Articles by Aizada Arystanbek

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

New Human Rights Reforms to Make Kazakhstan a Safer and More Equal Society

NUR-SULTAN – On June 9, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree “On further human rights measures in Kazakhstan” as part of his political modernization agenda. The decree warrants the launch of a human rights priority action plan that protects the rights of vulnerable people and minority groups, including women, people with disabilities and victims…

Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves of Kazakh National Bank Grow by $2.2 Billion

NUR-SULTAN – The gold and foreign exchange reserves of the Kazakh National Bank increased by $2.2 billion in May amounting to $36.5 billion by the end of the month, shared Deputy Chairman of the bank Aliya Moldabekova on June 6 in an interview with Kapital. “The growth was stimulated by an increase in the gold…

New Decree on Human Rights Helps Establish Effective Protective Mechanisms, Experts Say

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree “On further human rights measures in Kazakhstan” into law on June 9, reported the Akorda press service.  “An important stage of political modernization is a further implementation of concrete measures in the field of human rights. A corresponding decree was signed today. The government has been…

EU Special Representative Commends Central Asian Regional Development, Outlines Avenues for Future Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Peter Burian, European Union (EU) Special Representative for Central Asia, highlighted the progress of regional development in Central Asia and expressed a resolution to expand the potential of economic cooperation during a press briefing on June 8 in the Kazakh capital.  Burian noted a positive dynamic of regional development during the last six…

Former Penal Institution Turned Into Art and Creativity Center in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – A new art residence opened in a building with a rich history in Almaty. Aimed at developing the domestic creative economy, the new residence transformed a former penal building into a cultural space for young creators, reported Kazinform on June 6.  The building was previously known as a penitentiary insulator on Seifullin street.…

International Youth Forum in Kazakh Capital Highlights Achievements of New Generation

NUR-SULTAN – The “We Are the Patriots” International Youth Forum dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Kazakh Independence was hosted in the capital June 4, reported the Akorda press service. The forum focused on the new generation of competitive young people that has formed in Kazakhstan over the past 30 years and its contribution…

Kazakh Tennis Player Elena Rybakina Upsets Serena Williams, Reaches Roland Garros Quarterfinals

NUR-SULTAN – 21-year-old Kazakh tennis player Elena Rybakina stunted three-time winner of Roland Garros Serena Williams with a 6-3, 7-5 victory in the fourth round of the 2021 French Open on June 6, reported the press service of the tournament. Rybakina was coming in as an underdog to the match, as she was playing in…

Kasteev Museum of Arts Introduces Audio Description For People with Visual Impairments

NUR-SULTAN – Audio descriptions of more than 50 art and history exhibits for visitors with visual impairments were introduced at the Abilkhan Kasteev State Museum of Arts in Almaty on June 1, reported Kazinform.  The innovation helps to improve the accessibility of the museum for visitors with special needs, particularly children. An audio description in…

ECOJER International Congress Foregrounds Areas for Sustainable Economic Development

NUR-SULTAN – The first ECOJER International climate congress titled “Shape a Sustainable Future” was held in the Kazakh capital on June 3-4, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources.  The event took place on the eve of World Environment Day and was a part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of…

Tourist Huts to Be Built in Almaty Mountains to Improve Hiking Safety

NUR-SULTAN – Some 15 huts for tourist shelter equipped with Wi-Fi, charging stations, first-aid kits are planned to be constructed in the Almaty mountain area, the tourist department of the city reported on June 1.  Tourists hiking in the area will be able to spend the night and warm themselves in the case of bad…