Proposed Changes to Oralman Legislation to Relax Some Settlement Rules

ASTANA – Kazakhstan may once again adjust legislation relating to ethnic Kazakhs wishing to immigrate to Kazakhstan (called oralmans, “returnees,” in Kazakh) in response to the country’s demographic goals and the needs of migrants. According to Aslan Karzhaubayev, vice chairman of the Committee on Migration of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of...

After 13 Years, New Wedding Palace to be Built in Astana

ASTANA – A new wedding palace will emerge in Astana soon as part of the Zhastar  Palace, said the administrator of the Zhastar reconstruction programme and director of the Nurli Astana Corporate Fund, Sharmerden Zhanbosinov. “Zhastar Palace is going to be reconstructed. The name of the complex will remain...

Deputy FM Visits Africa, Meets with Government Officials

Kazakh Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yerzhan Ashikbayev, acting as a special envoy of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, visited several countries in Africa beginning on July 22. During the visit, he went to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoireand Benin where he took part in the Ministerial Conference on New Partnerships for Productive...

16th Astana Day Marked with Days of Events, Launch of New Facilities

ASTANA – The nation’s capital celebrated Astana Day on July 6 with several days of festivals and concerts by world renowned and national singers and bands, including Akon, A’STUDIO, Mezzoforte, Level 42 and many others. The event is held annually to celebrate Astana as Kazakhstan’s capital. Kazakh President Nursultan...

Transport and Logistics Business Development Tour Leads to Potential Partnerships

ASTANA – Fifteen small and medium-sized business owners, including four women, in the transport and logistics sector returned to Kazakhstan on June 20 from a business development tour through Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, where they met potential American partners, received general and sector-specific business...

Six-Year-Old Almaty Dancer Wins Austrian Contest

S ix-year-old Almaty dancer Sofie Manasyan won two prizes at the Constellation of Vienna: Music, Harmony, Art international festival, a celebration of children’s and youth creativity, which took place in Vienna from June 28 to July 3. The young dancer received an award in the choreography category and was also...

Kazakhstan’s ambitions for economic and social growth

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has recently launched no less than 75 new projects under the auspices of the second five years of the State Programme of Accelerated Industrial and Innovative Development. These are, of course, very serious and grand plans that will strive to take the country to new heights in terms of economic growth. But…

Astana Pro Team Bicyclist Vincenzo Nibali Wins Tour De France, Puts His Name On Record Sheets

ASTANA – Vincenzo Nibali became the sixth man in history and the first Italian since 1998 to win all three of cycling’s major tours as he secured a victory in this year’s Tour de France on Sunday. Nibali wore the overall leader’s yellow jersey for all but two stages...

Turkish Tourism Industry Representatives Provide Training in Astana

ASTANA – Representatives of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism came to Astana to train 86 local hotel industry workers, who earned international certificates by the end of the programme.  The training was organised as part of the city’s preparation for international exposition EXPO 2017. According to Deputy...