Massimov OECD

Prime Minister Attends World Economic Forum in Davos, Signs Country Agreement with OECD

DAVOS – Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov signed a memorandum of understanding between the Kazakh government and the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on the implementation of the country programme for 2015-2016 while attending this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Massimov headed Kazakhstan’s...

Senate Defines Kazakhstan’s Youth Policy, Seeks Youth Participation in Country’s Political Life

ASTANA – The Jan. 22 Senate plenary session established a new basis for youth policy in Kazakhstan, approving a draft law “On State Youth Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and introducing amendments to the existing legislation. “The draft law defines the main objectives and directions of the state...

Eurasian Economic Union Beneficial for both Region and China, Beijing’s Envoy Says

In an exclusive interview with The Astana Times, Zhang Hanhui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Kazakhstan, spoke about the current state of the bilateral cooperation and the future plans of the two countries to expand it, as well as the importance of the creation of the Eurasian...

Around Astana, When the Winter Gets Tough, the Tough Put on Snowshoes

GAITHERSBURG, MD – In Astana’s six months of winter, a hardy few have decided to embrace their flat, cold, powdery environs and take up an activity that seems made for the steppe – snowshoeing. Paul Kenul of Plainview, New York, began snowshoeing in Astana as winter fell in 2012,...

Chinese Company to Build a Wind Power Plant in Zhambyl Region

An official visit of a Kazakh delegation to Xi’an on Jan. 11-15 resulted in plans to build a wind power plant in the Zhambyl region and cooperation in agriculture.   Negotiations took place between Akim (Governor) of the Zhambyl region Karim Kokrekbaev and Chairman of the People’s Government of...

Kulanshi Art Gallery Prepares New Programmes for 2015

ASTANA – As of Jan. 24, the Kulanshi Modern Art Centre, located on the 6th floor of Astana’s Palace of Peace and Accord, is welcoming visitors to view art history films, exhibitions by domestic and foreign artists and special studio classes for children and adults.   The centre aims...

Why Celebrate 550 Years of Kazakh Statehood?

Words, particularly names, can have a great power. As the title suggests, this newspaper is written, edited and printed in Astana. The name of this city, as most of our readers know, means “capital” in Kazakh. The name was suggested by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and has now become one of the brands strongly associated with…

Barys Players Do Well in Continental Hockey League All-Star Game

Hockey’s two premier leagues, the Continental Hockey League (KHL) and the National Hockey League, conducted All-Star Games on Jan. 25. Forward Nigel Dawes and defender Mike Lundin from the Astana club Barys participated in the annual KHL All-Star event, this time held in the location of the recent Winter...

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