Articles by Oleg Taran

Kazakhstan Chairs Working Group of Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

NUR-SULTAN – This year marks the 30th anniversary of the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. On August 29, 1991, Kazakh First President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a historical document, a decree on the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.  The international community, recognizing the contribution of Kazakhstan in strengthening the non-proliferation regime of…

Kazakhstan Growth Seen As Model for Central Asia

Foreign experts are interested in Kazakhstan not only as a template of economic growth and political stability, but also as an important participant in the integration processes of the Eurasian space. In the run-up to Astana’s anniversary as the country’s capital on July 6, Alexei Maslov, head of the Department of Oriental Studies and professor…

Gymnastics Championship Discovers New Talent

ASTANA – The Kazakhstan national rhythmic gymnastics championship was held in the capital on April 13 and gathered young athletes who demonstrated their skills and gained experience in major competition. Seventy gymnasts from Astana, Almaty, Karaganda, Kostanai, Pavlodar, Almaty, and the north, south and east Kazakhstan regions took part in the competition. “It was a…

Head of Tennis Federation Sees Kazakh Players Winning Grand Slam Titles in Future

ASTANA – In 2007, the Head of state assigned Bulat Utemuratov the task to develop Kazakhstan’s tennis. As head of the national Tennis Federation, Utemuratov has done much for that, but the main thing is that this sport in the country is actively developing and tennis players from Kazakhstan have significantly improved their level and…