Articles by Nurdana Adylkhanova

Kazakh capital to host Olympics water polo Asian pre-qualification tournament

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh capital will host the Olympic men’s and women’s water polo Asian pre-Qualification Tournament Feb. 12-16, reported the National Olympic Committee. The participants will be vying for two licenses for the Tokyo Games. Four men’s teams from China, Iran, Kazakhstan and South Korea and six women’s teams from China, Japan, Kazakhstan, North…

‘Beautiful, amazing’: UNICEF volunteer from Hong Kong on six months in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – Henry Liu came to Nur-Sultan in July 2019 for a six-month stint as a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) volunteer. Prior to coming to Kazakhstan, he had worked as a UNICEF volunteer in Hong Kong. “I did not know anything about Kazakhstan before arrival and did not think that there were skyscrapers and…

TSE Art Destination opens art library in Kazakh capital

NUR-SULTAN – TSE Art Destination served as double host Jan. 24 for the opening ceremony of the capital’s first public art library and the SPACES.nur-sultan festival. “We are glad to be part of this festival; we are glad for the idea that the festival introduces people to spaces… people should not spend their leisure time…

Kazakh national boxing team holds joint training camp in capital ahead of Olympic qualifiers

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh national boxing team began a joint training camp with teams from Belarus, England, Germany Jan. 21 in Nur-Sultan, the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan reports. The athletes have been preparing for the Asian Boxing Qualification Tournament, which was scheduled for Feb. 3 to 15 in Wuhan, China, but which will now…

Kazakh activist launches equal access project to improve entry to public spaces

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh activist Zhaslan Suleimenov launched the Equal Access project last year to improve accessibility to the nation’s public spaces. The operation received a four-month, $6,000 grant in June from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Asia Media Programme. The main goal is to draw public attention to the problems faced…

Once in KELT, forever in KELT – Kazakhstan’s first English language theatre

NUR-SULTAN – KELT, the country’s first English language theatre, was founded in 2001 in Almaty by the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economic and Strategic Research (KIMEP) University. It provides an opportunity for non-professional actors to receive professional-level stage training and experience and teaches discipline, integrity, time management and leadership skills, said artistic director Jessica Lewis…

Kazakh Ambassador discusses cooperation with Utah

NUR-SULTAN – Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States Yerzhan Kazykhanov paid a working visit to Utah Jan. 15-17, where he met with Utah Governor Gary Herbert, President of Brigham Young University (BYU) Kevin Worthen, Director of the World Trade Centre Utah Miles Hansen as well as representatives of local American companies, reports Kazakhstan’s Ministry…

More than 50,000 Kazakh volunteers at work in the country

NUR-SULTAN – The practice of volunteering in Kazakhstan is developing rapidly, Chair of the Civil Society Affairs Committee of the Ministry of Information and Social Development Aliya Galimova said in an interview with primeminister.kz. To date, there are more than 200 volunteer organisations, twice as many as existed in 2017. Currently, more than 50,000 people…

Kazakhstan-Japan co-production “The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time” released in Japanese theatres

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakhstan-Japan co-production “The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time” was released in Japanese cinemas Jan.18. Japanese director Lisa Takeba and actor Mirai Moriyama attended the first screening at Shinjuku Cinema Qualite in Tokyo. The movie premiered Oct. 3-12 at Asia’s largest film festival, the 24th Busan International Film Festival in Korea held at…

Short documentaries portray self-made Kazakhs in Europe and China

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh travel blogger Kuat Bolatov has produced short documentaries about the lives of self-made Kazakhs living in Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, as well as China. The aim is to motivate others and convey the message that everything is possible. “The project has a social character; no one earns…