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During the shooting. Photo courtesy of KazKommertsBank
Carmen falls in love with biker in new Kazakh production of Bizet's masterpiece

Enjoy the promo video for Kazakhstani premiere of Bizet's Carmen in Almaty's Abay State Opera House.

Carmen falls in love with biker in new Kazakh production of Bizet's masterpiece
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. ©RIA Novosti
UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief

UN culture chief Irina Bokova urged the Security Council to task peacekeepers with protecting cultural sites and to help prosecute those who destroy historical treasures.

UN peacekeepers must protect cultural sites: UNESCO chief
First Kazakhstani expedition to North Pole. Photo ©  Kazakh Geographic Society
Kazakhstani nomads reach North Pole in 6 days

Kazakhstani expedition has conquered the North Pole and placed the flag of Kazakhstan and flag of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan as symbols of visitation.

Kazakhstani nomads reach North Pole in 6 days
Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. ©RIA Novosti
Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal

Russia's culture ministry said Monday it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera.

Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal
World's first 'Otaku' summit opens in Japan
World's first 'Otaku' summit opens in Japan

Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world.

World's first 'Otaku' summit opens in Japan
©Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about five institutional reforms he envisions for Kazakhstan that would ensure its move towards a developed and harmonious society.

Nazarbayev speaks reforms, including moving powers from President to Parliament
Photo courtesy of senateshj.com.au
Key events in Kazakhstan 2014: Overview

Overview of 2014 and the key events in Kazakhstan.

Key events in Kazakhstan 2014: Overview
©RIA Novosti / Mikhail Kutusov
Kazakhstan launches 10-year anti-corruption strategy

Kazakhstan is launching a new anti-corruption strategy that focuses on preventive measures and public participation.

Kazakhstan launches 10-year anti-corruption strategy
Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Charles De Gaulle's monument opened in Astana

A monument to Charles De Gaulle has been erected in Astana.

Charles De Gaulle's monument opened in Astana
Excavations at the ancient city of Talkhir. ©uniquekazakhstan.info/Andrey Mikhailov
Almaty one thousand years ago

Famous Kazakh historian Karl Baipakov speaks about the origins of Almaty in Medieval Ages.

Almaty one thousand years ago
© Tengrinews illustration
UNESCO recognizes Kazakh yurt and kuy as cultural heritage of humankind

The UNESCO has included the art of Kazakh dombra kuy and traditional knowledge and skills in Kazakh and Kyrgyz yurt into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO recognizes Kazakh yurt and kuy as cultural heritage of humankind
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage.

UNESCO chief slams 'barbaric' destruction of Iraq heritage
Sabina Altynbekova with her family in the airport.
Sabina Altynbekova represents Kazakhstan at cultural exchange event in Vietnam

Kazakhstan’s volleyball player Sabina Altynbekova has taken part in a cultural exchange event in Vietnam.

Sabina Altynbekova represents Kazakhstan at cultural exchange event in Vietnam
Scientist and great thinker Al-Farabi ©testent.ru
Kazakh scientist finds unique Al-Farabi treatises in Europe

A scientist from Kazakhstan has found a dozen of unique treatises attributed to the great thinker Abu Nasr al-Farabi.

Kazakh scientist finds unique Al-Farabi treatises in Europe
Photo courtesy of fooz.ru
Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan

The French are going to shoot a movie in Kazakhstan starring Pierre Richard in lead role.

Pierre Richard to star in film about Kazakhstan
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. ©REUTERS
Japan PM vows to work against 'war culture'

Japanese Prime Minister pledged to eliminate "war culture" from the world as he highlighted Tokyo's aid in crises from the Middle East to Ukraine.

Japan PM vows to work against 'war culture'
First World Nomad Games draw crowds
First World Nomad Games draw crowds

World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan gave thousands of visitors a taste of real nomadic spirit of competition.

First World Nomad Games draw crowds
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18-y.o. girl marries dog in India

18-year-old Indian girl has married a dog to break an evil spell that was supposed to bring misfortune to her first husband.

18-y.o. girl marries dog in India
©Dinara Urazova
Golden Princess found 2 years ago finally shown to public

The most significant archaeological find in Kazakhstan has finally been presented to the anxiously waiting public.

Golden Princess found 2 years ago finally shown to public
The tomb of Abakh Khoja ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Silk Road explorers from Kazakhstan: Minarets of Xinjiang

The expedition group from Kazakhstan has immersed itself into the spiritual life of the ancient and enigmatic city of Kashgar.

Silk Road explorers from Kazakhstan: Minarets of Xinjiang