June 21. Today's Birthdays
21 June 2022 08:00

June 21. Today's Birthdays

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 21st of June, Kazinform reports.


Kairat Absattarov (1966) – mayor of Zhezkazgan city.

Born in Zhezkazgan, he graduated from the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, Zhezkazgan University, and holds an MBA from the National University of Science and Technology MISIS.

He was appointed to his current post in August 2020.

Arman Yevniyev (1968) – head of the National Project Implementation Monitoring Office.

Born in North Kazakhstan region, he graduated from the Omsk Agricultural Institute, Public Administration Academy under the Kazakh President, Karaganda Relevant Education Institute Bolashak.

In 2016-2018, he worked as a state inspector at the Kazakh President’s Office. From 2018 to 2019, he was the first Kazakh vice minister of agriculture.

Between 2020 and 2021, he served as head of the Center for the development of project management in public administration of the Public Administration Academy under the Kazakh President.

He took up his recent post in February 2021.

Assan Yeskendirov (1971) – Kazakh Supreme Court judge.

Born in Kokshetau city, he graduated from the Buketov Karaganda State University.

From 2012 to 2015, he served as Chairman of the Appeal Judicial Panel for civil and administrative cases of the Akmola Regional Court.

He took up his current post in December 2015.

Yernat Sybankulov (1973) – chief transport prosecutor of Kazakhstan.

Born in Almaty region, he graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University.

He was appointed to his current post in April 2019.

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August 10. Today's Birthdays
10 August 2022 08:00

August 10. Today's Birthdays

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 10th of August.


Abai Kunanbaev (1845-1904) – great Kazakh poet, composer, philosopher, founder and first classicist of Kazakh written literature.

He was born in the foothills of the Shyngys mountains, Karkaralinsk (today’s Abai) district, East Kazakhstan region.

Abai penned around 170 verses and 56 translations, wrote «The Book of Words». He also composed around 20 melodies.

Yeleusiz Buirin (1874-1933) – one of the first Kazakh journalists, poet, public figure. He is among those to introduce the work «Kazakhstan».

Born in West Kazakhstan region, he graduated from the Zhangirkhan school in the Bukey Horde, Kazan Pedagogical Seminary.

He worked as a teacher of the Russian language and literature at the city school in Astrakhan.

From 1911 to 1913, Yeleusiz served as an editor of Kazakhstan newspaper. In 1920, he held different posts in the bodies of Soviet authority. Between 1930 and 1932, he was a researcher at the Almaty Central Museum.

Murat Kussainov (1948) – composer, one of the founders and head of Dos Mukasan ensemble, member of the Union of Composers of Kazakhstan, member-correspondent of the Academy of Art of Kazakhstan.

Born in Zhambyl reigon, he graduated from the Kazakh Polytechnic Institute, Kurmangazy Almaty Consevatory.

In 1991, he established the first private music center Auen in Kazakhstan.

Kussainov is the author of over 30 songs and musical works.

Maksut Kulzhanov (1949) - founder of the Public Health School of Kazakhstan.

Born in Semipalatinsk region, he graduated from the Karaganda Medical Institute.

In 2013, he worked as Chairman of the Board of the Republican Medical Chamber.

Venera Nigmatulina (1962) – Kazakh film actress.

Born in Almaty city, she graduated from the Tashkent State Theatre and Art Institute.

Throughout her career, she worked as a producer, scrip writer, and TV host. In 2000 and 2002, she acted as Vice President of the Union of Cinematographers of Kazakhstan.

Aigul Kapbarova (1975) – Deputy of the Senate of the Kazakh Parliament, member of the Committee on Social and Cultural Development and Science.

Born in Chimkent (now Turkestan) region, she graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University, journalist.

She took up her recent post in June 2019.

Aruzhan Sain (1976) – Commissioner for Children in Kazakhstan, public figure, TB host, actress, producer, director of the Miloserdiye charitable foundation.

Born in Kyzylorda city, she graduated from the Al-Farabi Kazakh State National University

She was appointed to the current post in July 2019.

Aslan Tukiyev (1979) – Chairman of the Judicial Chamber of Administrative Cases of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan.

Born in Karaganda city, she graduated from the Karaganda Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Karaganda Economics University, took upskilling courses and scientific internships in Turkey, Germany, France, and Latvia.

He took up his recent post in January 2022.

August 10. Kazinform's timeline of major events
10 August 2022 07:00

August 10. Kazinform's timeline of major events

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - Kazinform's Timeline is the one-stop shop where you can learn about historical events and dates for the 10th of August. See what notable events happened throughout Kazakhstan's history on August 10.


Abai Day

The birthday of prominent Kazakh poet and thinker Abai (10 August 1845) officially became a holiday in Kazakhstan in accordance with the decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan as of 4 August 2020. Abai is a Kazakh poet, composer, enlightener, thinker, public figure and founder of the Kazakh written literature.


1995 - The Abai state cultural and historical memorial complex is unveiled in the city of Semipalatinsk. It also features a museum, a madrassa and a mosque where Abai studied.

2010 – A monument to eminent son of the Kazakh land, composer Suyunbay Aronuly next to the Sports Palace is unveiled in Taldykorgan city. The 10m bronze monument is designed by Kazakh architect Kazbek Zharylgapov and sculptor Merlan Azmagambetov.

2012 - The volume of oil extracted at the Karakuduk oilfield located 365 kilometers northeast from Aktau city in Mangistau region exceeds the mark of 10 million tons. Oil is first discovered in the Karaduk oilfield back in 1972. The industrial exploration starts only in 1998. The first million tons of oil is extracted in 2003.

2014 – Two sisters from Kazakhstan Kseniya and Anastasia Mikhailovskiy participate in the 9th edition of the Little Miss Universe Awards in Tbilisi, Georgia. Kseniya becomes the Little Miss Universe – 2014, Super Grand prix titles, while Anastasia is crowned the Little Miss Universe grand prix-2014.

2014 - Two prominent Kazakhstani wrestlers Vadim Psaryev and Zhaksylyk Ushkempirov are inducted into the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in Switzerland.

2016 - Kunanbay drama is screened as part of the main program of the 7th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival along with 60 feature films, documentaries and animated films from 33 countries.

2017 – For the first time in history Kazakhstan takes part in the 18th World Summer Polonia Games held in the Polish city of Toruń. The event brings together teams of athletes from 32 countries. Team Kazakhstan consists of 17 amateur athletes from Nur-Sultan and Almaty who collect 11 medals at the event.

2017 – The State of Qatar announces free of charge visas for the nationals of the Republic of Kazakhstan who can now stay in its territory for 30 days with a possible 30-day extension of their visas.

2017 - Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen is named the Best Singer of the Year at Golden Melody Awards in Hong Kong.

2020 – The National Bank of Kazakhstan issues collectors coins ‘ABAI. 175 JYL’ as part of ‘The Outstanding Events and People’ series. The release is dated to the 175th anniversary of great Kazakh poet and thinker Abai.

August 9. Today's Birthdays
9 August 2022 08:00

August 9. Today's Birthdays

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Today's Birthdays is the one-stop shop where you can learn about prominent Kazakhstani people who were born on the 9th of August.


Ulan Baizhanov (1958) – Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan.

The Almaty native graduated from the Kirov Kazakh State University, where he studied to be a lawyer.

His career started as a senior legal advisor at KazGUgrad, where he worked between 1980 and 1983. From 1983 to 1987, he served as a department head at Kazkniga of the Committee for publishing, printing and book trading of the Kazakh SSR. In the period from 1987 to 1991, Baizhanov was an instructor, deputy head of the legal department, head of the administrative offices department, and head of the government-legal department at the Alma-Ata Municipal Executive Committee. Between 1991 and 1995, he headed the Justice Department in the city of Almaty and was a member of the Justice Ministry of Kazakhstan. In the space of two years from 1995 to 1997, he served as a director general of the Almaty-Zan Law Center. Between 1997 and 1999, he was the vice president at Kazakhtelecom. He served as the vice minister of the State Revenues Ministry of Kazakhstan (1999-2002), executive director of legal enforcement at KazMunayGas (01/2003-03/2003), deputy director general at the KazMunayTeniz oil company (03/2003-07/2003), chairman of Nefteconsulting (since 2003 KazMunayGasConsulting) (2003-2005). Between 2009 and 2011, Baizhanov served as a managing director at the Samruk Kazyna National Welfare Fund. From 2011 to 2015, he headed the Kazakh Prosecutor-General’s office.

In the space of one year, he worked as a deputy chairman of the Board of Kazkommertsbank. In February 2020, Baizhanov served as the chairman of the Auditing Commission of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan.

Between 2021 and 2022, he was an independent director of the national information and communication holding Zerde.

He took up his current post in February 2022.

Zhakyp Marabayev (1962) – honored worker of the oil and gas sector of Kazakhstan, PhD.

The native of the city of Guryev graduated from the Gubkin Moscow Institute of Petrochemical and Gas Industry in 1984 and the Moscow State University of Management in 2002, majoring in mining engineering.

His working experience includes periods as head of the technical department of the Kamsomolskneft, director of the commerce department at the Sfinsk concern, head of the department of hydrocarbon commodities of the Ministry of External Economic Affairs of Kazakhstan, head of the department of marine operations of the Ministry of Energy and Fuel Resources of Kazakhstan, director general of the International Caspian Sea Research Consortium.

Over the years, Marabayev held different positions at Kazakhoil, the National Savings Bank of Kazakhstan, KazTransOil, Oil and Gas Transport National Company, KazMunayGas, KazEnergy, and North Caspian Operating Company. In 2019 and 2022, he served as the Deputy Chairman of the Board of the KazMunayGas National Company.