Articles by Saniya Bulatkulova

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Kazakh Entrepreneur Helped Military Officers During Unrest Despite Severe Risk to His Own Life

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh civil society is still recovering after the “Almaty tragedy” that took the lives of 225 people across the country. Recently, a popular blogger and traveller from Almaty Alexander Tsoy published a post on Facebook about prominent entrepreneur and restaurant owner Dauren Talipov, who miraculously survived  while organizing food delivery to the military…

Imanbek Wins Spotify Award for One Billion Streams of His “Roses” Dance Remix

NUR-SULTAN – A Kazakh producer and DJ Imanbek Zeikenov, known as Imanbek, became the first Russian-speaking artist to receive Spotify’s award in recognition of one billion streams of his remix of Saint Jhn’s 2016 song “Roses”, reports Spotify Russia. The remix has over 1.5 billion streams on Spotify. The list of artists who received this…

Police Officer’s Mother Saves Her Son and Nine Military Officers at Museum During Siege

NUR-SULTAN – Mahsudam Yahiyarova, the brave mother of a 21-year-old police officer, saved her son and nine military officers from the Central State Museum of Almaty seized by rioters on Jan. 5, reports Tengrinews.kz. According to Yahiyarova, though her son Aziz had a day off, he had to work due to tightened security measures. Aziz…

President Calls On Citizens to Get Involved in Building New Kazakhstan, Says Secretary of State Erlan Karin

NUR-SULTAN – President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev calls people to participate in building a new Kazakhstan in his recent address to the nation, said newly appointed Secretary of State Erlan Karin in a post on the official Telegram channel on Jan. 12. Karin said that the President’s speech symbolizes the end of a critical stage in the…

Kazakh Civilians Came Together to Stand Up to Violent Unrest By Volunteering

NUR-SULTAN – People in Kazakhstan are establishing voluntary clubs and working together nationwide to clean up their cities, assist the national guard in patrolling, and help those in need after street battles between terrorist forces and government forces shook the country. According to Orda.kz information and analytical portal, people in the capital city Nur-Sultan set…

International Airlines Gradually Resume Flights to Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – International airlines gradually began to resume flights both from and to Kazakhstan as the country steadily comes out of crisis after unrest began on Jan. 3. According to the press service of Aeroflot, the Russian airline resumes flights to Nur-Sultan city from Jan. 10 after canceling regular flights to the country from Jan.…

Epidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Worsens, Says Minister of Healthcare

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s Acting Minister of Healthcare Zhandos Burkitbayev noted the worsening epidemiological situation in Kazakhstan at the meeting of the interdepartmental commission working to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection on Jan. 9, reports Ministry of Healthcare press service. The country has confirmed 5,093 coronavirus cases since the beginning of January. The spike in…

Preserving the National Legacy: Kazakh Citizens Abroad Study Native Language and Culture

NUR-SULTAN – The Otandastar non-commercial foundation, which supports ethnic Kazakhs, who live abroad and want to come back to the country, has opened 31 online Kazakh language classes for Kazakh citizens living abroad, reports the Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development. Approximately five million ethnic Kazakhs live abroad. With this initiative in place, nearly…

Kazakhstan to Allocate Subsidies For Foreign Tourists

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government will allocate extra funds to travel companies for each foreign tourist to offset the costs of companies starting from Jan. 1, 2022, according to the decree of the Kazakh Ministry of culture and sports from Dec. 15. The subsidy amount is 15,000 tenge (US$34,61) for each foreigner, who comes to…

Kazakh Capital To Host 2022 Asia Triathlon Junior and U23 Championships

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital will host the 2022 Asia Triathlon Junior and U23 Championships on July 23-24 next year, according to an official announcement by the Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation on its official website. The triathlon is a multi-discipline sport consisting of swimming, cycling and running. “Our capital will host participants of continental championship in…