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Why there are so few women artists in the art world?

Why there are so few women artists in the art world?

We tell you how the WAAW World movement appeared.

15 минут EN
15 минут EN
Connectivity between Europe and Central Asia: from the interview with European Commission Vice President

Connectivity between Europe and Central Asia: from the interview with European Commission Vice President

European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis discussed the importance of the connection between Europe and Central Asia.

2 минуты EN
2 минуты EN
Ancient traditions and modern interpretations: Kazakh wedding rituals

Ancient traditions and modern interpretations: Kazakh wedding rituals

How people made proposals in the past, how brides said good-bye to their relatives, and why their faces were covered before the wedding.

9 минут EN
9 минут EN
The impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health

The impact of COVID-19 on children's mental health

Haileybury Astana Director John Coles talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected children's well-being and mental health, and what to do if the distance learning scenario happens again.

9 минут EN
9 минут EN
Maria Rybakova: «Life is very mysterious, and writing elucidates those mysteries, so you start to think about them more»

Maria Rybakova: «Life is very mysterious, and writing elucidates those mysteries, so you start to think about them more»

Assistant professor and famous writer Maria told us why writing is transformative, what inspires her to write, how she feels about travelling and living in Astana.

12 минут EN
12 минут EN
Dr Gabriel McGuire: «I would absolutely explain to my friends the tradition of eating sheep's heads before they come to Kazakhstan»

Dr Gabriel McGuire: «I would absolutely explain to my friends the tradition of eating sheep's heads before they come to Kazakhstan»

Anthropologist, ethnographer and professor Gabriel McGuire told us how he learned Kazakh, why he travelled to Taraz and what draws him the most in our culture and folklore.

15 минут EN
15 минут EN
From Georgia to Kazakhstan: why is tamada a huge part of Kazakhstani feasts?

From Georgia to Kazakhstan: why is tamada a huge part of Kazakhstani feasts?

We discuss the history of tamada, the importance of this profession and the essence of a union in Kazakh culture.

6 минут EN
6 минут EN
Astrophysicist Daniele Malafarina: «We will lose our technological edge and bit by the bit will go back to living in caves»

Astrophysicist Daniele Malafarina: «We will lose our technological edge and bit by the bit will go back to living in caves»

Astrophysicist and professor at Nazarbayev University discussed the danger of black holes, time travel and the possibility to live in space.

19 минут EN
19 минут EN
Gifts, meat and tea: a guide on how to visit a Kazakhstani household like a local

Gifts, meat and tea: a guide on how to visit a Kazakhstani household like a local

Hospitality is a major part of Kazakh culture. Learning more about traditions of having guests and guest etiquette in this article.

7 минут EN
7 минут EN
Dr. Gary Barker: How men can be ambassadors of positive change by promoting equitable masculinity

Dr. Gary Barker: How men can be ambassadors of positive change by promoting equitable masculinity

We talked to a co-founder of the non-governmental organization Promundo which works in collaboration to promote caring and non-violent gender relations.

22 минуты EN
22 минуты EN
Disappearing cultures and myths — interview with Saodat Ismailova, a film director and artist from Uzbekistan

Disappearing cultures and myths — interview with Saodat Ismailova, a film director and artist from Uzbekistan

Sharing on spiritual practices in Central Asia, forced emancipation of eastern women, and life between Paris and Tashkent.

16 минут EN
16 минут EN
How OnlyFans is redefining the life of sex workers and helping its creators during global pandemic

How OnlyFans is redefining the life of sex workers and helping its creators during global pandemic

OnlyFans, a subscription-based website for independent creators, has over 20 million active users worldwide.

5 минут EN
5 минут EN
In the footsteps of Anne Frank: NO to xenophobia, racism and hate

In the footsteps of Anne Frank: NO to xenophobia, racism and hate

Joint letter from Ambassador of Israel to Kazakhstan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Kazakhstan and UNICEF Representative in Kazakhstan.

3 минуты EN
3 минуты EN
How do Kazakhstani students organize projects helping lower-income children get a decent education and equal opportunities?

How do Kazakhstani students organize projects helping lower-income children get a decent education and equal opportunities?

Education is one of the main treasures of the twenty-first century. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Education is essential, while a university is the way to make a step into a bright future.

5 минут EN
5 минут EN
From a sailor to the Breakthrough Prize winner: Interview with Doctor Lyman Page

From a sailor to the Breakthrough Prize winner: Interview with Doctor Lyman Page

Within Asian Nobel Fest, we talked to Dr. Lyman Page — a revolutionary scientist in the field of observational cosmology.

12 минут EN
12 минут EN
Is Kazakhstan Ready to Eat Lab—grown Meat?

Is Kazakhstan Ready to Eat Lab—grown Meat?

Synthetic meat is a scientific breakthrough that will provide meat lovers with an opportunity to enjoy their meal without killing animals or the environment. But is everyone ready to switch to the new alternative?

3 минуты EN
3 минуты EN
A Plea to Change: Ecotourism in Kazakhstan

A Plea to Change: Ecotourism in Kazakhstan

Ecotourism is a crucial concept that has been proliferating in some countries, yet still requires a thorough introduction in others.

2 минуты EN
2 минуты EN
Tamgaly Petroglyphs: Kazakhstan’s Cultural Treasure

Tamgaly Petroglyphs: Kazakhstan’s Cultural Treasure

A look inside of rock carvings that became an ancient sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

2 минуты EN
2 минуты EN
What's So Evil About Nuts?

What's So Evil About Nuts?

Almonds are a new alternative to animal milk and protein. They might be cruelty-free, but are they really saving the planet? Let's investigate.

2 минуты EN
2 минуты EN
Did Kazakhstan's Lake Zaysan Outlive the Dinosaurs?

Did Kazakhstan's Lake Zaysan Outlive the Dinosaurs?

Lake Zaysan is a nature’s gift that has been in Kazakhstan for centuries, becoming a haven for both locals and tourists. Unfortunately, its time is running out.

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1 минута EN

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