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Yurt. Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO

Yurt, a portable dwelling of Central Asian nomads, may be recognized as a cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2014.

Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev wants to boost Ulytau tourist potential

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the significance of Ulytau, a cultural heritage of the Kazakh nation.

Nazarbayev wants to boost Ulytau tourist potential
Star-studded super Saturday at Salzburg Festival
Star-studded super Saturday at Salzburg Festival

The Salzburg Festival is set for its cultural highlight of the year with an eagerly awaited new production of Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore".

Star-studded super Saturday at Salzburg Festival
©Astana Opera/Karla Nur
Astana Opera soloists to perform in Italy

Director of La Scala ballet company Makhar Vaziev has invited to soloists of Astana Opera to perform in Italy.

Astana Opera soloists to perform in Italy
Alina Galiyeva - young pianist from Kokshetau. ©kokshetau.asia
11 y.o. Kazakh pianist wins competition in Cannes

11-y.o. pianist from Kokshetau, Kazakhstan, Alina Galiyeva has won a prestigious international competition in France.

11 y.o. Kazakh pianist wins competition in Cannes
Abay Kozhakhmetov. Photo from personal file .
19-y.o. Kazakhstani wins at Piter Street Games

Abay Kozhakhmetov from Almaty has won the first place in Tricking Pro nomination at Piter Street Games.

19-y.o. Kazakhstani wins at Piter Street Games
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site

Kazakh representative to the UNESCO Executive Council Asel Utegenova said that Kazakhstan would ensure necessary protection of monuments included into the World Heritage.

Silk Road included into World Heritage: Kazakhstan to ensure protection of cultural site
Still from the movie Harmony Lessons
Kazakh breakthrough movie wins First Feature Award at Washington Filmfest

Kazakh-German drama film Harmony Lessons by Kazakh director Emir Baigazin won the Busboys and Poets First Feature Award at the 28th Filmfest DC.

Kazakh breakthrough movie wins First Feature Award at Washington Filmfest
Marat Bisengaliev ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Kazakhstan's Marat Bisengaliev records album with London Symphony Orchestra

World-famous Kazakh violinist Marat Bisengaliev has recorded an album of neoclassical music of a Kazakh composer with the renowned London Symphony Orchestra.

Kazakhstan's Marat Bisengaliev records album with London Symphony Orchestra
King Abdullah II and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Ministry of Foreing Affairs of Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev and Abdullah II discuss cooperation between Kazakhstan and Jordan

President Nazarbayev has discussed prospects and development of bilateral cooperation with the King of Jordan Abdullah II.

Nazarbayev and Abdullah II discuss cooperation between Kazakhstan and Jordan
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Hungary opens monument to Kazakh poet

A monument to the great Kazakh poet Abai was erected in Hungary’s capital Budapest.

Hungary opens monument to Kazakh poet
Photo © Alisher Akhmetov
First time ever electro jetigen at The Spirit of Tengri

Have you heard the sound of jetigen? It is a Kazakh many-stringed harp-like instrument that is similar to Russian gusli.

First time ever electro jetigen at The Spirit of Tengri
Photo courtesy of  kirov-v-mire.ru
9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana

Japanese Dolls exhibition will take place at the First President Museum in Astana starting from May 21st.

9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana
Illustration ©tengrinews
Kazakhstan Culture Days to be held in Indonesia

The opening ceremony of the Days of Kazakhstan Culture in Indonesia will be held at Taman Ismail Marzuki concert hall on May 13 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kazakhstan Culture Days to be held in Indonesia
Photo ©astanaopera.kz
Teatro alla Scala artists to perform in Astana Opera

Teatro alla Scala artists will perform Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in the Astana Opera.

Teatro alla Scala artists to perform in Astana Opera
Film producer Harvey Weinstein. Photo courtesy of cinematicfilmblog.com
Marco Polo filming will be held in Kazakhstan

Filming of Marco Polo adventure movie will be held in Kazakhstan.

Marco Polo filming will be held in Kazakhstan
Ilya Odegov. Photo courtesy Ilya Odegov
Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov shortlisted for Russian Award

Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov was shortlisted for the International literary competition Russian Award in the Flash Fiction category.

Kazakhstani writer Ilya Odegov shortlisted for Russian Award
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Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million

$1.8 million was spent on the Nauryz celebration in Astana.

Astana: Nauryz costs $1.8 million
Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales. Photo courtesy of ekburg.tv
Vicente Loscertales advises Kazakhstan to have good cultural show for EXPO

General Secretary of the International Exhibitions Bureau Vicente Loscertales advises Kazakhstan to have a good cultural show for the EXPO.

Vicente Loscertales advises Kazakhstan to have good cultural show for EXPO
Collection of the Kazakh cartoons. ©Tengrinews.kz
Collection of Kazakh epos cartoons released in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has realised a set of animation movies based on Kazakh tales.

Collection of Kazakh epos cartoons released in Kazakhstan