Articles by Zhanna Shayakhmetova

ATP 250 Astana Open Tennis Tournament Kicks Off in Kazakh Capital

NUR-SULTAN – The ATP 250 Astana Open Tennis Tournament kicks off Oct. 26 at the National Tennis Center in Nur-Sultan, reported the press service of Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.  The qualification games were held last Sunday with 32 participants in the draw being seeded. The finals will take place on Nov. 1. The total prize pool…

Kazakh Shavkat Rakhmonov Defeats Brazilian Alex Oliveira in His First UFC Debut

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh UFC fighter Shavkat Rakhmonov (13-0) defeated his experienced opponent, Brazilian fighter Alex Oliveira (22-8-1-2) in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut on Oct. 24. The fight took place in the preliminary card of the UFC 254 tournament on Fighting Island in Abu Dhabi.  According to Mmafighting.com, Rakhmonov took out octagon veteran Oliveira…

Kazakhstan Joins Global Campaign to Celebrate 75th Founding Anniversary of UN (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan joined the Shaping Our Future Together global campaign to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), the press service of the UN in Kazakhstan reported Oct. 23. October 24 has been celebrated as UN Day since 1948. This year, meetings, round tables and exhibitions are held virtually to attract global…

Rakhat Confectionery Unveils New Line of Chocolate Products Decorated by Kazakh Artists’ Paintings

NUR-SULTAN – The Rakhat Confectionery launched the Qazaqstan oneri (The Art of Kazakhstan) project in cooperation with the Art Future creative platform, reported Rakhat Chairperson of the Board Konstantin Fedorets at the Oct. 8 press briefing.  The goal of the project is to introduce the customers to the rich contemporary culinary culture of Kazakhstan and…

Ethnic Kazakh Living in China Madina Dumankyzy Performs Dimash Kudaibergen’s Song at Sing! China Music Competition

NUR-SULTAN – A 20-year-old ethnic Kazakh from Xinjiang province in China, Madina Dumankyzy, performed Dimash Kudaibergen’s song “Umytylmas Kun” (An Unforgettable Day) in the eighth round of the popular Chinese singing competition Sing! China. She performed a song in the Kazakh and Chinese languages accompanied by the kobyz (a two-stringed instrument) and a flute.  “I…

Kazakhstan to Host Oceanman Open Water Swimming Competition in 2021

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will host the Oceanman sporting event for the first time in Kapshagay in the Almaty region July 31 – Aug. 1, 2021, reported the press service of Kazakh Tourism National Company.  Launched in 2015, Oceanman is an international open water swimming competition designed by swimmers for swimmers. The list of hosting countries…

Discover Moscow and Learn the Kazakh Language. Enthusiasts are Promoting Kazakh Culture in Russia (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – Moscow residents Elizaveta Osipova and Anastasiya Reshetnikova launched the Moskva Qazaqsha (About Moscow in Kazakh) project about their hometown, its streets and people in the Kazakh language on YouTube.    They also started an online course on the most necessary and easy phrases that people need to know while visiting Kazakhstan.  “The idea for…

Kazakhstan Increases Environmental Program Investments by 24 Percent in January-August

NUR-SULTAN – Environmental investments increased by 24 percent in January-August and reached 92.5 billion tenge (US$216 million), the Finprom financial and business analytical service reported. The increase was two-fold and worth 74.6 billion tenge (US$174 million) in the same period last year. Over the past three years, investments in environmental protection grew by an average…

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Presents Initiatives to Strengthen Global Dialogue at GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi took part in the 15th session of the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum on Oct. 7, reported the ministry’s press service.  Kazakh Foreign Minister Tileuberdi reaffirmed Kazakhstan’s position towards a dialogue based on mutual understanding at the global, regional and nation levels.    Tileuberdi noted that the nations face…

Kazakh Tourism National Company Seeks Ways to Develop Ecotourism at Kolsai Lakes

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Tourism national company presented a new concept for ecotourism development in the Kolsai Lakes National Park in the Almaty Region, the company’s press service reported on Oct. 1.   The main idea behind the plan is to ban mass gatherings, vehicle tours and overnight stays at the Kolsai Lakes. “The tour to…