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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Camera Trap Spots Red Book Mountain Sheep’s Cub in Tarbagatai National Park First Time Ever

NUR-SULTAN – The cub of Kazakh argali (mountain sheep) was first caught on camera in Tarbagatai National Park in eastern Kazakhstan in mid-June, reported the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources on its Instagram. The photo of a female mountain sheep with her lamb was recorded on…

Rediscovering Kazakhstan’s Pearl – Burabai Resort Area

NUR-SULTAN – The pandemic boosted the development of domestic tourism and fostered the construction of new tourist facilities in resort areas. One of them is the Burabai resort area located in the Burabai National Park near the city of Kokshetau. Burabai, which is often called the Kazakh Switzerland due to its mountains, forests and lakes,…

Indonesian Dears Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Fan Club Dedicated to Kazakh Pop Star Dimash Kudaibergen

NUR-SULTAN – Indonesian Dears, the term for fans of Kazakh pop singer Dimash Kudaibergen, gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their fan club on June 29 in the National Library of Indonesia in Jakarta, the Khabar TV channel reports. Created in 2017, the fan club consists of 10,000 people. On the same day, the…

Kazakhstan Fully Restores International Air Travel, Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Level

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has fully restored international air travel to pre-pandemic levels, said Civil Aviation Committee Deputy Chair Saltanat Tompieva during a June 30 press conference at the Central Communications Service. According to Tompieva, the country cooperated with 24 states along 99 routes before COVID-19 started to spread across Kazakhstan, while Kazakh airlines now operate…

Kazakhstan’s National Air Carrier Resumes On-Line Registration, Flight Schedules to China Announced

NUR-SULTAN – Air Astana has resumed online check-in for certain international flights via mobile app and company’s website, reported the airline’s press service. The service with the possibility of printing a boarding pass is available for flights from Kazakhstan to Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul, Malé, Podgorica, Tbilisi, Batumi, Tashkent and Bishkek, and flights from Amsterdam, London,…

Kazakhstan Radically Increases Number of Grants For Local College Applicants

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh government has allocated a record number of 128,000 student grants for local college applicants, which is 45,000 more grants than last year, the Central Communications Service reports. The initiative is dedicated to the Year of Children declared by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in his New Year address. The largest number of grants…

Integration Processes Represent High Level of Interaction Between Turkic States, Says Mazhilis Chair Koshanov

NUR-SULTAN – The integration processes between the Turkic states have been developing at a high level, including through strengthening inter-parliamentary cooperation, said Chair of Mazhilis, the lower house of the Kazakh Parliament, Yerlan Koshanov at the June 24 eleventh plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TURKPA) in Cholpon-Ata, reports Mazhilis’s press service.…

Kazakhstan Resumes Air Travel with China Two Years After Suspending Flights

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and China will resume flights from July 1, more than two years after being grounded, announced the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan. The timetable and routes are expected to be announced soon. China introduced new rules for Kazakh citizens to enter the country. Before departure, passengers must spend 10 days in self-isolation, monitor…

Kazakh People Continue to Make Efforts to Restore Aral Sea

NUR-SULTAN – Two Kazakh fishermen Akanzhan and Adilzhan Abdikov seek to revive fishery in their home, the Kyzylorda Region, and contribute to the small Aral Sea revival, reports the Khabar TV channel. The Small Aral Sea covers an area of a little less than 3,500 square kilometers and is the northern part of the shrinking Aral…

President Tokayev Reviews Preparation for Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions

NUR-SULTAN – Speaker of the Senate Maulen Ashimbayev briefed Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on the preparations for the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions scheduled for Sept. 14-15 in Nur-Sultan during their June 22 meeting, reported the presidential press service.   The congress was first convened in 2003 upon the initiative of Kazakhstan’s…