Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

AIFC Continues Work Through Lockdown, Simplifies Access to Financing For Companies

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) plans to develop several legislative initiatives including green financing instruments, venture financing, and providing medium-sized companies with the opportunity to raise capital on the AIFC exchange in the segment of the regional stock market, reported Acting General Director of the AIFC Financial Services Authority Mukhtar Bubeyev in…

Kazakh President Honors Frontline Medical Workers Posthumously with State Awards

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree to posthumously confer state awards to Oleg Isayev, the head of the anesthesiology and resuscitation department of Kokshetau hospital in the Akmola region and Kalikhan Kozbagarov, the head doctor of Aktobe infectious disease hospital on July 13.    Isayev and Kozbagarov were awarded posthumously the Hero of…

Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare Continues Efforts to Fight Pandemic, Confirms Close Cooperation with UN and WHO

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare is continuing its tireless work to prevent and respond to the pandemic outbreak, said Minister of Healthcare Alexey Tsoy at the July 9 online meeting with United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan Norimasa Shimomura and World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office Representative in Kazakhstan Caroline Clarinval, according…

Astana Opera House Shares Results Of Seventh Theater Season, Success of Online Projects During Lockdown

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House hosted 185 events in its seventh theater season, according to the theater’s press service report for early July. It includes three premieres – Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “Don Carlos,” Léo Delibes’ ballet “Coppélia” and “Beethoven – Immortal – Love” a ballet set to the music of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Haydn,…

Kazakhstan Celebrates National Dombra Day With Music and Social Distancing

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated Kazakhstan with National Dombra Day, which is celebrated on the first Sunday of July, according to the Akorda press service.  The Dombra is a musical two-stringed instrument, which occupies a special place in Kazakhs’ hearts.  President Tokayev noted that this day represents the nation’s course towards spiritual modernization…

Kazakh President Praises Heroic Actions of Frontline Workers, Reminds Public of COVID-19 Threat

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev expressed gratitude to doctors, nurses and ambulance workers for their heroic actions at the June 23 Biz Birgemiz (We Are Together) online forum dedicated to people who work in the fields of education, healthcare, social protection, and those who have contributed to the fight against the pandemic. On this day, frontline…

Nur-Sultan Residents Share Their Passion for Dachas, Escaping the City

Spring and summer are the most anticipated period for city residents not only because of the start of the vacation season but because this period is the busiest time for those who have their own dachas, or country houses outside the city. Many families who have houses in the city suburbs, prefer to grow their…

Debut of Kazakh Warrior-Queen Epic “Tomiris” in US Set For September

The historic film “Tomiris” directed by Akan Satayev will be released Sept. 29 in North American movie theaters after Arclight Films sold the U.S. distribution rights to the Well Go USA company, reported the Kazakhfilm press service.  The film “Tomiris” tells the story of the life of legendary queen Tomiris. As a great ruler and…

Pop Star Dimash Kudaibergen to Release New Album With Kazakh Songs

Popular Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen has started working on his first album sung in the Kazakh language.  Kudaibergen released his self-titled debut mini-album featuring four Kazakh songs  in 2016. His first solo album was titled “iD” and it reached triple platinum an hour after the start of sales in 2019. An album becomes platinum when…

Almaty Authorities Approve More Relief Measures For Small Businesses

Almaty plans to create more than 30,000 jobs through state and regional programs. These include the Business Roadmap 2025 plan, the Enbek (Labor) employment and mass entrepreneurship program, the Economics of Simple Things group and Almaty Business 2025 program. Overall, 40 billion tenge (US$100 million) will be allocated for the implementation of all these programs.  …