Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Kazakh Healthcare Minister Visits Turkey to Meet With Counterpart

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexey Tsoy visited medical facilities in Ankara and met with Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca during the visit of the Kazakh delegation to Turkey, reported the Kazakh Healthcare Ministry press service.  The delegation headed by Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister Yeraly Tugzhanov visited the district hospital in Manisa. The Kazakh officials…

Kazakh Senate Elections to Include 46 Candidates on Ballot

NUR-SULTAN –  Forty-six candidates will appear on the ballot in the elections to the Kazakh Senate, the upper house of the Parliament which is to be held Aug.12, the Central Election Commission (CEC) Chair Berik Imashev reported at the Aug. 10 meeting. The election will decide the electoral fate of 17 current Senate deputies whose…

Fifty-Six Kilometres in 13 Hours: Kazakh Athlete Swims Across Issyk-Kul Lake

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh athlete Vitaliy Hudyakov set a record by swimming 56 kilometres across the world’s second-largest mountain lake Issyk-Kul in 13 hours and 18 minutes, reported Kazakhstan’s National Olympic Committee.  Marathon swimmer Hudyakov is a Tokyo Olympic licence holder and Asia’s multiple champion. Hudyakov started his swim Aug. 5 at 5.15 a.m. from Cholpon-Ata,…

Kazakhstan Sends Special Military Medical Team to Beirut

NUR-SULTAN – A group of military doctors departed Aug. 8 to Lebanon from Aktau to provide medical aid to victims who suffered from a devastating blast in Beirut which killed at least 154 people and injured more than 5,000 others, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Defense. The group included 29 medical workers and four translators…

Kazakhstan Celebrates Abai Kunanbayev’s 175th Anniversary 

NUR-SULTAN – Today, Aug. 10, Kazakhstan is celebrating the 175th anniversary of a famous Kazakh poet and writer Abai Kunanbayev.  “Hardships come and go, but Abai’s poetry and works are eternal. I instructed the government to designate Aug. 10 as the Day of Abai. Events dedicated to the legacy of a great poet will be…

Human Trials for Kazakh COVID-19 Vaccine to Start in September

NUR-SULTAN – As the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine continues worldwide, the Kazakh Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems has announced a start date for human trials on the COVID-19 vaccine developed by institute researchers for September. Forty-four volunteers will be recruited for the study.  Preclinical trials will be completed Aug. 20 and the results…

Kazakh Folk Music Project Wins British Council’s Big Idea Challenge

NUR-SULTAN – The “More Than Music” project became a country champion in the British Council’s global Creative Spark Big Idea Challenge. Martebe Abidilda, the author of “More than Music,” seeks to familiarise her fellow citizens with Kazakh folk music. The project was proposed by Almaty-based Kurmangazy National Conservatory and the Kazakh British Technical University in…

Kazakhstan Passed COVID-19 Peak, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has passed the peak of COVID-19 infection, said Kazakh Healthcare Minister Alexey Tsoy at an Aug. 3 press briefing.  “We can say for a fact that the coronavirus situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized. You can probably see it yourself. The peak has passed and our goal is to safeguard what we have…

Kazakhstan Ready to Use Pandemic as Opportunity to Develop Local Tourism 

NUR-SULTAN – The global tourism industry has suffered significantly since the COVID-19 outbreak and according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization, international tourism numbers have collapsed by 98 percent compared to 2019. Kazakhstan has been no exception, but the pandemic could also be an opportunity to develop local destinations, said Kazakh Tourism…

Kazakh Association for Biodiversity Conservation Launches Project to Protect Goitered Gazelles

NUR-SULTAN – The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) launched the SOS Goitered Gazelle project to preserve endangered goitered gazelles in the country’s south.  Goitered gazelles are the only type of gazelles living in Kazakhstan, primarily in the country’s desert regions. The population of goitered gazelles has decreased by nearly 90 percent over…