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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

Reviving Kazakh Capital’s History: How Small Initiative Turned Into Unique Urban Research Platform

NUR-SULTAN – “The connection between architecture, history and the visual identity of the city is not always obvious, especially in Nur-Sultan, but it is always interesting,” said Temirtas Iskakov in an interview with The Astana Times. In three years, Iskakov’s Fading.TSE. project has evolved from a personal blog to an urban research platform. “After moving…

Kazakhstan: Tourists Flock to Atyrau Region to Experience Brief Lotus Blossom Season

NUR-SULTAN – The lotus flowering season started on the Kigash-Shora River in the Kurmangazy district in the Atyrau Region, the only area in the country where the lotus blooms abundantly, according to the local Regional Communications Service. The flowering period runs from mid-July to the last week of August. The lotus valley covers up to…

Unique Sgraffito Panel Made By Renowned Kazakh Artists of Past Century Uncovered in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – Passing through the streets of the city one may not even notice various works of art or, on the contrary, stop for a moment to carefully observe the details of these works left on the facades by the creators of the past century. The monumental decorative panel called “Kazakh Folk Crafts,” which was…

Echo of Asia International Circus Festival Kicks Off in Kazakhstan’s Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The Echo of Asia, an international annual circus festival returned to the stage of the capital’s circus after a two-year suspension caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the city’s akimat (city administration). The festival started on Aug. 10 and will last through Aug. 14. The festival was first organized in…

Cosmonaut Shares Video of Stunning Issyk-Kul Lake Shot From Space (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev posted a video showcasing Issyk-Kul Lake located in Kyrgyzstan from space on his Telegram on Aug. 9, reported Zakon.kz news agency. “Finally managed to capture on video Lake Issyk-Kul in all its glory! Isn’t it an incredible sight, is it?” wrote Artemyev under his post, wowing his 23,467 subscribers.…

Frontier. Atyrau Chronicles Art Residence Opens Up New Opportunities For Emerging Kazakh Artists in Region

NUR-SULTAN – This week’s opening of the Frontier. Atyrau Chronicles art residence in Atyrau has become one of the unique events in the country’s creative industry for young talents. The program for the art residence consists of theoretical and practical stages. Five participants, who were chosen after passing the qualifying round in June, have started…

Astana Opera House to Open Souvenir Shops in Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House announced plans to open its souvenir shops at the theater, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport and Keruen mall in Nur-Sultan. Sport suits, caps, T-shirts, shopping bags, handkerchiefs, notebooks, pens, mugs, and other items decorated with the theater’s emblems will be made available for purchase. The range of goods will be…

Kazakh Blogger Shows Fascinating Aerial Views of Lake Kaindy in Almaty Region (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Blogger from Aktau Nurken Tazhibay presented a video of Lake Kaindy’s beautiful view using a drone on his Instagram account on Aug. 3. The lake is a popular tourist destination located in one of the gorges of the Kungei Alatau mountain range in the Almaty Region. Its main feature is spruce trees that…

Glamping Instead of Camping: Tourists Discover New Recreation Activities in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Outdoor recreation is often associated with many inconveniences, such as a large amount of luggage, poor internet connection, and poor hygienic conditions. However, a new type of vacation called glamping has become popular and favored among locals for its comfort and uniqueness over the last two years. The term glamping comes from the…

Aviation Is in My Heart, Says Female Aircraft Commander in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – “I can’t imagine my life without aviation, it is in my heart,” said Kazakhstan’s only female aircraft commander Diana Ibrayeva, 28, in a recent interview with Tengrinews.kz. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISA+21), only three percent or approximately 130,000 civil aviation pilots around the globe are women. India has…