Articles by Saniya Bulatkulova

The “Cinderella” Ballet Premierе at Astana Opera Will Take Your Breath Away

ASTANA  – The Astana Opera House will present the “Cinderella” ballet on Oct. 8 and 9 in Astana.  The ballet will showcase the well-known story of Cinderella in a new interpretation: the dance is choreographed in a neoclassical style with elements of pop dance and breakdance added. Choreographed by German Raimondo Rebeck, the ballet  is…

Red Book Manul Appears in Tarbagatai National Park in Abai Region (Video)

ASTANA – The Pallas’s cat or the so-called manul was recently caught by a camera trap in the Tarbagatai National Park in the Abai Region, according to the Forestry and Wildlife Committee.  “Up to 9,000 hairs can grow on one square centimeter of their body, therefore, they can bear cold of up to -50 degrees…

Where to Spend Upcoming Weekend in Astana

ASTANA  – The upcoming weekend after the onset of cold weather and the first snow in Astana promise not only a long-awaited holiday when you will probably want to hide under the blanket and watch your favorite movies, but also some exciting events that are definitely worth going outside.  The Astana Times shares the list…

Young Marals Caught on Camera Romping in Zhongar-Alatau National Park

ASTANA – Two marals or red deer were captured by a camera trap in the Zhongar-Alatau National Park in the Almaty Region, while the animals were romping in the park, reported the Forestry and Wildlife Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.  “In 2021, there were 1,700 marals in the Zhongar-Alatau…

ALMA Fest Gathers Almaty Residents to Celebrate City Day

ASTANA – Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan and a major business and cultural center, celebrated City Day on Sept. 18, with various festivals, concerts and exhibitions, reported the Almaty city akimat (city administration). As the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929-1997, Almaty continues to be the country’s commercial and cultural center and the most populous…

Video of Soyuz Spacecraft Launch in Kazakhstan Goes Viral

ASTANA – The evening of Sept. 21 was memorable for Kazakh social media users as numerous photos and videos showing an amazing celestial body in the sky went viral and drew everyone’s attention, as the Soyuz-2.1a spacecraft was launched with the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-22 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 7.55 p.m. local time (GMT+6)…

New Exhibition Unveils Polish and Kazakh Artists’ Views on Space and Time in Kazakh Capital

ASTANA – The Kazakh capital hosted the opening of an exhibition titled Space Exploration. Metamorphosis of Time, unveiling bright artworks made by Polish artist Wojciech Fangor and Kazakh artist Mazhit Baitenov, on Sept. 15 in the Kulanshi Art Space gallery. The exhibition will last until Oct. 20.  Fangor, who passed away in October 2015, was…

Ustyurt Mountain Ram Returns to Northern Part of Ustyurt Plateau (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) published a video of the Ustyurt urial, a wild sheep, on Instagram, demonstrating the return of the species to the northern part of the Ustyurt Plateau located in western Kazakhstan. The urial is a subspecies of the mountain ram that resides in the…

West Kazakhstan’s Akkegershyn Plateau Becomes Nation’s New Natural Wonder

NUR-SULTAN – Among numerous spectacular natural sites of Kazakhstan, the Akkegershyn Plateau located on the border of the Aktobe and Atyrau Regions has certainly reached the top of the list.  The extraordinary landscape of the Cretaceous mountains, which stretch from the southeast to the northwest for 11.6 kilometers, resembles a fabulous picture from movies about…

Dimash Kudaibergen Receives Award from Pope Francis, Announces Premiere of His New Music Video

NUR-SULTAN  –  Pope Francis awarded Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen with a  commemorative medal on the Pope’s visit to the seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions on Sept. 14-15 in Nur-Sultan. Kudaibergen shared the news on his Instagram account. “Many thanks to the Pope for the medal. May your life be long,” wrote…