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Sabina Altynbekova, a living anime character from Kazakhstan: exclusive interview
 
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Kazakhstani volleyball superstar Sabina Altynbekova is on her way to Hong Kong to meet local volleyball players, celebrities and her fans. The dark-haired doe-eyed leggy kawaii Sabina plans to stay in Hong Kong for a week. This is the first time the 18 y.o. Kazakh athlete who bears a stunning resemblance to anime characters will celebrate the New Year away from her native Aktobe, Kazakhstan. In an interview to Tengrinews, Altynbekova talked about her visit to Hong Kong and future plans. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakh kawaii Sabina Altynbekova wants no modeling, just sports
 
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Kazakhstani volleyball player and simply beautiful girl Sabina Altynbekova won the hearts of Asian sports-fans. But the 17-y.o. kawaii does not see herself anywhere but volleyball. Modeling and glamour does not attract the young athlete. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 17102 Tengrinews English
Tazy dog show in Kazakhstan
 
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Kazakhstan is attempting to preserve one of the rarest breeds in the world - tazy. This extremely graceful national breed is not entered on any official register, because of the population of these dogs is too small. The long-term goal of Kansonar associaion, the organiser of the event is to create a stud book outlining definite standards for the breed and eventually make the breed an officially recognized one. On July 1 Yerbolat Dossayev, Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan commended on devaluation rumours and mentioned Kazakhstan plans to transit to non-Dollar payments. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 3245 Tengrinews English
83yo Kazakh man crushes rocks with his bare hands
 
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83yo Seken Tolebekov lives in Almaty Oblast, Kazakhstan. It spite of his age, his hands possess an unusual strength: he crushes rocks with his bear hands, STV channel reports. He started crashing rocks at the age of 24, since then he has dealt with more than 2000 rocks. "I think I have some sort of power in my hands. I am getting older, but my hands are still strong. I believe that I got the power from on high. It started when I was young. I kept feeling heat in my right hand all the time, then I felt an urge to crush a rock. "Sometimes people try to repeat what I do. But it has always ended with injuries and bone fractures for them. "I don't feel any pain when my hand comes in contact with the stones, it feels like crushing sand," the old man said. Local doctors believe that inheritance, diet and healthy lifestyle are behind his special ability. According to Seken's wife Raikhan, he likes to eat meat and broth and is fond of the Kazakh national cuisine in general. "He also eats some diary products, goes to bed early and wakes up early. He is hardworking and likes to spend time with children. We have been married for more that 50 years. I've been taking care of him all my life," she said.
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President Nazarbayev on tensions in Ukraine and Afghanistan
 
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Social problems are the true cause of the tensions in Ukraine, Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev said at the meeting with heads of diplomatic missions in Astana earlier this week. "Whatever experts may be saying about the causes of the present complications in Ukraine, the overriding reasons are social ones," he declared adding that Ukraine had an excellent start being the second largest soviet economy with a population of 50 million people and "had to first attend to economic issues and deal with politics later". But the way things have been unfolding, after 20 years Ukraine finds itself with an "economy that is 25% smaller than that of Kazakhstan". In his speech the President of Kazakhstan also touched upon Afghanistan that is "to hold elections and see withdrawal of the coalition forces this year." Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked the United States, Germany, Great Britain and other nations for their contribution in stabilizing the region. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 647 Tengrinews English
Astana airport comments SCAT landing problem
 
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SCAT airplane made an emergency landing in Astana airport on April 7. The airport greased the runway with foam in preparation, but eventually the plane's landing gear worked just fine. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 506 Tengrinews English
700 workers constructing Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana go on strike
 
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Workers contracting Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana have gone out on strike today demanding an increase in wages. Around 670 workers assembled near Arabtec Holding's headquarters in Astana. "We came here at noon to make ourselves heard because there was no other way. Every time we ask all we hear is "tomorrow", one of workers said. The strike was peaceful and the workers returned to work the same day after the company promised to deal with their problem. "Our first demand is an increase in wages. We are getting our salaries based on man-hours rates. Besides, we want to work under a rotation system, in 45 by 15 shifts. "The minimal wages of unskilled workers are now at 60 thousand tenge. Those who work overtime and on weekends can bring it to 80 thousand tenge, but no higher. That is not enough to make a living. Skilled workers can earn as much as 120-130 thousand. "We want a mark-up of 100 tenge per hour to bring the minimal wages of unskilled workers to 150 thousand and those of skilled workers to 170 or 180 thousand. "Ranzi Bargud has promised us to attend to our request," Talgat Bisekenov, worker at Arabtec Holding PJSC construction company said. Ramzi Barghout is the Project Manager of the Consolidated Contractors International Company working on Abu Dhabi Plaza Project in Astana. "We are going back to work now. They have promised to deal with our problem by Friday. It they don't then we will write to the Labor Ministry. If the Ministry doesn't deal with it, then we will go back on strike," Talgat said. Arabtech Holding won the contract to construct the spectacular 88-storey complex in 2013. It is a staged matrix of buildings with retail and leisure venues, a hotel and a series of office and residential towers that will create a new landmark on Astana skyline. The grand project is worth 1.6 billion dollars and is fully funded by investors from the United Arab Emirates. The construction is due to be completed by November 2016. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 11300 Tengrinews English
Newborn baby girl found in garbage in Astana
 
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A newborn girl was found in a garbage bin in Astana. The baby was admitted to the Municipal Children's Hospital #1. According to Dr. Assel Shaimerdinova, the baby was discovered at 4 a.m. on April 10 by a young married couple on the way home from a party. By a share luck they heard the baby cry when passing by and found the newborn wrapped in a white cloth and plastic bag just as she was born with placenta and all. The doctors said that the baby spent 2 or 3 hours in the garbage bin. She was suffered from hypothermia but now she is feeling much better. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 53781 Tengrinews English
Drunk police officer kills 2 in car accident in Astana
 
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On November 23, 2013 at 5 a.m., a Mercedes driving at an extremely high speed crushed into a BMW-7 on the crossing of Seifullin street and Republic avenue in Astana. A police patrol sergeant Berik Tasybaev was driving the Mercedes. Another policeman was driving the BMW-7. As a result both, the passenger and the policemen driving the BMW, died. A video from a surveillance camera shows that the Mercedes was racing with another car which resulted in over-speeding. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 427 Tengrinews English
If you cannot afford bread, take it for free: Taldykorgan bakery
 
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"If you can't afford a loaf of bread, take it for free" says a poster in one of Talgykorgan shops. It is not a marketing trick but the owner's way of sharing kindness with people. In one week the news about the bakery spread on the Internet and now many entrepreneurs want to follow the example of the bakery. The owner of the bakery Daniyar Talipov opened his business in 2013 thanks to the Kazakh government-run program Business Road Map 2020. The poster remains in the store since the opening day. Talipov said that they would continue giving away loafs of bread. In one month, the bakery gives away around 300 loafs of free bread. The bakery owner added that there are some other owners of shops that are too willing to give bread for free. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 316 Tengrinews English
The Spirit of Tengri: revival of ancient stelas
 
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The organizers are busy and the musicians are rehearsing. This time the festival aims to pamper not only our music buds, but also the tactile and visual senses.The festival grounds will be designed by a well known Kazakh artist and restorer Krym Altynbekov and his two daughters Dana and Elina. He is putting replicas of stelas dating back to 7th and 8th century AD as a decoration of the festival. The festival grounds will be designed so that everyone can enjoy the performances either sitting down and relaxing or dancing. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 216 Tengrinews English
Unfinished song of Kairat Nurtas
 
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At today's press-conference Kazakh singer Kairat Nurtas said: "I think that all this was the organizers' fault. They failed to ensure proper security. It was impossible to continue standing on the stage with people touch my hands or hair from all sides, or trying to kiss me. People started throwing something on the stage. I think there was a knife and some bottles. When I arrived there, I could hardly walk 200 meters to the stage surrounded by 5 guards. The place was packed. I had a feeling that something would go wrong, but I didn't expect things to be that bad." "What's the name of that woman in blue? She told me to stop the performance. While the authorities are investigating the incident, we don't know whose fault it is and why all that happened," Nurtas added. Late on August 31 around 2000 people gathered near Prime Plaza mall for a concert but he joyful event turned into something quite the opposite. The crowd broke through the fencing then raged at the parking lot and the ground floor of the mall shattering windows and crashing the equipment. The mob was using stones and glass bottles.
Views: 3515 Tengrinews English
China makes statement on transborder rivers it shares with Kazakhstan
 
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Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Astana on August 19. Management of trans-border rivers flowing from China to Kazakhstan have long been on the agenda of the two countries. Both Kazakhstan and Russia are concerned over increasing consumption of water from the Irtysh River by Chinese western territories and decrease of the water flow across the border. The Irtysh Ricer is a navigable river in Kazakhstan, but the citizens are fearful that it will cease to be one in 15-20 years if the water management doesn't change. Irtysh is also used to generate energy and irrigate fields. The Ministers discussed rational and balanced use of cross border water and exchange opinions on water sharing and joint water intake from trans-border and border rivers. Both parties agreed to pursue consistent regulation of the issue.
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Kazakhstan expedition: Kashgar today and before
 
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The expedition from Kazakhstan Following Shoqan Walikhanov’s Caravan Route reached Kashgar, China and could compare the old city described by the 19-century Kazakh traveler with the new face of the ancient city. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstan's figure-skating star Denis Ten speaks about his Olympic victory
 
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Denis Ten, a 20-y.o. figure-skating star from Kazakhstan, has climbed from the 9th place after the short program to the Olympic bronze in the men's free skating in Sochi. It was Kazakhstan's first and so far the only medal at this year's Olympic Games. Denis Ten shared his feelings about the victory with Tengrinews. "These Olympic Games are very special for me. It is a totally different level of competition than the one I felt in Vancouver. I am an established sportsman now. When skating here I felt the responsibility and now I am very pleased that I represented my country decently at such an important event," he said. Denis Ten was the only one of the top seven to skate clean, with Yuzuru Hanyu claiming a first gold for Japan despite falling twice ahead of three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada who made three mistakes. "I was satisfied with my skating and pleased that despite all the difficulties I was experiencing this season I managed to overcome everything and perform well in Sochi," he said about his skating. After claiming silver at last year's worlds, Ten had high excellent changes at the Olympics, but they were undermined by a skin infection, back pain, an injured ankle and painful dental surgery. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 4398 Tengrinews English
House falls into crater in one piece in Kazakhstan
 
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A house has collapsed into a newly formed crater in the city of Ridder, Kazakhstan on April 3. The crater is 50mX50m (164ftX164ft) and 110 meters deep. Mining operations run by Altyn Tau-Vostok JSC, a subsidiary of KazZinc LLP, are blamed for the accident. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 357 Tengrinews English
Kazakh expedition reaches Tash Rabat
 
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The expedition "Following Shoqan Walikhanov’s Caravan Route" arrived to the ancient caravanserai Tash Rabat late after dark. Tash Rabat initially served as a prison, as there was a dungeon in the last room. But in the time of Shoqan Walikhanov the building served as a place for travelers to stay overnight. But Tash Rabat was located 18 kilometers away from the Silk Road, which made it to remote for a convenient place for a night’s lodging. Then what was it? For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Caspian Sea is the sea of friendship and peace: Nazarbayev
 
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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev took part in the 4th Caspian Summit where the Presidents of five Caspian littoral states achieved a number of breakthrough agreements. Many of them are related to security in the Caspian Sea. Nazarbayev summarised the results of the summit in his speech. On July 1 Yerbolat Dossayev, Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan commended on devaluation rumours and mentioned Kazakhstan plans to transit to non-Dollar payments. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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New MEGA mall construction site on fire in Almaty
 
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The new MEGA mall construction site in Almaty (at the crossing of Makatayev and Massanchi streets) caught fire. The fire-fighting operation involved 30 fire-fighters, 7 vehicles. "It was most likely caused by violation of safety rules by the contractor, Ata-Stroi company, that is constructing the new mall. Foam plastic that caught fire in the storage facilities of the complex," public relations director of MEGA malls Alisher Yelikbayev said. Firefighters said that mineral wool caught fire. And STV correspondent reported from the site that there was a threat that the assembled metal frame would cave in during the fire. The area on fire made 500 square meters. But the first was extinguished pretty fast. No casualties were reported.
Views: 352 Tengrinews English
Massive traffic accident in Almaty passenger bus: garbage truck, 12 cars
 
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A passenger bus grazed over a dozen cars in Almaty before stop crashing into a garbage truck at the turn of the road. Seven people were injured including three kids and a pregnant woman. The bus driver got jammed in his seat and had both legs broken. It took a rescue team and metal cutting equipment to extract him from the bus. Brake failure in the bus is the preliminary cause of the accident. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 734 Tengrinews English
Most unusual March 8 congratulations in Kazakhstan
 
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March 8 - the International Women's Day - is a very popular holiday in Kazakhstan. And it is a must for every gentleman in the county to congratulate the ladies that are dear to him and to make sure that all the ladies around enjoy the day. Several quite unusual creative ways to make congratulate have been spotted and recorded in Kazakhstan this year. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Nazarbayev rearranges Kazakh government
 
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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has unveiled a new structure of the Kazakhstan government on August 6, 2014. “We need to create an effective system of public administration. We need a compact government," he said. The new Government consists of 12 ministers and about 30 committees instead of 17 ministries, 9 agencies, 54 committees and 272 departments. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstan wants its Valley of Kings on UNESCO heritage list
 
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A new archeological discovery has been made in the Shelekty Valley, also known as "The Valley of Saka Kings" in eastern Kazakhstan. The newly burial site is modest in comparison to the famous Golden Man discovery that was made in the same valley decades earlier. But the manner is which the person is buried indicates that it was a noble. Besides, the remains of human bones, the site contains an assortment of gold fineries and remains of two horses, that must have been buried with their master. According to the Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to UNESCO Olzhas Suleimenov, The Valley of Kings in eastern Kazakhstan is fit to be acknowledged an international cultural heritage site. "This place was sacred to our ancestors," he said, adding that contemporary scientists are yet to find out why in the 4th and 5th centuries A.D. the peoples inhabiting the area were bringing their dead leaders to this particular place for burial. Judging from the number of significant discoveries made in this valley, the future archeological excavations may bring more revelations to the world, he believes.
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China to invest over $10 billion in Kazakhstan
 
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Nursultan Nazarbayev has summarized his official visit to China. In accordance with agreements reached during his visit, Kazakhstani economy will receive over $10 billion in Chinese investments. The areas of investments are oil and gas, energy, chemicals and agriculture. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstan agriculture minister unveils new granary
 
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Kazakhstan Minister of Agriculture Asylzhan Mamytbekov came to Akmola Oblast to unveil a new granary. KazAgro (government arm facilitating development of agriculture in Kazakhstan) helped private investors launch the new granary in central Kazakhstan. The 32 000 grain storage facility worth over 3 million dollars is owned by Tonkeris Grain Collecting Station Ltd. It is equipped with drying machines from Argentina, a laboratory with automated sampling equipment from Switzerland and other foreign equipment most which came from Spain.
Views: 564 Tengrinews English
'Anti-lace' policy in Kazakhstan: What does it ban?
 
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Tempers are flaring in Kazakhstan over an unusual ban that comes into force in June 2014. The ban has become widely known as a 'ridiculous lace undies ban', a 'lacist' policy and, the smartest version, a 'non-tariff regulation'. But what is the policy really about? What exactly is banned from being imported to Kazakhstan? "The technical regulation contains nothing against laсe underwear, the word lace is not even mentioned there. The regulation says: hygroscopicity standard for underwear," Lyubov Maslatsova, Technical Auditor of Textiles Businesses at the Association of Light Industry Enterprises of Kazakhstan told Tengrinews. So what does hygroscopility or absorption mean? Is it a standard for some diaper-like lace panties that are supposed to absorb 6 percent of anything seeping into them? It is definitely not. Absorption property of a fabric is its equilibrium moisture content after the fabric is exposed to air humidity under given conditions. Speaking English it is not about absorbing anything seeping in the panties it is about the temperature and humidity of the surrounding air and the temperature of a human body. Fabric with sufficient hydroscopic property acts as a temperature mediator between the human body and the environment. "The 6% standard has been set because fabrics with this abortion property are the most comfortable ones for a human body. It is not a draconic standard. It is very realistic at is absolutely achievable for producers," she continued. According to the expert, "it is ridiculous to interpret the regulation as a lace ban", because it sets the standard to make sure that only proper blended fabrics are used in making of underwear, and it does not influence laces in any way: "Lace of excellent quality and magnificent beauty is made of the blended fabrics that comply with the absorption requirement," Mrs. Maslatsova said, adding that it is a common practice in underwear design to install a soft hydroscopic liner usually made of fabrics with high cotton content. "The absorption parameter of cotton is at over 10%" and this practice greatly improves the absorption of the underwear and brings it up to the standard. Since the regulation has no problem with laces, than what is it banning? Underwear made in Europe and America is of excellent quality and exceeds the standard of 6% by far. Underwear produced in Belarus -- a well-known firm Melovitsa -- also has not problem complying. So, the standard is not even a non-tariff regulation, because it is not targeting any foreign competitors, and Kazakhstan has no underwear producers of its own. The only source of non-compliant produce is crossborder traffic -- most of it illegal -- from the neighboring countries, mainly China. If floods the Kazakhstan market and constitutes almost 90% of all the underwear in the country. It is cheap, which is good, but some of the smuggled clothes is not body-friendly. Use of improper fabrics for making of the delicate clothes causes rash, allergies, eruptions and all kinds of skin problems. The regulation will serve as a screening tool to filter out the unsafe items. So, to make it short, the 6% absorption standard targets illegal traffic of underwear that is not safe to wear. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 564 Tengrinews English
Kazakh diet potatoes: new healthy alternative
 
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Kazakhstani plant breeders have produced a new type of potatoes, Tengrinews reports. Vladimir Shvidchenko, Director of Astana-based Agrobiological Research Center of the Kazakh Argotechnical University told http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv about the properties of the new product. The main difference between the new product and an ordinary potato is its dietary property. The new diet potatoes have a peculiar color which depending on the breed can be red, blue or even purple. The diet potatoes have as much vitamins as beets, carrots and other useful vegetables. For those who watch out for their waste lines and cannot afford to eat high calorie potatoes it's a great alternative. Mr. Shvidchenko said that eating the diet potatoes will not add you kilos, but will give you needed nutrients. The new type of potatoes is produced through breeding of wild South American potatoes with other breeds that are better adapted to cold Kazakhstan winters. The breeders have named the new diet potato -- a low calorie potato. It has twice as much protein as the ordinary potatoes. The researches of the Kazakh Agrotechnical University are ready to grow diet potatoes rich with vitamins and antioxidants for mass consumption. Besides, some farmers have already ex[pressed interested in the new product. The breeding out work is almost done, and it only remains to create a new brand for the new super-potato to start popularizing it. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Almaty commuters pay broken keys for bus fare
 
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Cunning commuters would use anything but money to pay for a bus fare in Almaty. Instead of tenge coins they would sometimes put broken keys, old soviet coins or any foreign currency. The validators happened to "gulp down" anything and even give change for it. Everyday the cashiers of the public transportation companies have to fish out the metal garbage. According to AlmatyElectroTrans, every month there is up to 30 kilos of "alternative payment". The loses have not been calculated yet but the company promise to replace some of the ticket machines will more advanced and harder-to-fool electronic devices in April. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstan Prime Minister and Kazakhstan Government resign
 
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Prime-Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov has resigned. According to the Kazakhstan legislation powers of the Cabinet are terminated automatically at resignation of prime-minister. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Green Belt around Astana to be extended
 
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A Green Belt is being formed around Astana. 150 pheasants and bustards have been released. President Nazarbayev urges Kazakhstan citizens to plant more trees in their neighbourhoods. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Natural phenomenon: ideal ice circle in Kazakhstan river
 
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An ideal ice circle has formed on the Narym River in eastern Kazakhstan. A resident of Ulken Naryn village filmed the natural phenomenon on his cellphone while fishing, reports Altaynews.kz. The author of the video believes that the ideal circle is a result of a vortex that shaped the ice into this ideal form. Some internet folks with wild imagination suggested that the ideal circle is a sign left by aliens. Earlier this winter a similar spinning ice disk was spotted on the Sheyenne River in North Dakota. Is was totally natural phenomenon and not the work of aliens or secret government spies, according to reports. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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900 firefighters quenching Barakholka in Almaty
 
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A large fire has happened in Almaty flea market located in the lower outskirts of the city. The market, also known as Barakholka, started burning late on February 4 after all the doors were closed and all the traders and customers were long gone. Firefighters got the message about the fire at 9:09 p.m. and arrived to the site 9 minutes later. The flames initially engulfed 400 square meters of the flea market section called Jupiter packed with a variety of consumer goods and then tried to spill into the neighboring Alatau-1 section, but were thrown back by the firefighters. However the fire was so large that they could not take it under control right away and it eventually covered the area somewhere between 1000 and 1500 square meters. The damages are still being estimated. 914 firefighters were working hard to extinguish the huge fire along with 111 fire-fighting vehicles. Their deliberation and numbers helped them stop the flames from spreading any further by 10:17 and extinguish the fire completely by midnight. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Emergency in Southern Kazakhstan: one dead, several injured
 
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Shymkent, a large city in southern Kazakhstan, has been experiencing a hurricane for two days in a row. On May 13, the strong wind knocked down a metal water tank from its support bearing. The water tank then crushed with all its weight onto a car parked nearby. The video was filmed on a mobile phone by eyewitnesses on the scene. Fortunately, the Zhiguli car was empty. A seller of a convenience store in Sairam district was much less fortunate. The 45-year-old woman was walking out of her store when the hurricane ripped off a nearby roof and cast it down on her head. The woman is now in hospital in critical condition with numerous bone fractures and injuries. There are four other victims of the wind in the hospital. Some of them sustained injuries from pieces of falling roofs, others were grazed by falling trees. The day before a 52-year-old zookeeper was killed by an uprooted tree. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstani Danika Patrick in the making - Lyubov Andreeva
 
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Lubov Andreeva is 17 year old and she Kazakhstan's kart racing champion from Almaty. She does not have a driving license yet because of there age, but she has an international racing license that allow her to compete in races. This year, Lubov is competing in Formula Russia as the first Kazakhstani ever to enter this race. Her father Daniil Andreev who acts as her machine man brought her into racing. He watches all races his daughter participates in. At the moment, Lubov is successfully combining her school and racing trainings. On November 21, the young racer is turning 18 and plans to get a driving license right away. On July 1 Yerbolat Dossayev, Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan commended on devaluation rumours and mentioned Kazakhstan plans to transit to non-Dollar payments. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 398 Tengrinews English
Subaru racing on Shymbulak slope closely avoiding snowboarders
 
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Shymbulak ski resort administration claims the Subaru drift to be staged by professional stunt men. The video starts as probably any video with a snowboarder trying out some cool tricks. But it is not the snowboard tricks that causes the cameraman's reaction. A sudden appearance of Subaru Legacy on the Shymbulak slope shocks the snowboarders. The car drifts on a snowy slope clearly ruining the track. The administration claims that a stunt was organised with all due security precautions taken into consideration. Apparently a racer Anton Avdeev was driving the car. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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A crane drops a 40-ton container on a taxi in Almaty
 
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An unusual accident involving very bad math and very lucky people has happened in Almaty. A crane mounted on a truck was moving a heavy 40-ton container, but the crane-man failed to calculate the permissible weight correctly and the crane toppled over dropping the container precisely on the top of a taxi that had pulled over in a nearby alley minutes before. By a sheer luck the taxi was empty when this happened. Both the driver and the passenger stepped out of the car moments before the crash. The incident was settled peacefully. The weighty container was removed from the roof of the car and the owner of the crane fully compensated the damages to the taxi company. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
Views: 1279 Tengrinews English
Akmola Oblast flooded by melt waters in Kazakhstan
 
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Meltwater has flooded 330 houses in Atbasar town in Akmola Oblast in central Kazakhstan. 256 people were evacuated on April 11. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakh troops set out for anti-terrorist Peace Mission drills in China
 
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Kazakhstani airmobile forces are departing for anti-terrorist military drills Peace Mission 2014 in China. Kazakhstan is represented at the Peace Mission by the Combat Battalion of the Airmobile Forces, AN 72, SI 295 and SU 27 airplanes. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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F1 Coulthard, Ukrainian drifters and ultimate need for speed in Almaty
 
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Formula-1 level entertainment in Almaty on June 1st. A custom 1km-long track layout stretched from Zheltoksan street to Dostyk street in Almaty city. A former British Formula One race David Coulthard's stunning show was the long-awaited highlight of the day. The racer pushed the limits of the Red Bull's RB7 Formula 1 car and crossed the track three times to the delight of the audience. Ukrainian stunt men and drifters performed on the Republic Square too. A famous drifter Alexander Grinchuk or "Grinya" from Ukraine impressed the audience with his extreme parking skills. Grinya parks while drifting with superb elegance. The Ukrainian drifter took the two times Olympic weightlifter champion Ilya Ilyin from Kazakhstan for a drive. The Kazakhstani Olympic record holder enjoyed a 250 km per hour drive on the improvised track. Ilyin said that it was an unforgettable experience. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Transplantology pushes forward in Kazakhstan, so as organ donorship
 
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Dr. Zhaksylyk Doskaliyev is the Head of the Coordination Council on Organ and Tissue Transplantation in Kazakhstan. The organization has five regional branches in Astana, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktobe and Karaganda. It has a specially trained group of doctors to conduct a kind of a literacy project in organ donation in Kazakhstan to raise the population awareness of the procedure and reduce hostility toward the new development in the society. Dr. Doskaliyev says that there is a lot of work to do. More than 4000 people are in need for organ transplants. For instance, there are 1255 patients on the waiting list for kidney transplantation, 975 need liver transplantation, 233 require a new pancreas and 235 need lung translation. There are 1146 people in the line up for the main organ -- heart. Cadaveric donors are rare in Kazakhstan, and in most cases relatives are the ones who donate organs for the complicated surgeries, said Dr. Doskaliyev. In 2013 there were 123 transplantation surgeries that used organs from living relative donors and only 6 involving organ donated by will -- cadaveric transplants. According to Dr. Doskaliyev, the public opinion has been changing and becoming more positive about transplantations from deceased donors. People come to understanding that by donating their organs after death they can save lives. The database of the National Transplantology Center lead by Dr. Doskaliyev already has around 20 people who have provided their notarized consent and volunteered to donate their organs in case of the brain death. Dr. Doskaliyev himself is ready to donate his organs after death for the noble cause.
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Renaming Kazakhstan to get rid of 'stan' ending: opinions
 
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Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has proposed to rename Kazakhstan to Kazakh Eli to get rid of the 'stan' ending and make the name more authentic for the Kazakh culture. Commenting on the proposed renaming, Director of the Valikhanov Institute of History of Ethnology Khankeldy Abzhanov points out that the word 'Kazakhstan' consists of two parts 'Kazakh' - the name of the ethnos - and 'stan' that means 'country' in Persian. In the Kazakh language 'El' means 'country'. Dr. Abzhanov believes that what the president proposed "is the exact translation of the name of our county from Persian to Kazakh and the idea pursues the goal of restoring the fair historical name of the country". Besides, he believes that the new name would help unify the nation. Doctor of political science Dosym Satpayev offers a political explanation to the idea. The new name appeals to the national-patriotic youth in Kazakhstan. And these are the young people that would constitute a majority of the country's electorate within 5-10 years. "That is why this sentiment will be among the main tools that many politicians will try to use" to round up supporters. Besides, he pointed out, half jokingly, that if the county is renamed to Kazakh Eli "it will finally put an end to the debates about how Kazakhstan citizens are supposed to be called: Kazakhstanis or Kazakhs." Former member of the Majilis, the Lower Chamber of the Kazakhstan Parliament, is a vigorous supporter of the idea of renaming. Citing his twitter followers -- 75% of whom are Kazakh-speaking young people -- he says that the Internet was buzzing with joy at the prospect of renaming. "Some people just don't understand the essence of it, they think that Kazakh Yeli is some artificial name made up by ideologists. But in fact it is the actual name of the Kazakh nation," he says. It is like back to the roots for him. He believes that international community is expecting changes from the dynamically developing Kazakhstan and that changing the name could be a good way to add on to the country's image. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Tenge devaluation in Kazakhstan, statement and reactions
 
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On February 11 2014 Kazakhstan devalued its national currency - the tenge -- by nearly 20%. Here is what the central bank says and what the population thinks. "Today the National Banks has decided to stop supporting the tenge exchange rate at its previous level that made 155.6 tenge per dollar yesterday. We believe that the new equilibrium exchange rate should be set to 185 tenge per dollar. "The national bank has set a corridor for the exchange rate to float in to plus minus three tenge from the new rate of 185 tenge per dollar, Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan said at the press-briefing in Almaty on February 11. When asked about what they expected from the devaluation people in the streets of Astana said: "Well, what I think is that all the prices will go up. They already have. Cost of food and public transport fares. But our wages are the same as before," a woman said. "Those who have bank loans are fortunate, inflation is coming. What concerns prices, I don't know, cars will grow in prices and all the equipment, it all comes from abroad and is paid for in dollars. Well, anyway, I've got a loan to repay and this will help me repay it faster. Besides, there is a rumor that the ruble will go down, too," a man said. "Everything will become more expensive. Prices will spike. Pensions were increased by 7% not long ago, but after that power and water rates went up and downplayed the increase," an elderly woman said. "We were promised a 29% increase in our wages starting June 2015, but now, before this could even happen we get the devaluation. Just when things were starting to brighten up... now we will have to find some way to cope with it. We will have to survive... again", two women, most probably school teachers, said. The central bank of Kazakhstan gave the following reasons for the one step devaluation of the tenge: "First, The situation in all the developing countries, in particular in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, suggest weakening of their currencies against US dollar. "Second, there remains an uncertainty over the exchange rate of the Russian Ruble. You can remember that in 2013 the Ruble weakened by 7% against dollar and this January the weakening continued. "Third, the condition of Kazakhstan's balance of payments. Although our current account remains in black, we are witnessing a growth of import. "Forth, high devaluation expectations in the economy accompanied by a intensification of speculations at the forex market which compelled the National Bank to interferer into the market on a regular basis. "Fifth, there are preconditions in our economy that give reason to expect the inflation to be within 3-4% in the mid-term perspective. "All these adjustments have been made to improve the competitiveness of the tenge exchange rate and consequently improve the competitiveness of the local producers," Kairat Kelimbetov concluded. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Spider-Man took 8 days to speak Kazakh
 
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 characters started speaking Kazakh language in a small recording studio. Merei Adzhibekov, a young theater actor voiced Peter Parker, the Spider-Man. Gwen Stacy, Peter Parker's girlfriend was voiced by Alima Kairbekova. Azamat Kanapiya voiced Maxwell Dillon. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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People are not leaving Zhanaozen; they just keep coming
 
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Zanaozen is a single industry oil town in western Kazakhstan. Its population has almost doubled over the past 10 year and made 102 thousand people as of January 2013. A very large portion of the people who contributed to this massive population growth were repatriates -- ethnic Kazakhs -- mostly from Uzbekistan, China, Mongolia, Turkmenistan and Russia. The Kazakhstan government largely supported the campaign of bringing the repatriates back to Kazakhstan, but the migration flows have turned out difficult to control. Many of the newcomers have no education or professional skills, many feel unwelcome among Kazakhstan citizens. This pushes them to leave in estranged communities and creates social tensions. Kazakhstan government has already started taking steps to resolve the education problem, but housing and infrastructure problems remain very acute as the population in Zhanaozen has been growing faster than the town's utility networks.
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First time ever electro jetigen at The Spirit of Tengri
 
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Electro jetigen was brought to Kazakhstan only couple days ago from Moscow. That is where the unique new instrument was made. The front man of Adlaspan band Nurzhan Toishy invented and designed the modern version of the Kazakh ethnic instrument. He had previously created an electro dombra. The new jetigen differs from the traditional instrument as it can produce a much wider range of sounds. It has 23 strings, with 6 of them placed on a Hawaiian guitar-type neck. It took 12 people and 4 month to make the first ever electro jetigen. The instrument will be played in concert for the first time at The Spirit of Tengri festival on June 7 in Almaty. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Kazakhstan dancer stars in Ukraine: interview
 
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Dmitriy Schebet has become the first finalist of the Ukranian Everybody Dance from Kazakhstan. He took the 3rd place in the 6th Season of the Ukrainian equivalent of American So You Think You Can Dance. In his native Ridder in eastern Kazakhstan, the 21 y.o. was known only to break dance fans. He may not be well known in his native Kazakhstan yet, but after the show Schebet became quite famous in Ukrain. In the exclusive interview to http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv, the young break dancer and choreographer told Tengrinews about his depression, artistic crisis and small victories. He met his love on the show and now his young heart is torn between Kiev and Almaty. But despite the long-distance relationship, Schebet is not ready to give up his Kazakhstan passport for Ukrainian citizenship. "I'm a Kazakh," said the dancer with a smile. (Videos of the dancing come from http://www.stb.ua and have been used for illustration purposes only. Please refer to STB for full versions.) For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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Windstorm uproots tree, kills zookeeper in Shymkent
 
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22 m/s wind with 28 m/s gusts ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and killed a person in Kazakhstan's southern city of Shymkent on May 12. The tragic accident happened at 8 in the morning. The 52-y.o. zookeeper was about her usual morning duties tending the Zoo's predators when the wind unexpectedly fell a tree killing her on the spot. According to the Director of Shymkent Zoo Seidulla Zhubayev, the deceased woman - Gulnazym Tulenova - had a husband and three kids. She had worked in the Zoo for 25 years. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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16 wounded, 165 arrested in mass disorders in Almaty  HD 720p
 
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Mass disorders that happened yesterday left 16 people severely injured, the mall rampaged, nearby cars overturned and a lot of people scared. Late on August 31 around 2000 people gathered near Prime Plaza mall in Almaty for a concert of a famous Kazakh pop singer Kairat Nurtas. The concert did not start on time and then the singer left the stage without even finishing the first song. The disappointed crowd started breaking through the fencing then raged at the parking lot and the ground floor of the mall shattering windows and crashing the equipment. The damage to the concert equipment alone is estimated at more than 150 thousand dollars. The mob was using stones and glass bottles. Police arrived shortly after the disorders started to disperse the crowd. 165 people were arrested, more of them were released after some questioning.
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Southern Kazakhstan fighting back floodwater
 
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Several villages in Kyzylorda Oblast in southern Kazakhstan have been repeatedly experiencing destructive floods for over a fortnight, since the time snow started melting heavily in the end of February. Many of the residents of Zhailma village had to abandon their houses and move over to their friends and extended families until the time the hazard passes. Many of the houses have been damaged so badly that they are collapsing or on the verge of collapsing and beyond repair. Birlik village is also under the threat of a heavy flooding. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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73yo Kazakh grandpa cracks record
 
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73 y.o. Kazakh grandpa has cracked his own record in lifting a wood block. This time he lifted a six-kilo wood block 9 thousand times during four hours and 22 minutes. Ivan Ivanov, known to everyone as Zhan-Ata, made meditations to establish connection with space a part of his preparations for the challenge. The Kazakh record-breaker was brought up in an orphanage and that is where his name comes from. (The name Ivan is unusual for ethic Kazakhs.) He considers himself a person possessing superpowers. It is not the first time that Zhan-Ata is surprising people with his unique performances. His previous spectacular demonstrations included swing a punching bag with his psychic abilities, lifted a wood block multiple times and performing one thousand sit-ups. Although his name is already in the Kazakhstan's Record Book, Zhan-Ata says, he is not doing it for the Guinness World Record, but to popularize healthy lifestyle among his fellow Kazakhstanis. Every morning he does morning exercises, runs 7 km (4.3 miles) and starting from March till late Fall he walks barefoot. In his youth he was a USSR master of sports in boxing and sambo and studied martial arts in a Shaolin Monastery. Zhan-Ata has promised to continue surprising the public with his new records. For more news please visit http://en.tengrinews.kz, to access more videos directly please click http://en.tengrinews.kz/tv
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