a true friend of man for several millennia, needs to be saved. State support is required in the effort. A hundred years ago, one tazy, also known as Kazakh hound or Central Asian hound, was equal to 47 horses for a bride’s required dowry. That explains…

Kazakhstan Broadens Scope of Space Programme

ASTANA – Many changes and upgrades are being planned for Kazakhstan’s National Space Programme. First, changes will be implemented in the multi-vector development of space infrastructure, including the creation of a space communication and KazSat broadcasting system, a system of remote earth sensing (RES), construction of an assemblage-test facility and the Baiterek space and rocket…

Kazakhstan to Unify Global Sports Promotion Under Astana Brand

ASTANA – A new Astana Presidential Professional Sports Club (PPSC) has been opened to integrate and coordinate in a single organization all of Kazakhstan’s leading sports projects. The new Astana Club will administer the sports of cycling, basketball, football, hockey, boxing, car racing, polo and water-polo under the single Astana brand name to promote them…