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Culture & Living


This summer, 2,116,000 children will visit health camps in Kazakhstan, which accounts for about 83 percent of the total number of schoolchildren in the republic. This figure was provided by the Ministry of Education and Science, which stresses that 507,930 children from vulnerable groups of the population will have the opportunity to enjoy recreation at the expense of the state budget.


On July 6, Kazakhstan celebrated a national holiday – the Day of the capital, Astana. Worth recalling, Alma-Ata was the main city of the republic during the first years of independence. The decision to move the capital to Akmola (Astana) was adopted by the Supreme Council of the Republic on June 6, 1994, but the official moving took place on December 10, 1997. Later, on May 6, 1998, the President of Kazakhstan issued a decree to rename the city of Akmola into Astana. In other words, this year the new capital of the republic celebrates its 18th anniversary.



In Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, the 3D interactive entertainment town called “Archaim: the City of the Sun” began its operation within the framework of City Day Celebrations. It is located near the monument “Kazakh Eli.” According to the official website of the Astana Mayor's Office, the capital's residents and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the ancient past and the unknown future with the help of modern technology. The town is divided into four zones, each of which is devoted to a specific topic.



According to the UN projections, in 2030, the population of Kyrgyzstan will reach 7 million people. Advisor to the Prime Minister of the republic Murat Shaimkulov reported this information during the international conference on natural capital required for the transition to a green economy on June 30. “Most of the priorities of the UN Sustainable Development Program for 2030 are of ecological nature, because today we are facing serious environmental problems. Relevant work is already underway in the countries of Central Asia,” he said.



Kazakhstan plans to organize a network of cycling roads that will stretch between the cities and regions of the country. According to head of the Department of Information and Standardization of KazDorNII Esenbek Aidarbekov, on September 1, 2016, the country with introduce the Customs Union technical regulation “Safety of roads.” In accordance with this document, construction of roads in Kazakhstan will be conducted by new standards. In addition to all the other innovations, the new roads will include bicycle paths and bicycle parking lots.



Kazakhstan is witnessing a rapid increase in the number of “domestic tourists,” more than twofold over the past four years. According to experts in the tourism field, the most popular areas among the citizens of the republic include the cities of Astana and Almaty, as well as the Burabay resort. Foreigners' interest towards Kazakhstan is also growing, which translates into an annual growth of the number of foreign tourists who come to the country to go sightseeing.



The Kyrgyz authorities have proposed to revive the rehabilitation center for Russian cosmonauts, which is located on the shores of the alpine lake Issyk-Kul. Plenipotentiary representative of the Kyrgyz government in Issyk-Kul Province Askhat Akibaev announced the news on June 24, during a meeting with cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov, who is also a Hero of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. “The great medical base of sanatoriums and health resorts on the Issyk-Kul has been functioning for the past few decades.


On July 4-6, 2016, Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, will host a festival of contemporary art “Astana Art Fest 2016,” which will take place on Nurzhol Boulevard. The central theme of this year's event will be “Human Energy.” For three days, the main boulevard of Astana will become a gathering place for architects, scientists, artists, musicians, dancers and writers, who will exchange experience in terms of interaction with the public.


In the capital of Kazakhstan, there has been launched the sale of tickets for next year's international exhibition EXPO 2017 in Astana. According to the press-service of the JSC National Committee “Astana EXPO 2017,” the sale of tickets online was launched on June 10, 2016. “The ticket program was designed so that every citizen of Kazakhstan had an opportunity to visit the World's Fair,” the press release reads.



On July 8-24, 2016, the “Silk Road” race will take place in the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan and China on the route “Moscow – Astana – Beijing.” According to the press service of Presidential Professional Sports Club “Astana,” in 2016, the length of the route of the race will exceed 10,000 kilometers, which is more than the route of the world-famous race “Paris – Dakar” (which has a length of about 9,300 kilometers).