Articles by Nazira Kozhanova

Nur-Sultan history festival kicks off with architectural heritage exhibit, discussion

NUR-SULTAN – The capital’s local history festival kicked off Jan. 25 with a multimedia exhibition and public discussion of architectural heritage. “The festival was meant to be a dedication to the city and consisted of a discussion panel, where we tried to raise the questions and stimulate the dialogue about architectural heritage, what it is…

Mamin, Saparbayev hold meetings on preventing emergence, spread of coronavirus in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – In reaction to the outbreak of coronavirus in Asia, Prime Minister Askar Mamin organised a government meeting Jan. 26 on ways to prevent its spread and take precautionary measures in Kazakhstan. The following day, Deputy Prime Minister Berdibek Saparbayev chaired the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on Preventing the Emergence and Spread…

Third Women’s Business Forum in Shymkent gathers region’s female entrepreneurs

NUR-SULTAN – Female entrepreneurs in Shymkent work primarily in light industry, services, beauty, trade and catering industries, Chair of the Kazakh Business Women’s Council and the Atameken Business Chamber presidium member Lyazzat Ramazanova said Jan. 23 to inbusiness.kz. “We have 600 business entities in this industry in the country, and 90 percent are women-run businesses.…

Kazakh-Slovak roundtable encourages increased bilateral economic cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh and Slovak officials hosted a business roundtable Jan. 21 in Nur-Sultan to discuss bilateral trade and economic cooperation as well as to sign memorandums of understanding. “It should be said that more than 40 countries with Slovakian participation already work in Kazakhstan. … Interest to our country is significant,” said Kazakh Ambassador…

Transit of goods through Kazakhstan grew 23 percent in 2019

NUR-SULTAN – The transit of goods through Kazakhstan grew 23 percent to 664,000 containers and total transit revenues for Kazakhstan reached more than 450 billion tenge (US$1.2 billion) in 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Industrial Development reported Jan. 20. Among this cargo, the number of containers in the direction of China – Europe –…

SPACES.nur-sultan city festival to bring in new exhibitions and workshops

NUR-SULTAN – SPACES.nur-sultan city festival that features exhibitions, lectures and workshops is to take place over the weekends from Jan. 24 to Feb. 7. “The team is convinced that the city, its places and spaces are made by people. What the city needs and where its development opportunities are – its residents know best,” said…

New rules for Kazakh currency exchange offices include authorised capital amount, data capture and office hour changes

NUR-SULTAN – The new rules for Kazakh currency exchange office operations include changes in the authorised capital amount, data capture and office hours, said National Bank Cash Management Department Director Zhomart Kazhmuratov in the bank’s Jan. 14 statement to the media, according to Forbes.kz. The first change will standardise the authorised capital amount in cities,…

Nur-Sultan residents discuss city memories in public philosophy talk

NUR-SULTAN – Capital residents discussed the meaning of nostalgia Jan. 11 during a public philosophy talk featuring Kazakh Humanities and Law University Senior Philosophy Lecturer Dmitri Melnikov. The event was organised as part of the Talking.TSE series. “In my opinion, our conversation about nostalgia went well. There was a response from the audience – many…

Anastasia Gorodko wins two dual moguls golds at FIS European Cup in Switzerland

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh athlete Anastasia Gorodko made her international debut by winning two gold medals in dual moguls Jan. 13-14 at the International Ski Federation (FIS) European Cup in Airolo, Switzerland, reported Olympic.kz. Gorodko, 14, won her first gold Jan. 13, earning 130 points, reported fis-ski.com. Janneke Berghuis, 18, of the Netherlands placed second with…

Central Asian country representatives discuss new extremism tendencies

NUR-SULTAN – Government, civil society and international organisation representatives from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Dec. 17-18 for the fourth New Tendencies in Violent Extremism and Preventive Measures regional dialogue, reported undp.org. “This dialogue serves as a platform for governments, experts and the research community to explore and elaborate on required…