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Olga Veldyaksova. Frame from YouTube video.
Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest

Karaganda native Olga Veldyaksova has successfully passed the first stage of the Russian Voice singing contest, Russian version of world renowned The Voice.

Karaganda native advances to battle round at Russian Voice contest
Kazakhstan's popular singer Luina. ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest

Kazakhstan’s popular singer Luina has taken part in Turkish Rising Star singing competition, which is based on an Israeli interactive reality singing competition HaKokhav HaBa (The Next Star).

Kazakhstan's popular singer takes part in Rising Star Turkiye contest
Berik Iklas during the blind auditions. Personal file photo.
Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China

35-yo ethnic Kazakh Berik Iklas from Karamai town in XUAR in China has amazed the juries of the Voice of China singing contest.

Ethnic Kazakh passes blind auditions at Voice of China
Collage ©Tengrinews.kz
Miss Almaty-2015 participants presented

14 finalists of Miss Almaty-2015 beauty pageant have been named.

Miss Almaty-2015 participants presented
Marianna Khadzhamova. Personal file photo.
Atyrau model wins second place at Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest

23-year-old model from Atyrau city in western Kazakhstan Marianna Khadzhamova has hauled the second place at the Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest held in Crimea.

Atyrau model wins second place at Black Sea Pearl-2015 beauty contest
Adil Kabylda with the Governor of Pavlodar Oblast Kanat Bozumbayev. Photo courtesy of the region's Education Department.
Kazakh student wins International Chemistry Olympiad

A student from Kazakhstan's Pavlodar has won the International Chemistry Olympiad held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Kazakh student wins International Chemistry Olympiad
Photo courtesy of the organizers.
Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October

Seven start-up projects from Kazakhstan have qualified in the final round of TECHNATION acceleration program for start-up teams from CIS, Europe and Asia.

Seven Kazakhstani start-up teams to travel to Sillicon Valley in October
Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy
Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy

With flashes of flesh and impressive resumes, Miss USA was crowned Sunday, after the pageant was shunned by major networks following controversial comments on Mexican immigrants by presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Miss USA crowned amid Trump controversy
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea

Kazakhstan’s swimmer Dmitriy Balandin has hauled the first gold medal for Kazakhstan at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea.

Kazakhstani swimmer Dmitry Balandin wins first medal for Kazakhstan at Summer Universiade in South Korea
Darya Shmalenko in the center. Personal file photo.
Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow

A schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk city in eastern Kazakhstan has clinched the first place at the III International Contest of Young Singers Golden Note held in Moscow.

Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow
The three prize winners of the contest - Yevgeniy Krupoder, Bairam Ismailov, Maksat Zhakyp. ©Tengrinews.kz
Mister Kazakhstan selected in Almaty

The most beautiful young man of Kazakhstan has been selected in Almaty on June 3.

Mister Kazakhstan selected in Almaty
During the contest.
Kazakh model from Astana clinches Grand Prix at Face of Central Asia beauty contest

16-year-old Innara Yussupova, a Kazakh model from OK-models agency in Astana, has won the Grand Prix at the Face of Central Asia beauty contest.

Kazakh model from Astana clinches Grand Prix at Face of Central Asia beauty contest
Off-road vehicle of Marat Abykayev and Andrey Chipenko. ©Vesti.kz
Crew from Kazakhstan finishes first among T2 cars at 10th stage of Africa Eco Race-2015

A crew from Kazakhstan consisting of Marat Abykayev and Andrey Chipenko from Off Road Kazakhstan team has come first in its T2 group.

Crew from Kazakhstan finishes first among T2 cars at 10th stage of Africa Eco Race-2015
Elina Fedorenko. Personal file photo.
Karaganda beauty enters Top 15 at Mrs Globe-2014

A beauty from Karaganda city in central Kazakhstan Elina Fedorenko has entered the Top 15 at the Mrs Globe-2014 held in Shenzhen, China on December 6.

Karaganda beauty enters Top 15 at Mrs Globe-2014
Off-road vehicle of Yuriy Sazonov and Arslan Sakhimov. Photo courtesy of the official website of Africa Eco Race-2015.
Kazakhstan's crew finishes first after third stage at Africa Eco Race-2015

Kazakhstan's crew composed of Yuriy Sazonov and Arslan Sakhimov has become the leader in the general classification after the third stage at the Africa Eco Race-2015.

Kazakhstan's crew finishes first after third stage at Africa Eco Race-2015
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Two Kazakhstan crews enter Top 5 at first stage of Africa Eco Race-2015

Two Kazakhstan crews have made it to the Top 5 at the end of the first stage at the Africa Eco Race-2015 that is taking place in North Africa.

Two Kazakhstan crews enter Top 5 at first stage of Africa Eco Race-2015
Miss Kazakhstan crown
Miss Kazakhstan-2014 presents its contestants

Participants of Miss Kazakhstan-2014 beauty pageant gathered in Almaty two weeks before the event to prepare for one of Kazakhstan's brightest and most anticipated events of the year.

Miss Kazakhstan-2014 presents its contestants
Miss Almaty-2014 Regina Vandysheva ©Aizhan Tugelbayeva
22-y.o. athlete becomes Miss Almaty-2014

22-year-old Regina Vandysheva, a master of sports in athletics and winner of championships in Kazakhstan, has become Miss Almaty-2014.

22-y.o. athlete becomes Miss Almaty-2014
Photo from vk.com.
Most beautiful girl chosen in Kazakhstan's southern city of Taraz

24-year-old Ainura Altynbekova became Miss Taraz-2014. She will represent her city at Miss Kazakhstan beauty pageant that will take place in Almaty on November 28.

Most beautiful girl chosen in Kazakhstan's southern city of Taraz
Miss Astana-2014 Asiya Abisova ©Turar Kazangapov
Most beautiful girl of Kazakhstan's capital selected

The most beautiful girl of Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been selected at the final of the Miss Astana-2014 that took place in Astana-Marriott hotel on November 1.

Most beautiful girl of Kazakhstan's capital selected