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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

ASTANA – The capital’s main theatre will produce the premiere of Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Madam Butterfly” staged by Italian director Lorenzo Amato on April 15-16. The production team consists of eminent artists, including set designer Ezio Frigerio, costume designer Franca Squarciapino and lightning designer Vincenzo Raponi. The music director is the theatre’s principal conductor and…