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Melody of Tengri Presentation of a DVD version of The Spirit of Tengri festival took place in Almaty in the end of November. Two ethnic bands Namgar from Buryatia and Argymak from Bashkortostan performed at the concert dedicate. The audience exploded in cheers for Argymak songs that are in many ways similar to Kazakh songs. “During our visit we felt the spirit of our ancestors. Bashkirs and Kazakhs have visited each other, shared news and lived like brothers since old times. Our ancestors were the founders of rap. They rapped on the go. (…) It is great to see talented artistic people in the contemporary society,” Rinat Ramazanov of Argymak said. A special two-disc edition The Spirit of Tengri-2014 contains extensive material. Besides a 1.5-hour recording of the best performances of each of the artists who graced the summer stage of The Spirit of Tengri, the edition also contains the best hits of participants in a studio format.
28 ноября 2014
In the footsteps of great Central Asian explorer Kazakhstan National Geographic Society organized an expedition into Kashgaria, a poorly studied region of Central Asia. The scientific and research expedition was dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the birth of the great Kazakh scholar Shoqan Walikhanov, hence, its name - Following Shoqan Walikhanov’s Caravan Route. The team of researchers and scientists from Kazakhstan set off on July 25. In a span of 13 days, they ventured onto following the expedition route taken by Shoqan Walikhanov 155 years ago. The route included cities on the Great Silk Road and covered six thousand kilometers in China and Kyrgyzstan.
02 сентября 2014
Consequences of mud flood near Almaty 300 thousand cubic meters of water came down off schedule from a mountain lake in Talgar near Almaty on July 17. It was caught by a dam and did not reach the city. There were no casualties, but several houses and cars were damaged.
20 августа 2014
Malaysian Boeing crash site in Ukraine Malaysia Airlines aircraft crashed in Donetsk, Ukraine in the afternoon on July 17. There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board the plane. They were all killed in the crash. The most likely likely cause of the accident was a Buk ground-to-air missile that hit it.
30 июля 2014
My Kazakhstan photo exhibition In April, 2014 the Kasteyev Arts Museum hosted a photo exhibition called My Kazakhstan. Igor Vovnyanko is the author of the works presented at the exhibition. He is a famous film director and Chairman of Kazakhstan Filmmakers' Union. The exhibition is the main part of the series called The Anthology of Ethnic and Architectural Landscape of Kazakhstan. Photos by ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
30 мая 2014
Kazakh village life Pictures of Kazakh village (aul) every day life.
20 мая 2014
Geneva Motor Show 2014 The International Geneva Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in Geneva, Switzerland, which presents the latest trends of automative industry. The first exhibition was held in 1905. In 2014, 84th Geneva Motor Show opened on March 6-16.
22 марта 2014
Magnificient Astana Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. It is the country's second largest city (after Almaty) and located in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim River. The architecture of Astana is impressive and beautiful.
12 марта 2014
Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro Rio has plunged into five days of hedonistic revelry as the city's legendary carnival opened on February 28, with King Momo taking the keys of the city and declaring joy by decree. The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a world famous festival held before Lent every year and considered the biggest carnival in the world with two million people per day on the streets. The first festivals of Rio date back to 1723. One of the many main purposes of the Rio carnival parade is for samba schools to compete with fellow rival... not (they are called co-sisters) samba-schools; this competition is the climax of the whole carnival festival in this city, related to the samba-schools environment. Each school chooses a theme to try and portray in their entry. The samba schools work to build the best floats, costumes, lyrics, aesthetics, to represent their themes. As the parade is taking place in the Sambodromo and the balls are being held in the Copacabana Palace and beach, many of the carnival participants are at other locations. Elegance and extravagance are usually left behind, but music and dancing are still extremely common. Anyone is allowed to participate in the street festivals.
04 марта 2014
Best moments of Sochi Olympics 2014 R-Sport made a selection of the best moments of the Winter Olympics 2014. The 22th Winter Olympic Games, a major international multi-sport event, was held in Sochi on February 7-23, 2014. A total of 98 events in 15 winter sports were held during the Games. A number of new competitions were held during the Games, including biathlon mixed relay, women's ski jumping, mixed-team figure skating, mixed-team luge, half-pipe skiing, ski and snowboard slopestyle, and snowboard parallel slalom. The events took place around two clusters of new venues: the Olympic Park constructed on the coast of the Black Sea with Fisht Olympic Stadium and the resort of Krasnaya Polyana for snow events.
04 марта 2014
Astana Arlans vs Poland Hussars Astana Arlans, boxing club of Kazakhstan, completed the last bout before the WSB 4th season playoffs, winning 4:1 over the Poland Hussars.
03 марта 2014
Funniest moments of men figure-skating singles at Sochi Olympics 2014 Figure-skating is one of the most beautiful sports. However, the spectators are not always able to see the real emotions the athletes are experiencing when performing the most complex elements and moves. Sometimes their face expressions make us smile. Sport portal Chempionat.com selected the funniest moments of the men singles at the Sochi Olympic 2014. Denis Ten, bronze winner 2014 from Kazakhstan was included into the selection as well.
28 февраля 2014
Ukraine: Street fighting in Kiev Protests in Kiev, Ukraine, have been intensifying after February 18, 2014, and have already claimed more than 77 lives. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich met with opposition leaders and representatives of the European Union and they agreed to strike a peace deal to end the bloodshed.
22 февраля 2014
64th Berlin International Film Festival The 64th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held on February 6-16, 2014 in Germany. 20 movies competed for the Golden Bear, the main prize of film festival.

Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice by Diao Yinan won the top European prize. The Jury Grand Prix (Silver Bear) was given to The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson. The Silver Bear for the Best Director went to Richard Linklater for Boyhood. Haru Kuroki and his The Little House received the Silver Bear for the Best Actress, and the Silver Bear for the Best Actor went to Liao Fan for Black Coal, Thin Ice. The Silver Bear for the Best Script was taken by Stations of the Cross by Dietrich Bruggemann and the Silver Bear for the Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Cinematography was given to Blind Massage by Lou Ye.

The jury, led by American film producer and screenwriter James Schamus, included producer Barbara Broccoli, actress Trine Dyrholm, director Mitra Farahani, actress Greta Gerwig,director Michel Gondry, actors Tony Leung and Christoph Waltz.

The Berlin International Film Festival also called the Berlinale, is one of the world's leading film festivals and most reputable media events. Founded in West Berlin in 1951 at the initiative of U.S. Film officer Oscar Martay, the festival has been celebrated annually in February since 1978. With around 300,000 tickets sold and 500,000 admissions it is considered the largest publicly attended film festival worldwide based on actual attendance rates.
21 февраля 2014
Performance of Denis Ten at Sochi Olympics 2014 Kazakhstan’s 20-y.o. figure skater Denis Ten won the first medal for Kazakhstan at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, scoring 255.10 points. Ten climbed from the 9th line after the short program to the Olympic bronze in the men's free skating at the Iceberg Skating Palace. The famous figure-skater from Kazakhstan was the only one of the top seven to skate clean, with Japanese Yuzuru Hanyu claiming the first gold for Japan despite falling twice ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada.
18 февраля 2014
Festival of romantic love Valentine's Day, a festival of romantic love, is celebrated on February 14 in many countries around the world, although it is not a bank holiday in most of them. People exchange gifts, chocolates, flowers and special hand written cards (usually heart-shaped valentine cards). The most common Valentine's Day symbols are hearts, especially in reds and pinks, and pictures or models of Cupid. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England. This may have followed on from the Pagan fertility festivals that were held all over Europe as the winter came to an end.
14 февраля 2014
Opening Ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi dazzled the world on February 7 with an opening ceremony featuring a feast of Russian music and a cast of thousands including ballet stars, acrobats, cosmonauts -- and even an ex-heavyweight boxer. The theme of the event was Dreams of Russia, with a young girl named Lyubov (Love) guiding spectators at the packed Fisht stadium on the Black Sea coast through thousands of years of Russian history. With the mists clearing after a spectacular opening sequence in the roofed venue, President Vladimir Putin looked on while a choir from the Sretensky Monastery sang the Russian national anthem as the flag was raised by a group of Russian cosmonauts.
10 февраля 2014
Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin vs. Osamanu 'Ozzie Adams' Adama Kazakhstan's Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin has TKOed Ghana's professional boxer Osamanu Adama and defended his WBA and IBO Middleweight titles on February 2 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The 31-y.o. professional boxer from Kazakhstan has 29 victories out of his 29 fights and ended 26 of them with KOs.
03 февраля 2014
Sambo World Cup Stage in Almaty A Sambo World Cup Stage was held in Kazakhstan's Almaty on January 24-27. It was the first stage out of four of the World Cup 2014. The Russian national team won the first place with 11 gold medals in 11 weight categories out of 22. The Kazakh team got the second place in the overall with 6 gold medals. And Belarus won the third place earning two gold medals. More than 350 athletes from 20 countries participated in the World Cup Stage.
30 января 2014
Kazakhstan vs. Belgium Devis Cup draw The Devis Cup, the premier international team event in men's tennis, kicked off in Astana on January 31. Kazakhstan and Belgium’s tennis professional are competing for the Cup. The names of the rivals were unveiled during the draw. The match between Mikhail Kukushkin and Ruben Bemelmans opens the championship. The Davis Cup is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is held annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format.
30 января 2014

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