Greece Considers Kazakhstan a Guarantor of Stability in Central Asia, Says Greek Foreign Minister

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – Greece considers Kazakhstan the largest and most important country in Central Asia and a guarantor of stability in the region, said Greek Foreign Minister Nikolaos Dendias at a Dec. 5 meeting with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, reported the Akorda press service. During the meeting, Tokayev and Dendias addressed international and regional issues and…

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Astana Ballet Premiers “Snow Queen,” Festive Family Treat Ahead of Winter Holidays

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – The Astana Ballet theatre presented its last premiere for 2022, “The Snow Queen” – a ballet inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s much-loved fairytale that invited attendees to a winter wonderland on Dec. 3. The ballet begins with what promises to be one’s journey back to their childhood, where the icy queen meets the…

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National Bank Raises Base Rate to Nearly 17 Percent

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – The Kazakh National Bank’s monetary policy committee has decided to raise the base rate to 16.75 percent per annum with a corridor of +/- 1.0 percentage points on Dec. 5, reported the bank’s press service. The decision is based on external environmental reasons such as the uncertainty of the geopolitical situation and its…

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OPEC+ Group Agrees to Keep Oil Output Unchanged

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC partners, a group of oil exporters called OPEC+, decided to stick to their October plan to reduce output by 2 million barrels per day from November at the 34th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting on Dec. 4, the organization’s press service reported. Kazakhstan’s obligations…

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Fitch Affirms Kazakhstan ‘BBB’ Rating, Outlook Stable

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – Fitch Ratings affirmed Kazakhstan’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BBB’ with a stable outlook on Dec. 2, reported the agency’s press service. “Kazakhstan’s ‘BBB’ IDRs reflect strong fiscal and external balance sheets that have proven resilient to external shocks and financing flexibility underpinned by accumulated oil revenue savings. Set against these…

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Kazakhstan to Allocate Nearly $3 Million to Preserve Tazy and Tobet Hunting Dog Breeds

Monday, December 5, 2022

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ASTANA – Kazakhstan will allocate 1.4 billion tenge (US$3 million)  for preservation and reproduction of tazy and tobet hunting dog breeds, said Mazhilis (lower house of the Kazakh Parliament) deputy Amerkhan Rakhimzhanov during a Nov. 30 plenary session. Tazy and tobet are considered to be among the oldest breeds of dogs, which have been living…

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Shertpe Kui Festival of Kazakh Traditional Music Fathoms Heritage of Steppe Rhythms

Sunday, December 4, 2022

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ASTANA – Kazakh national music kui, traditionally played on dombra or kobyz, captivates fans from all over Kazakhstan. The music has become so popular that it prompted the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sport to organize a festival of traditional music Shertpe Kui that took place in Almaty during Dec. 1-3, promoting the music genre…

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Kazakhstan Celebrates 355 Years of Prominent Kazakh Judge and Mediator Kazybek Bi, Honors His Universal Relevance

Sunday, December 4, 2022

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ASTANA – Kazakhstan celebrates 355 years of arguably one of the greatest Kazakh judges and a master of the word, Kazybek bi (bi – noble judge), who used language to unite the Kazakh people under one ruler and settle cross-border, regional and local disputes.  Kazakhstan is home to several of the region’s greatest orators and…

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Saka Warrior’s Grave, Ancient City of Craftsmen – Archeologists Make Sensational Discoveries in Kazakh Regions

Sunday, December 4, 2022

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ASTANA  – This year saw fascinating archeological discoveries that are expected to highlight the life of ancient civilizations on the territory of Kazakhstan. The Astana Times provides an overview of the recent excavations. A Saka warrior’s burial in the Alatau district of Almaty  During the archaeological excavations on early Iron Age mounds in the city’s…

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Kazakh Editor Partners With American Studio to Produce Videos for Rihanna

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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ASTANA – Karagandy city native Adilkhan Dusembayev announced his partnership with BRTHR studio, which works with Barbadian pop and rhythm-and-blues (R&B) singer Rihanna, on his Instagram. He published a promo video he edited for the Savage X Fenty Show, Rihanna’s annual fashion show. In his post below the video, Dusembayev said he could not have…

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