Articles by Saltanat Boteu

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 On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.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

University of Future Becomes One of BCPD’s Major Digital Learning Projects

NUR-SULTAN – The Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD) focuses on coming out with new digital products and has moved to a self-sustaining business model since the beginning of 2021. The University of the Future (UoF) that helps experienced professionals to advance their knowledge and get international certifications has become one of its major digital…

Slovak Metals Company Has High Hopes for Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – Heneken, a major Slovak non-ferrous metal recycling and melting company with a history of working with Kazakhstan, sees great new opportunities emerging for even greater cooperation in the future. On a recent visit to Nur-Sultan, Michal Hudoba, Heneken’s energetic general director said the company “has high hopes for Central Asia, specifically for the…

Kazakh Entrepreneur Brings Local Experience to Running Coffee Business in New York City

NUR-SULTAN – Adema Torebek, a Kazakh entrepreneur, opened her second coffee-tea shop in New York, US, just a month ago gaining experience from a local business in Kazakhstan. Torebek opened her first coffee shop in Nur-Sultan back in 2017 during the EXPO 2017. Although she had an education in law, she chose a different path…

Kazakhstan and EBRD Prioritize Green Economy, Digitalization, Infrastructure, and Connectivity Development in Cooperation

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) prioritize the green economy, digitalization, infrastructure, and connectivity development, said EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso during a press conference on Sept. 23 in Nur-Sultan. One of the priorities that EBRD and Kazakhstan identified is a contribution to the development of the green economy.  “The…

KulanSteppe Project Contributes to Conservation of Steppe Ecosystem, Says Norwegian Scientist

NUR-SULTAN – The KulanSteppe pilot project, launched in 2017, aims to increase the kulan population in central Kazakhstan, which is one of the flagship species of the steppe fauna, says scientist for the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) Petra Kaczensky, who works on the project. KulanSteppe contributes to the reestablishment of new species and…

Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge Presents East Kazakhstan Archeological Discoveries

NUR-SULTAN — Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, United Kingdom, has unveiled more than 300 artefacts from three burial complexes in the East Kazakhstan region for the first time after their discovery on September 28, according to the BBC News and leading British news outlets. Kazakh archeologist Zeinolla Samashev along with other scientists and students led the excavations…

Brand New High Tech Storage Site For Radiation Waste Opens in Almaty

NUR-SULTAN – A new long-term facility for sealed disused sources of ionizing radiation (SIRs) at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (RSE INP) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, started to operate in early July 2021.  Construction of the facility started in May 2020, after some delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commission headed by the RSE INP…

First Women Fighter Pilot in Kazakhstan Becomes Crew Commander

NUR-SULTAN – Winner of the 100 New Faces project Senior Lieutenant Ardana Botai made her first independent flight as the crew commander of the Su-30SM multifunctional fighter aircraft, reported the press center of Kazakh Defense Ministry. The Commander-in-Chief of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan, Aviation Lieutenant General Nurlan Ormanbetov took…

Kazakhstan Celebrates 115th Anniversary of First Kazakh Waltz Author (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan celebrates the 115th birthday anniversary of Latif Khamidi, composer, educator, the co-author of first Kazakh anthem (1945),  People’s Artist of Kazakhstan and laureate of the Kazakh State Prize. Khamidi was a talented creator of marches, waltzes and mass songs and an educator of many high professionals in the field of composition and…

Lego is My Calling, says Young Kazakh Robotics Champion

NUR-SULTAN – The Danish company Lego, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials, released a video about Dias Muratov’s life and journey with Lego. Muratov, an 11 years-old boy from Kazakhstan, who found his interest in robotics, construction, and Lego while fighting a brain tumour from the age of three.  “I am sure…