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Illustration of the light show
3D city history to be shown on Astana Day

Celebrations of Astana Day will include the 3D projection show of the history of Astana.

3D city history to be shown on Astana Day
Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
No foreign stars to perform at Astana anniversary

No foreign and even no Russian singers will participate in the concerts dedicated to the Astana Day this year.

No foreign stars to perform at Astana anniversary
Kazakhstan flag. Photo by Gizat Makkhanov©
Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai

Kazakhstan anthem will be played simultaneously in Astana, Moscow, London, Washington and Shanghai to commemorate the Kazakhstan State Symbols Day on June 4.

Kazakhstan anthem to be played simultaneously in Astana, London, Washington, Moscow and Shanghai
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'

African leaders gathered Saturday ahead of extravagant celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.

Africa to celebrate progress and 50 years of 'unity'
Patricia Kaas and Tarkan to perform on Astana Day
Patricia Kaas and Tarkan to perform on Astana Day

French singer Patricia Kaas, Turkish singer Tarkan and Russian stars will perform at a concert timed to the Astana Day this year.

Patricia Kaas and Tarkan to perform on Astana Day
Similar event was held in Buryatiya, Russia. Photo courtesy of egov-buryatia.ru
Taldykorgan citizens do 24838 push-ups on May 9

More than 2000 people took part in the event. Every person, who participated in the relay, had to do at least 10 push-ups.

Taldykorgan citizens do 24838 push-ups on May 9
Nursultan Nazarbayev lays flowers. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day

This great holiday teaches us that unity of a nation, peace and political stability is what matters most: Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Victory Day
More thant 25 girls celebrated May 1 running on high heels. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Almaty celebrates May 1 running on high heels

Participants of the race had to run 100-meter wearing shoes with heels of at least 8 centimeters.

Almaty celebrates May 1 running on high heels
Queen Elizabeth turns 87 as Kate shows baby bump
Queen Elizabeth turns 87 as Kate shows baby bump

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 87th birthday with little fanfare on Sunday, spending the day privately while Prince William's wife Catherine was showing off her baby bump.

Queen Elizabeth turns 87 as Kate shows baby bump
Celebrations in Boston after accused bomber detained
Celebrations in Boston after accused bomber detained

Noisy celebrations erupted on the streets of Boston late Friday after the second suspected bomber of the city's famed marathon was arrested.

Celebrations in Boston after accused bomber detained
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev taking part in celebration of TengizChevroil's 20th anniversary. Photo courtesy of President's press-service
Kazakhstan receives $77 billion from Chevron in 20 years

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the celebration ceremony of the 20th anniversary of TengizChevroil establishment.

Kazakhstan receives $77 billion from Chevron in 20 years
Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil
Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil

Pope Francis is to celebrate his first Easter vigil on Saturday after praying for peace in the Middle East and stronger Christian-Muslim dialogue at a torch-lit ceremony for Good Friday.

Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil
Photo by Tengrinews.kz
Nauryz celebrated in Jesus College

The event was organized by the Central Asia Forum of the Cambridge University and attended by Kazakhstan Vice-PM Kairat Kelimbetov.

Nauryz celebrated in Jesus College
Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations
Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations

Pope Francis will stamp his personal touch on Easter celebrations starting by washing the feet of young prisoners on Thursday as he stresses the importance of reaching out to those in need.

Pope to stamp personal touch on Easter celebrations
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan students celebrate Nauryz in 7 countries

Nauryz is celebrated by Kazakhstan citizens in dozens of cities around the world.

Kazakhstan students celebrate Nauryz in 7 countries
Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo
Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo

Japan's weather agency announced the official beginning of cherry blossom season in Tokyo on Saturday, equalling the record for the earliest ever start.

Cherry blossom season officially begins in Tokyo
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Kazakhstan residents get 4 additional days off in March

Kazakhstan will have two long weekends on еру International Women's Day and Nauryz holidays.

Kazakhstan residents get 4 additional days off in March
Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary
Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary

Libya on Sunday celebrated two years since the start of the revolt which toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with security forces on high alert due to fears of fresh violence.

Tight security as Libya celebrates revolt anniversary
China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government
China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government

China on Saturday said retail sales jumped nearly 15 percent on-year during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, as consumers splurged on jewellery, clothes and food.

China holiday retail sales jump 15%: government
Supporters of Venezuela's Chavez march on coup anniversary
Supporters of Venezuela's Chavez march on coup anniversary

Supporters of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marched in Caracas on Monday marking the day 21 years ago that their leader, then a young paratrooper officer, launched a failed military coup.

Supporters of Venezuela's Chavez march on coup anniversary