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Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to build two nuclear power plants

Kazakhstan is planning to build two nuclear power plants and dispose waste at the Semipalatinsk Test Site.

Kazakhstan to build two nuclear power plants
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Mystery of fossilized jaw solved in Semey

Semey historians have finely identified the mysterious fossilized jaw that was almost forgotten in a school museum as an unknown object.

Mystery of fossilized jaw solved in Semey
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Kazakhstan suggests putting Semipalatinsk Test Site on UNESCO heritage list

The National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan admits that tourists are very interested in visiting the former Semipalatinsk Test Site.

Kazakhstan suggests putting Semipalatinsk Test Site on UNESCO heritage list
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Semey gardeners boast 'no radiation' mutant plants

Gardeners of Semey city in Kazakhstan believe that their berries and sunflowers are worthy of the Guinness Book of Records.

Semey gardeners boast 'no radiation' mutant plants
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev calls to use lands of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev says that lands of former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site are rich with mineral resources that can be used.

Nazarbayev calls to use lands of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site
Photo courtesy of Ра-меси-су Мери-Амон from <a href="http://www.yk.kz" target="_blank">www.yk.kz</a>
Kazakhstan archaeologists discover Saka princess tomb

A burial site of a high-ranking young woman was discovered during reconstruction of Taskesken-Bakty road in Urdzhar region of East-Kazakhstan oblast.

Kazakhstan archaeologists discover Saka princess tomb
    5th International Academic and Research Conference in Kurchatov. Photo by Tengrinews.kz©
Experimental farm built at Semipalatinsk nuclear test site

Personnel of Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Center built an experimental farm at the territory of Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

Experimental farm built at Semipalatinsk nuclear test site
A scale replica of the nuclear test site is seen in a museum in Kurchatov, former command centre of the Semipalatinsk testing range. ©REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
Kazakhstan renounced nuclear legacy in spite of tough opposition of the USSR military headquarters: President Nazarbayev

President Nazarbayev assured that following the collapse of the USSR Kazakhstan did have experts and all the infrastructure to keep on the military nuclear projects.

Kazakhstan renounced nuclear legacy in spite of tough opposition of the USSR military headquarters: President Nazarbayev
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PHOTO: Anti-nuclear rally was held in the rain in Semei

A rally was held in Semei as part of the International conference called From Nuclear Test Ban to Nuclear Weapons Free World.

PHOTO: Anti-nuclear rally was held in the rain in Semei
Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. Fragment of space technology on Earth: vacuum channel for nuclear explosion energy extraction. ©RIA Novosti
CIS ufologists study high abnormity phenomenon of Semei

Scientist explain the high abnormity of this region by its location in proximity to Semipalatinsk nuclear test site.

CIS ufologists study high abnormity phenomenon of Semei
President Nazarbayev. By Daniyal Okassov ©
President Nazarbayev thanks Russian and US Presidents for assistance in the clean-up at the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site

The testing site was closed August 29, 1991.

President Nazarbayev thanks Russian and US Presidents for assistance in the clean-up at the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site
Semey youth has made an application to the Guinness World Records Book. ©tengrinews.kz
Semey is contesting Biggest City in the World title

Semey students decided to make a New Year present to their city on the last days of 2011.

Semey is contesting Biggest City in the World title
Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. ©RIA Novosti
Biospheric conservation park could be created at the territory of Semipalatinsk testing site

Scientists have suggested to create a biospheric conservation park to continue research at the testing site.

Biospheric conservation park could be created at the territory of Semipalatinsk testing site
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Nazarbayev and Gorbachev to be awarded for closing Semipalatinsk testing site

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Mikhail Gorbachev will be awarded for closing Semipalatinsk testing site prior to the 20th anniversary of the event.

Nazarbayev and Gorbachev to be awarded for closing Semipalatinsk testing site
Eni Faleomavaega. ©Danial Okassov
U.S. Congressman suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Congressman Eni Faleomavaega talked about Kazakhstan President's decisions that "changed the world."

U.S. Congressman suggested to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Karim Massimov and US Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Massimov met with US Deputy Secretary of Energy

US Deputy Secretary of Energy arrived in Astana for participation in the Nuclear-free World Forum.

Massimov met with US Deputy Secretary of Energy
Pavel Chukhrai. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Pavel Chukhrai making a movie about first hydrogen bomb test in Kazakhstan

Russian filmmaker Pavel Chukhrai started shooting a new movie, a love story that happened in the USSR during tests of the first hydrogen bomb.

Pavel Chukhrai making a movie about first hydrogen bomb test in Kazakhstan
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS/Sebastien Pirlet
Ak Orda movement called to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Ak Orda National Movement suggested to nominate Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize.

Ak Orda movement called to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Bolat Otarbayev
Norwegian cyclists proposed to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian "Bike for Peace" sent letters to the US Congress, Norwegian Storting (legislative assembly) and to Northern Ireland MP Mairead Corrigan.

Norwegian cyclists proposed to nominate Nazarbayev for Nobel Peace Prize
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Norwegians will have a bike tour across Kazakhstan

The tour starts on August 6. A group of cyclists will ride along Semey-Almaty-Astana route.

Norwegians will have a bike tour across Kazakhstan