Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova  

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Astana Opera to premiere Beethoven – Immortality – Love ballet staged by German choreographer 

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House is set to premiere “Beethoven – Immortality – Love” ballet staged by German choreographer Raimondo Rebeck Feb. 14 and 15 in the capital. The production is dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, reported the theatre’s press service.  Rebeck was inspired by the composer’s life and work. He chose…

13-year-old singer Daneliya Tuleshova named Kazakh tourism ambassador 

NUR-SULTAN – Thirteen-year-old singer Daneliya Tuleshova was appointed an Kazakh Ambassador of Tourism of Kazakhstan at the ZhasStar festival as part of the Year of Youth celebratory events Nov. 2 in the capital. Projects promoting the country’s tourism domestically and abroad are planned in conjunction with the campaign, reported the Kazakh Tourism press service. The…

Modernisation increases Kazakh defence industry productivity

ASTANA – The Kazakh defence industry has grown steadily as a result of modernisation and management changes, the Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry press service reported Oct. 25. In the past year, machine and technological equipment were renewed at military-industrial factories. Labour productivity reached $52.6, a 60-percent increase in 2017 compared to $32.7 in…