Articles by Aizada Arystanbek

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

New Kazakh Film “The Horse Thieves” Starring Samal Yeslyamova Is Released in French Theaters

NUR-SULTAN – The new Kazakh film “The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time” starring Samal Yeslyamova has been released in theaters across 21 cities in France, reported Kazinform on July 29. The film tells a tale of a close-knit family whose serene life is shaken when a gang of horse thieves kills the father of the…

Kazakh Government Offers Incentives for Businesses to Implement Safety Measures As Coronavirus Cases Rapidly Rise in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government has introduced plans to include more business enterprises in the Ashyq project and offer more lenient working hours for businesses who follow sanitary measures, as the coronavirus incidence rate has increased by 5.2 times since June. The Kazakh Ministry of Healthcare issued an official statement from the Chief Sanitary Doctor…

AERC Expects Kazakhstan’s Real GDP to Continue Its Recovery, Warns About Consequences of New Coronavirus Wave

NUR-SULTAN – The Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) shared its macroeconomic report on Kazakhstan on July 26, projecting the country’s 2021 real GDP growth to reach about 3.9 percent and expressing concern that the economic recovery could be affected by a new coronavirus lockdown. The experts at the AERC rely on three main factors for…

Kazakhstan’s Share of Bitcoin Mining Increases Sixfold Surging to Third Place Worldwide

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s bitcoin mining has dramatically surged into third place on the global market as the country’s share reached 8.2 percent in April, reported the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance on July 15. The sixfold increase occurred in Kazakhstan between September 2019, when the country’s mining share was 1.9 percent, and this Spring.  For…

Trade Between Kazakhstan and Central Asian Countries Grows 35% Since 2020

NUR-SULTAN – Trade between Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries grew by 35 percent over the year, according to the report of the Kazakh Bureau of National statistics for January-May 2021. Kazakhstan’s trade with other Central Asian states reached $2.3 billion for the first half of the year, which represents a 34.7 percent increase from the…

Bank Accounts for Cryptocurrency Will Be Available in Kazakhstan As Country Expands Its Crypto Mining to Global Market

NUR-SULTAN – Opening a bank account for cryptocurrency will soon be a possibility in Kazakhstan. Kazakh citizens will have the opportunity to invest in bitcoin, sell cryptocurrency on the exchange market and transfer their income into money, reported 24.kz on July 25. The Kazakh Association of Blockchain and Data Center Industry reported that crypto exchanges…

Eurasian Economic Commission and Islamic Organization for Food and Security Join Efforts to Promote Agricultural Development

NUR-SULTAN – The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) and the Islamic Organization for Food and Security (IOFS) signed a memorandum of understanding promoting agricultural development and improving food security among the state members of the IOFS on July 22 in Moscow, reported the press service of the EEC. The event was attended by representatives of the…

Kazakhstan and Russia Sign Agreement for Manufacturing New Multipurpose Aircraft on Domestic and International Markets

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh and Russian businesses, the Ural Civil Aviation Plant and the Kazakhstan Aviation Industry (KAI), signed a $13.5-million agreement for manufacturing new light multipurpose aircraft Baikalat at the 15th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2021 in Zhukovskiy, Russia, reported the press service of the salon on July 21. Per the agreement, KAI acquired…

Forbes Names Kazakh Olympic Uniform Among Most Stylish At Tokyo Games

NUR-SULTAN – On July 20, American magazine Forbes named Kazakh National Olympic Team’s uniform among its list of the most stylish uniforms at this Summer Olympics in Tokyo. “The signature turquoise and blue color palette is reminiscent of the endless sky above the Kazakh steppes. Such a style-savvy presentation solidifies fashion capital status for Astana…

IT Company Kazdream Develops First Digital Voice Assistant in Kazakh

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh IT company Kazdream has developed the first-ever digital voice assistant that recognizes the Kazakh language, reported Qazaqtv.com on July 21.  The device is an analog of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the new technology is capable of supporting conversation, giving advice and answering questions about the weather or the exchange rate in…