Articles by Assem Assaniyaz

Almaty to Host “Behind the Door” Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence

NUR-SULTAN – The art project against domestic violence titled “Behind the Door” will be unveiled at the Almaty-based Kazakh Central State Museum on Sept. 23, according to an Instagram post by Kazakhstan’s CITIX IT company. The exhibition, which will be held until Oct. 9, tells the real stories of victims of domestic violence through paintings,…

Kazakh Filmmaking Reveals Immense Potential With Worldwide Audiences

NUR-SULTAN – This year, films from Kazakhstan are picking up steam at international film festivals worldwide.  The film “Goliath” by Adilkhan Yerzhanov was presented at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Lido Island from Aug. 31 to Sept. 10.  In May of this year, his other work titled “Shturm” (Assault) won the grand jury…

Mazhilis Approves Draft Amendments to Revive Day of Republic in Kazakhstan

NUR-SULTAN – The Mazhilis, a lower chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, has approved the draft amendments that revive the Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Oct. 25, reported the chamber’s press service on Sept. 7. The holiday was celebrated in Kazakhstan until 2009.  The proposal to revive the important date was put forward by…

Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions to Gather 100 Delegations From 50 Countries

NUR-SULTAN – More than 100 delegations from 50 countries will gather at the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, said Speaker of the Senate (an upper chamber of the Kazakh Parliament) Maulen Ashimbayev, during his Sept. 6 meeting with Kazakh President Kassym Jomart-Tokayev, reported the Akorda’s press service. According to Ashimbayev who…

Kazakh National Museum Hosts ARBA International Exhibition

NUR-SULTAN – The ARBA international exhibition by the TAMYR creative group was unveiled to the public on Sept. 2 at the Kazakh National Museum, according to Kazinform. TAMYR (“roots” in Kazakh) is a Shymkent-based group comprising 11 artists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. They have been collaborating for more than 40 years.    The artists reflected…

Kazakhstan, UNESCO Celebrate ‘Teacher of Nation’ Akhmet Baitursynov’s 150th Anniversary

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan marked the 150th anniversary of prominent Kazakh scholar, statesman, linguist, and poet Akhmet Baitursynov on Sept. 5 with a series of celebratory events under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).   Кnown in Kazakhstan as the Ult Ustazy (Teacher of the Nation), Baitursynov left a significant mark…

National Bank Keeps Base Rate at 14.5 Percent Amid Adverse Economic Conditions

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh National Bank’s monetary policy committee has decided to keep the base rate at 14.5 percent per annum with a corridor of +/- 1.0 percentage points amid an adverse economic situation in the region, reported the bank’s press service on Sept. 5. The decision is driven by the increasing prices of logistics…

President Tokayev Addresses Fire’s Aftermath in Kostanai Region

NUR-SULTAN – All measures are being taken to mitigate the consequences of the fires in the Kostanai Region, said Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev at the Sept. 5 meeting of the operational headquarters to battle fires in the region, reported the Akorda’s press service.   According to Tokayev, the situation in the region is under control.  The…

President Tokayev Arrives in Kostanai Region as Forest Fires Burn Record 43,000 Hectares

NUR-SULTAN – The Kostanai Region declared a state of emergency on Sept. 4 after forest fires burned a record 43,000 hectares (the size of Сarribean Barbados’ island) and forced an evacuation of 1,841 people.  President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev arrived in the region today. The President held a meeting with the operational headquarters, where he learned about…

Astana Ballet’s Tenth Season tо Kick Off with “The Silk Road” Ballet

NUR-SULTAN – The Astana Ballet Theater will stage “The Silk Road” ballet, choreographed by an honored worker of Kazakhstan Mukaram Avakhri, on Sept. 9-10, opening the tenth season, reported the theater’s press service.  The two-act performance, which premiered earlier in June, will unveil to the public the history of the emergence of the Great Silk…