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Young Soloists of Astana Opera House Make Debut in Gala Programs

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Opera House will present the two-part gala programs on Feb. 20 and 23, the theatre’s press service reported.  The new ballet programs feature six performances that are directed by People’s Artist of Russia and artistic director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Altynai Asylmuratova.  “How Long Is Now?” one-act ballets staged…

Kazakhstan Marks 100th anniversary of Kazakh Legal Scientist and Scholar Salyk Zimanov 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Kazakh scientist, scholar and politician Salyk Zimanov on Feb. 19.  Zimanov, born in 1921 in Atyrau, is an outstanding scientist, public figure, doctor of law, professor and scholar of the Kazakh national academy of sciences.  Zimanov has devoted more than 45 years to Kazakh legal science.…

Kazakhstan Celebrates 90th Anniversary of Kazakh Poet Mukagali Makatayev

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan is celebrating the 90th anniversary of Kazakh poet, writer and translator Mukagali Makatayev on Feb. 9.  “His poetry touched the hearts of many readers,” wrote Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on his Twitter. “The poet’s anniversary coincides with the 30th anniversary of our independence. This is a holiday for every citizen of Kazakhstan,”…

Kazakhstan’s First President Delivers Remarks at GEEF Forum On Sustainable Development 

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev delivered remarks at the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum on Sustainable Development (GEEF) Feb 5, as reported by the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year, the forum was held Feb. 4-5. in an online format.  The message was delivered by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime…

Central Election Commission Summarizes Results of Election Campaign in Media, all Parties Given Fair Treatment

NUR-SULTAN –  On the eve of the elections for Majilis (the lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) and the Maslikhats (local executive bodies) to be held on Jan.10, an important meeting of the Central Election Commission took place on Jan.8. Anastasia Schegortsova, a member of the Central Election Commission, said that the pre-election activities of…

Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Attends Virtual Denuclearization Meeting

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Mukhtar Tileuberdi recently took part in the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Stockholm Initiative on Nuclear Disarmament and Support for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), organized online in the Jordanian capital of Amman, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s press service reported. The participants discussed possible…

Moscow’s Court Sentences Former Chairman of BTA Bank to 15 Years of Prison in Absentia

A Moscow-based court sentenced the former chairman of the board of directors of BTA Bank Mukhtar Ablyazov to 15 years in prison in absentia. This was reported on Dec. 28 by the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office, according to Russian state news Agency TASS. “The Tagansky District Court of Moscow passed a verdict…

Kazakh Government Establishes Institute of Parliamentarism to Improve Legislation

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh Government decreed Dec. 24 to establish the Institute of Parliamentarism under the Parliament to fulfill the instructions of the Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. In Tokayev’s state-of-the-nation address dated Sept. 2, 2019, he instructed to create an appropriate structure under the Parliament, which should improve the quality of laws. The government and…

Artificial Ski Slope Opens in Nur-Sultan

NUR-SULTAN – The sports and training center for snowboarding and freeskiing, a special type of alpine skiing, was opened on Dec. 20 at the park named after Mustafa Kamal Ataturk in the Kazakh capital, the city administration’s press service reported. Kazakhstan’s first artificial slope for snowboarders is also suitable for one of a special form…

Kyrgyzstan Receives Humanitarian Aid from Kazakhstan to Help Fight COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan dispatched humanitarian cargo to Kyrgyzstan Nov. 26 as part of a joint effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic, reported the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The decision to send 16 tons of humanitarian assistance was initiated by Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. The cargo included 400 medical ventilators and…