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Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

The flamboyant designer of Japanese cartoon and global mega-brand Hello Kitty defended the cute cat against new rivals Thursday as the character prepares to celebrate her 40th birthday.

Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Day of Capital celebration in Astana

Almost one million people gathered in Astana for the celebrations of the Capital Day this year.

Day of Capital celebration in Astana
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru.
Astana celebrates 16th anniversary as Kazakhstan's capital

Astana city has celebrated its 16th anniversary since its official presentation as capital of Kazakhstan.

Astana celebrates 16th anniversary as Kazakhstan's capital
©Vladimir Prokopenko
Almaty hosts first night bike ride in Kazakhstan

Almaty had its first night bike ride on July 4, 2014. It was dedicated to celebrations of the Astana Day.

Almaty hosts first night bike ride in Kazakhstan
Festive fireworks in Astana. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz.
Grand fireworks on Astana Day

Fireworks will go off from three locations in Astana today, July 6, to celebrate the 16th anniversary of Astana.

Grand fireworks on Astana Day
A still of the 4D-show on youtube.com
Remarkable 4D show promised for Astana Day celebrations

Celebrations of the 16th anniversary of Astana will include an unforgettable 4D-show.

Remarkable 4D show promised for Astana Day celebrations
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Magic Astana to blur the line between reality and imagination

International illusionist festival Magic Astana will be held in Kazakhstan’s capital on 5-6 July.

Magic Astana to blur the line between reality and imagination
King Felipe VI takes Spanish throne
King Felipe VI takes Spanish throne

King Felipe VI took the Spanish crown Thursday, setting the stage for celebrations in the flag-festooned capital a day after his father quit the throne with tears in his eyes.

King Felipe VI takes Spanish throne
Charles Aznavour. ©Reuters/Hamad I Mohammed
Charles Aznavour dazzles London at 90

Legendary French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, who celebrated his 90th birthday on stage in Berlin last month, defied the years to charm 5,500 spectators at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Charles Aznavour dazzles London at 90
Photo © RIA Novosti. Alexandr Wilf.
Hundreds of military vehicles drive through Red Square

The military parade commemorating the 69th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany was held on Moscow’s Red Square on 9 May.

Hundreds of military vehicles drive through Red Square
Photo © Youth Policy Department
30 thousand students participate in love quest in Almaty

Big Love Fest was held in Almaty for the fourth time as a celebration of the Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan-Sulu Day, a Kazakh version of the Valentine's Day.

30 thousand students participate in love quest in Almaty
Photo courtesy of the official website of the President of Kazakhstan
Military parade on Fatherland Defender's Day in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in a celebratory military parade in honour of the Defenders of the Fatherland Day.

Military parade on Fatherland Defender's Day in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Impossible to be happy alone, unity is key: Nazarbayev

President Nazarbayev has participated in the celebration of the Holiday of Nations Unity in Astana.

Impossible to be happy alone, unity is key: Nazarbayev
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovskiy
History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan

The main idea behind the celebration is to create awareness of the great number of ethnic groups and nations living in Kazakhstan.

History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan
Fountain near circus ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Fountain season starts May 1 in Almaty

May 1 is the day Almaty will start its fountain season this year. 10 large fountains will be turned on.

Fountain season starts May 1 in Almaty
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovskiy
How Astana and Almaty will celebrate Unity of Nations

Almaty and Astana have prepared a great number of venues and concerts to celebrate all the nations living in Kazakhstan.

How Astana and Almaty will celebrate Unity of Nations
President Jacob Zuma (C) cuts a cake as crowds gather to celebrate Freedom Day. ©Reuters/Skyler Reid
South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.

South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete. ©Reuters/Stringer
Tanzania marks 50th anniversary with midlife crisis

The east African nation of Tanzania marks its 50th birthday this weekend, but celebrations are being overshadowed by a tussle over the union between the mainland and the islands of Zanzibar.

Tanzania marks 50th anniversary with midlife crisis
Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday
Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday

Gladiators, horsemen and women with flowers in their hair brought history alive Monday at Rome's Circus Maximus where thousands gathered to celebrate the Eternal City's 2,767th birthday.

Gladiators, horsemen help fete Rome's 2,767th birthday
The Metropolitan Bishop Alexander and President Nazarbayev. Photo ©<a href="http://mitropolia.kz/" target="_blank">mitropolia.kz</a>
Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the Ascension Cathedral in Almaty to wish Happy Easter to all Christian Kazakhstanis.

Easter unites Kazakhstanis: Nazarbayev