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Kritsov is a very talented photographer; who cooperated with the Astana Ballet for this exhibition" said Anne-Marie Avramut, event co-organiser, cultural heritage and art history expert, Eurasian Society for Culture and Arts (Vienna) President and Eurasian Academy of Arts (Kazakhstan) Vice President in ...
ASTANA - Kazakhstan needs to increase its domestic clothing production to meet national demand, reports ... During the first two months of 2018, Kazakh enterprises produced clothing worth 4.54 billion tenge (US$13.89 million), demonstrating a 15.5 percent increase compared to a ...

ASTANA - Kazakhstan's national borders with all bordering Central Asian nations have been legally delineated and all border issues have been ... from delimitation, then demarcation of the border with Uzbekistan followed, then the tri-point area between Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan ...
The Dispute Resolution Authority (DRA), as part of a wider advisory project, delivered its recommendations in 2017 to the Astana International Financial Centre Authority (AIFC Authority) on establishing the first specialist common law commercial court and independent arbitration centre in ...
ASTANA - Kazakhstan plans to open three new nature reserves, Sacred Kazakhstan Science and Research Centre Head Berik Abdygaliuly announced at a recent exhibit dedicated to the one-year anniversary of Kazakhstan's National Identity Programme or Rukhani Zhangyru, reports.
CaTRo is a unique operation of its kind in Kazakhstan. It consists of a 70-km marine access channel in the Northern Caspian basin to Prorva oil field where a cargo offloading facility and cargo storage facility will be located, together with all the road infrastructure and associated facilities. A large number ... engineering

ASTANA - Israeli and Kazakh diplomatic relations, celebrating their 26th anniversary this year, have significant potential yet to be explored, according to Israeli Ambassador to Kazakhstan Michael Brodsky. Israel, which is also marking the milestone of 70 years of independence, was one of the ...
Economic cooperation details will be discussed during the April 19-20 Kazakh-Korean Business Forum in Seoul with participation by the Kazakh Ministry for Investments and Development along with Kazakh companies. While in Astana, the Korean minister was received by President Nursultan ...
ASTANA - Kazakhstan can offer the world a completely different model of state secularism and may serve as an example for other Muslim-majority states, according to a ... After the fall of the Soviet Union, independent Kazakhstan, like other Central Asian countries, adopted a secular form of government. religion
International experts pay close attention to important events in the country's life, such as Kazakhstan's presidency in the UN Security Council, President Nursultan Nazarbayev's official visit to the U.S.A. and the Central Asian leaders' summit in Astana. During President Nursultan Nazarbayev's official visit to ... religion
ASTANA – As of April 1, the Kazakh Ministry of Finance is using a free, online electronic customs system. The project, supported by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), aims to eliminate direct contact between customs officers and customs clearance experts, simplifying ... religion
... Novosibirsk, Omsk, Baku, Dushanbe, Bishkek, Tashkent, Tbilisi, and Kyiv in Ukraine. The domestic network covers 12 cities across Kazakhstan including Almaty, Astana, Aktau, Atyrau, Aktobe, Uralsk, Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Kostanay, and Karaganda. The carrier is planning a seasonal ... religion
“We plan to plant trees in Astana. In May, the Astana Economic Forum will be held, within which we also annually select sites and plant trees. June 5 is Environmental Protection Day. On Sept. 15, Kazakh young people will join the world ecological action, in which about 100 countries participate. Together ... religion
The opening of the centre, he noted, is an “example of an innovative approach.” In the future, the centre will be cooperating closely with national science and research centres in Almaty and Astana and medical university in Semey seeking to amalgamate treatment, science and education into a single model ... religion
The awards are also given in Malaysia, India, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, Greece and the United States. In Astana, three graduates were selected among nine finalists for their performance and contribution to strengthening ties between the UK and Kazakhstan. “Here in Kazakhstan in 25 years of ... religion
On March 16 in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana, the foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran summed up the results of their cooperation since January 2017, when indirect talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives took place. Representatives of the Syrian government and ... religion
ASTANA – Bakhargul Tolegenkyzy, one of Kazakhstan's 100 New Faces, has been collecting Turkic gold and silver antiques since she was young, eventually presenting them in her own private museum. In 2000, she founded Ademi-Ai Plus, which has become one of country's leaders in national souvenir ... religion

ASTANA – Officials have indicated Kazakhstan's first ammunitions plant will start delivering cartridges to the Kazakh Armed Forces this year. ... Kaztechnology, a subordinate organisation of the Kazakh Ministry of Defence and Aerospace Industry, is responsible for the plant's construction and launch. religion
ASTANA – The Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, co-chaired by Kazakh First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin and Uzbek First Deputy Prime Minister Ochilboy Ramatov, met March 14 to discuss relations between the states, including the ... religion
ASTANA – The Kazakh government adopted a draft National Report on Combating Corruption presented March 13 by public service affairs and anti-corruption agency deputy chairman Sayan Akhmetzhanov. The document provides information about anti-corruption work in the country and an analysis of ... religion
ASTANA – The Kazakhstan Engineering company celebrated its 15th anniversary March 13. Since its creation, the company has ensured a unified financial, production and technological policy for the largest enterprises of Kazakhstan's military-industrial complex. Today, the company produces cutting-edge ... religion
The match was preceded by an important change in the Astana staff. Head coach Stanimir Stoilov, under whose leadership the club made the most significant achievements in its history, left the team. The Bulgarian specialist will now train the national team of Kazakhstan. The two teams were fairly equal in ... religion
However, as former member of the Urban development council of Astana architect Vladimir Gladkikh recalls, 20 years ago most changes presented a true ... Kazakhstan's honored architect Serik Rustambekov recalls that during construction works they had to adjust plans because of the Esil River. religion
ASTANA – Kazakhstan is launching an automatic system to track the production and distribution of alcohol and oil products called eSapa. The controlling devices – counters – are being installed at alcohol production facilities and oil refineries as well as at petrol stations. religion
She was the first Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellow from Kazakhstan. During the meeting in the Meinhardt Group, she was briefed on our plans to open an office in Astana within the coming months to assist the country in the next phase of its development and help implement major infrastructure and urban ... religion
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered the construction of a new national gas pipeline stretching from Kyzylorda in the south of Kazakhstan to the Kazakh capital, Astana. “Only nine (of Kazakhstan's) regions are currently gasified – mainly in the western and southern regions, while the ... religion
The Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers plan to hold a meeting in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana next week in line with the three countries' efforts to pave the way for ending the nearly seven years of war in Syria. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Turkish and Russian ... religion
ASTANA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is joining efforts with other government agencies to promote inbound and domestic tourism in Kazakhstan, ... The Ministry of Culture and Sport, Kazakh Tourism, regional authorities and investment policy agencies will implement national initiatives to increase the ... religion
ASTANA – A Kazakh delegation led by Almaty Akim (Mayor) Baurzhan Baibek and Georgian administration headed by First Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili and Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze discussed tourism, business and logistical relations ... religion
“We are delighted to join with Air Astana,” Cathay Pacific commercial director Ronald Lam Siu-por said in a statement. “With its vibrant economy, which is set to grow as a result of its integral role in the Belt and Road Initiative, and beautiful natural landscapes, Kazakhstan has many attractions for both ... religion
30 paintings devoted to Kazakhstan's historical past were presented in the museum of the First President in Astana. The paintings include 'Proclamation of a Khan', 'Kerei and Zhanibek', 'Death of Isatai', 'Makhambet' and 'The Duel.' The exhibition by artist Muratbek Zholamanov has a symbolic title, ... religion
ASTANA – A delegation of business people from Brazil, including top management from the Optimal Capital Partners company, met with Kazakh officials and entrepreneurs to promote increased trade between the countries and find investment opportunities in mining, refinery building, blockchain ... religion
Japanese floral art reaches Astana. A descendant of an ancient Samurai family, Midori Yamada has been promoting the Japanese culture for 20 years in the Commonwealth of Independent States. This time, the traveler paid visit to Kazakhstan, where he conducted a master class on Japanese floral art ... religion
ASTANA – Kazakhstan improved its ranking nine spots to 122 and was removed from the list of the world's most corrupt countries on the recently ... passed the threshold of 30 points, it is no longer on the list of most corrupt countries,” said a Kazakh Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption press release. religion
ASTANA – Kazakhstan received 53 points in 2017, compared to 51 the previous year, in the Open Budget Index (OBI) ranking. The rating uses a 100-point scale to ... Kazakhstan's score was the result of limited budget data provided for public inspection, according to the ranking. Extensive information was ... religion
ASTANA – Investments in human capital play a key role in developing the digital industry. State officials, businesspeople and scientists at the Feb. 2 International Digital Kazakhstan summit in Almaty discussed IT trends, focusing specifically on the Digital Kazakhstan programme and biometrics. They noted ... religion
The share who arrived from CIS countries is 78.1 percent while 86.7 percent of those who left Kazakhstan moved to CIS. The percentage of interregional migrants was 33.3 percent totalling 1,058 people in Astana, 3,549 in Almaty as well as registered in Akmola and Mangistau region with 157 and 26 ... religion
ASTANA – The Kazakh capital hosted a March 16 trilateral ministerial meeting of the guarantor states within the framework of the Astana Process on Syria, which was attended by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ... religion
Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry has rejected a Russian proposal to revisit its visa-free regime for U.S. citizens. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow on March 15 that the existing agreement which allows Americans to travel to the Central Asian country without a visa should be "coordinated" with the ... religion
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev (2nd R) receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu (L), Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov (2nd L) and Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (3rd L) at his office after the ninth round of Syria peace talks in Astana, ... religion
ASTANA – The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Steel Committee approved March 16 Kazakhstan's committee membership ... 28-29, 2017, the Steel Committee Secretariat decided to recommend the OECD Council invite Kazakhstan as an associate member,” said Kazakh ... religion
The match was the first for the new head coach of the Kazakhstan's national team, Bulgarian Stanimir Stoilov. Stoilov became the head coach of the national team in early March. Prior to that, he worked within FC Astana, which won the national championship four times and reached the group stage of the ... religion
Stati, who is defended by Dechert, won a case before the arbitration tribunal of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce against Astana in 2014. The court ruled that the Kazakh government had unlawfully expropriated a natural gas facility owned by Stati's company ASCOM. The Kazakh government ... religion
BRUSSELS – Kazakhstan has suggested developing a roadmap to implement the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between the nation and the European Union (EU) and its member states. Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov presented the idea in Brussels Feb. religion
The Astana Hub international start-up hub is a vivid example. It is expected to provide domestic IT specialists and start-ups with an opportunity to start developing their projects today. Only two months have passed since the adoption of the Digital Kazakhstan programme. However, our citizens are already ... religion
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had discussed a possible meeting of their foreign ministers on Syria, which could be held in Kazakhstan's Astana in March, the TASS news agency reported. Bogdanov also warned against escalation in the ... religion
ASTANA – Not many know that Kazakhstan has been providing aid to other countries for the last two decades. A few years ago, the country adopted a law on official development assistance (ODA) and has subsequently launched two pilot projects with the international partners. Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... religion
I also optimistically perceive the establishment of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), which can potentially be a leading institution in education and science. The area of research to focus on could be mathematical modelling of financial markets and mathematical method of crypto mining ... religion
ASTANA – The fairy tale illustrations of Kazakh-born artist Svetlana Popova, known under the pseudonym Veta, fascinate at first sight. Looking at them, children and adults are acquainted with the culture, traditions and wisdom of their ancestors. A child who believes in fairy tales believes in good things ... religion
ASTANA – One year after celebrating their 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Malaysian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Syed Mohamad Bakri recently told The Astana Times the two countries have built strong and friendly ties. He also discussed the current state of relations, possibilities to deepen ... religion


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