Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Kazakhstan Celebrates International Children’s Day

Kazakhstan celebrated June 1 as International Children’s Day with a range of festivities and online activities.  Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev also congratulated his fellow citizens.  “This occasion reminds us of all adults’ responsibility for the well-being, health, and safety of the growing generation. Every child in our country deserves love, joy, and happy childhood!” wrote…

Kazakhstan Lifts Police Checkpoints Between Regions, Reopens Gyms and Kindergartens

June 1st in Kazakhstan gave many a reason to celebrate not only because of the long-awaited arrival of summer but also because of the ease-up of the lockdown in the country, as Kazakhstan took down police checkpoints that restrained movement between the regions and allowed gyms and kindergartens to begin reopening at limited capacity.  While…

Internet Providers Biggest Winners During Lockdown, Experience Huge Growth Since January

The mandatory lockdowns have forced people in Kazakhstan to spend more time online. Internet providers, as a result, have generated the huge sum of 102.7 billion tenge (US$247.9 million) among other telecom services between January and April in Kazakhstan, growing from 90.6 billion tenge (US$217.9 million) in the same period in 2019, according to FinProm…

Tokayev Stresses Need to Promote Vocational Training For Soldiers Serving in Armed Forces

The armed forces should be given more opportunities to pursue vocational training, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev during the third meeting of the National Council of Public Trust. “In addition to fulfilling one’s military duty, military service should instill a certain set of professional skills that can be used later on in life,” said Tokayev.…

Tokayev Chairs Third Meeting of National Council of Public Trust to Restructure Education System

On May 27, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed a major reshuffle of the nation’s education system as he chaired the third meeting of the National Council of Public Trust focusing on the development of human capital in Kazakhstan. The 44-member council was established in July 2019 to tackle some of the country’s most acute issues.…

Tokayev Warns Citizens To Stay Vigilant Amid Recent Daily COVID-19 Infection Spike

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev warned citizens to take all necessary precautions amid the pandemic and instructed the government to address the growing number of COVID-19 cases, as the country continues to ease lockdown restrictions.  “Lockdown measures are not being followed in cities, which leads to an increasing number of coronavirus cases. The government, regional akims…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Eid al-Fitr In Lockdown

As the Holy Month of Ramadan came to an end, Muslims around the world, and in Kazakhstan, celebrated Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid, on Sunday May 24. But while the world is still struggling to curb the pandemic, this year’s Ramadan, which started April 24 and ended May 23, and Eid, brought a very…

Tokayev, Nazarbayev Congratulate Citizens on the End of Ramadan

As the Holy Month of Ramadan came to an end, Muslims around the world, and in Kazakhstan, celebrated Eid al-Fitr, also known as Eid, on Sunday May 24. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev congratulated his fellow citizens on the occasion.  “Oraza Ait (Eid al-Fitr in Kazakh) embodies kindness and blessing, a continuation of the Holy Month…

Chinese Fan Club Plants 2,780 Trees to Mark Pop Legend Dimash Kudaibergen’s 26 Birthday (Video)

The official fan club of popular Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen, or Dimash, as he is known to millions of his fans throughout the world, planted 2,780 trees in northwestern China to celebrate Dimash’s birthday on May 24 as part of China’s Million Forest effort.  Dimash was trained in classical and contemporary music and has become…

Kazakhstan to Lift Export Restrictions On Agricultural Products By Beginning of June

Kazakhstan will lift agricultural export restrictions and quotas starting June 1, said Kazakh Agriculture Minister Saparkhan Omarov. Kazakhstan, the world’s top wheat producer, introduced wheat and flour export quotas in March at 200,000 tonnes and 70,000 tonnes respectively to ensure domestic supply amid the pandemic and banned export of buckwheat, white sugar, potatoes, onions, garlic,…