Articles by Assel Satubaldina

Kazakh Artists Take Part in Germany’s Ost Anders International Festival

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh artists recently participated in the Ost Anders International Festival online performing jazz, soul and electro beats to their virtual venue. The festival for music, art and performance has been held since 2005 in Nurnberg and seeks to build bridges between the cultures of East and West.  Nasia, a young singer and a…

Kazakhstan’s Rising Star Daneliya Tuleshova Stuns AGT Finals with Sia’s ‘Alive’ Cover (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The 14-year-old rising star from Kazakhstan Daneliya Tuleshova stunned American audiences with her cover of Sia’s “Alive” at America’s Got Talent finals which aired on NBC on Sept. 22. The voting took place online, and only U.S. citizens were eligible to vote.  Spoken word artist Brandon Leake took home a $1 million prize…

Kazakhstan May Export A Staggering 8 Million Tonnes of Grains in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan may export up to eight million tonnes of grains in 2020, said Kazakh Minister of Agriculture Saparkhan Omarov at a Sept. 22 government meeting.  Traditional export markets for Kazakh wheat and flour are Afghanistan, China and Central Asia. Exports to China, in particular, can be increased due to the higher quality of…

Tokayev to Address UN High-Level Virtual Meeting to Mark UN’s 75th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will speak at the United Nations virtual high level meeting Sept. 21 commemorating the organization’s 75th anniversary, said Tokayev’s spokesperson Berik Uali. “Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is expected to speak about the importance of consolidated efforts of international community in addressing current global challenges, including the coronavirus infection, global economic growth…

Kazakhstan, Russia Resume Flights Starting Sept. 21

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan has resumed air travel with Russia today, Sept. 21, on a reciprocal basis, the Kazakh Embassy in Russia reported. Flights will be operated once a week. The decision was made at the Sept. 18 meeting of the Russian coronavirus task force. Along with Kazakhstan, Russia, which suspended regular air travel with foreign…

Public Council Reviews Work of Kazakh Foreign Ministry

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi participated in a meeting of the Public Council that explored the work of the ministry amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the new edition of Kazakhstan’s law on diplomatic service, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry press service reported. Public councils are consultative and advisory bodies created by ministries and state…

Kazakhstan Takes Step to Further Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan took a step to further ease COVID-19 restrictions allowing theatres to reopen and cafes to work on weekends, but with limited capacity, according to the latest decree of the nation’s chief sanitary doctor.  The number of people allowed in cafes and outdoor dining facilities, which can now work on weekends as well,…

Kazakhstan’s Daneliya Tuleshova Advances to America’s Got Talent Finals (Video)

NUR-SULTAN  – Kazakhstan’s rising star Daneliya Tuleshova made it to the finals in NBC’s America’s Got Talent (AGT), a well-known American talent show.  Tuleshova, who is regarded as a star in her home country, is now growing her fan base in the United States, as she advances in the show. In the semi-finals, she stunned…

Al Farabi Kazakh National University in Almaty Named Best Islamic Finance Education Provider

NUR-SULTAN – The Islamic Finance Centre at Al Farabi Kazakh National University won the title of Best Emerging Islamic Finance Education Provider at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2020 held online Sept. 14.   The center, deemed the first Islamic education provider in the country and in Central Asia, was established in 2019 in cooperation…

President Tokayev Creates Supreme Council Dedicated to Reforming Kazakhstan 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev signed a decree Sept. 14 establishing the Supreme Council for Reforms in the country, reported Akorda press service.  The goal of the new body, announced by Tokayev in his Sept. 1 state-of-the-nation address, is to “ensure strategic planning of the country’s sustainable development and the deepening of economic, social…