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July 1 2019

The forgotten people of the Eskene station  

6 years ago, the resettlement of residents of the village of Eskene, in the Makat district, to the city of Atyrau did not affect the railway station. The station was withdrawn from the balance sheet of Kazakhstan Railways and attached to the Baygetobinskiy rural district. Since then the station has been in a state of uncertainty, it seems residents will also be relocated but when is uncertain.


June 9 2019

Workers at Tengiz demand wage increase  

On 8 June, at Tengiz, approximately 100 workers at Sarens Kazakhstan company went on strike, demanding a salary increase. Videos of the protesting workers at Tengiz quickly spread through social networks and on instant messenger. It became known to Ak Zhaiyk, that after negotiations, the workers were persuaded to disperse to the dormitories.


June 7 2019

​Ural fish killed by liquid chlorine from Atyrau Su Arnasy and improper control of officials

The materials of the investigative-operative group of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which completed the pre-trial investigation into the mass death of fish in the Ural River, were at the disposal of “Ak Zhaiyk”. The capital investigators have established direct involvement in the environmental disaster of the Atyrau Su Arnasy Communal State Enterprise (Atyrau Water Authority). This document has not yet been endorsed by the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs however it is unlikely there will be significant changes.


May 24 2019

Atyrau will host ‘Motor West – 2019’ auto show

On May 25th, for the first time, the city of Atyrau will host the auto show ‘Motor West – 2019’. During the exhibition, over 50 cars from all over Western Kazakhstan will be presented; retro, classic, sports and tuned cars. The exhibition will also feature 15 of the most luxurious motorcycles in Atyrau.


May 16 2019

‘Immodest behaviour’. Tokayev gave instructions to the Ministry of Internal Affairs after a video with a policeman on horseback  

President Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev instructed the Minister of Internal Affairs to conduct and internal investigation into the head of the Atyrau Oblast Police Department, Ayan Duisembayev.


May 1 2019

To the attention of residents and guests of the city of Atyrau! Срочно

The bike ride, which was scheduled for May 1 at 17.00, is canceled due to adverse weather conditions (rain) and for the safety of cyclists as  wet roads can be dangerous.


April 25 2019

1 May – ‘Charity Bike Ride Atyrau – 2019’  

On 1 May, a mass bike ride ‘Charity Bike Ride Atyrau-2019’ will be held. The race distance is nine kilometres and will be open to everyone. Car traffic will be restricted during the race.


A murder in Atyrau    

A shocking video has been distributed on social networks - in the residential area of Privokzalny in Atyrau, a man approached another man standing near a car, shot him with a rifle and ran away.


April 15 2019

Atyrau Marathon: man in a kilt and mother with child in stroller    

The annual Atyrau Marathon was held on 14 April in Atyrau, with distances of 42 km, 21 km, 10 km, 3 km and 1.2 km. This year the sports event attracted around 3,000 runners from Kazakhstan and other countries.


April 12 2019

Murdered man buried on shore of river

On 9 April, a brutal murder was committed in Atyrau. Four suspects were detained on the same day by officers of the Atyrau Oblast Police Department and the KNB department. The detained suspects showed police the place where the corpse had been buried.


April 8 2019

Our Atyrau Beauty  

The final of the ‘Miss Atyrau 2019’ beauty contest was won by 17-year-old Asylzhan Nuralina. Competition was tough with 17 other contestants vying for the title, each of whom have passed through the qualifying round. Aside from good looks, all contestants were required to sing, dance and break down and reassemble a Kalashnikov assault rifle.


April 5 2019

“Daddy, stop, we are crashing!” UPDATE    

In the evening of March 29th, a Toyota Hiace car driving along Azattyk Avenue, collided with a Nissan Maxima car while turning towards Balykshi on the “Molecule” ring and drove into a vegetable pavilion afterwards. Behind the wheel of the Toyota was a drunk 32-year-old driver, with his wife and two children in the car. Even before the collision a video recorded the cries of his wife and children: “What are you doing, think about the children!” and “Dad, stop, we are crying!”. 


April 1 2019

Lexus driver failed to slow down for unregulated pedestrian crossing.  

On 25 March, a woman was knocked down by a Lexus driven by a 23-year-old on an unregulated pedestrian crossing in Atyrau Avangard near TD Sulpak. The 27-year-old victim was hospitalised in the regional hospital.


March 22 2019

March 16 2019

Responsible Posting on Social Media

Today, almost all of us have a personal media outlet. Posting or sharing certain content can have serious consequences and may even result in arrest and detention. How do we post and make comment on social networks and not be at risk?


March 15 2019

March 11 2019

​Chronicles of an unofficial catastrophe    

The first public reports of the mass death of fish in Ural River in Atyrau were registered on the 2nd of December, last year. Today, the 7th March, hundreds of thousands of fish carcasses are almost evenly distributed in the thickness of the river ice. These fish, swollen from corpse gas, floated to the surface and were icebound. Underwater surveys prove that more than one thousand tons have decomposed on the bottom, not visible to the eye. The worst thing is that they continue to die. But Atyrau officials believe there is no reason for concern.


March 3 2019

2 years 6 months’ probation for a 19-year old who ran into three girls on pedestrian crossing    

Atyrau City Court sentenced a 19-year old driver who ran into three girls on Atyrau Plaza pedestrian crossing on Satpayev Avenue in August last year.


February 27 2019

Three dead and 20 injured in collision    

On February 26th a major traffic accident on the Atyrau-Uralsk highway was reported to the emergency room controller. A Daewoo shuttle bus, travelling from Uralsk to Atyrau, collided with a Volvo truck. Three passengers travelling in the bus were killed, 15 others sustained injuries of varying degree.


February 20 2019

​Zharaysyn Foman!    

Teacher of mathematics at the Nazarbeyev Intellectual School in Atyrau, Foman de La Cruz decided to learn the Kazakh language. Finding it boring spending hours with text books, Foman, who is from the Philippines, decided to master the language through learning songs by local performers.


February 15 2019

A dogs Life and Death in Atyrau  

There are a lot of stray dogs in Atyrau. Some form packs, running around the back streets bringing fear to passers-by. Others, on the contrary, remain alone, wagging their tails and trying to be close to people in the hope that a warm hand will pat their head. These dogs are usually the result of them becoming unnecessary and abandoned by their owners on to the streets. These dogs and others await their fait of a poisoned dart.


February 11 2019

​Winter Ice Race in Atyrau    

On 10 February, ‘Ice Race’ winter marathon was held for the first time in Atyrau. About 500 people participated in the race. Symbolically named a ‘marathon’, the runners started from the ‘White House’, ran along the embankment to the Atyrau State University and back to the ‘White House’ – about four kilometres.


January 28 2019

Police find body in Atyrau cemetery (UPDATE) ДОПОЛНЕНО

The body of a young woman was found wrapped in a blanket on the 26th January in a Muslim cemetery in the md. Zhuldyz-2 area of Atyrau city. The body displayed signs of a violent death with stab wounds to the chest. Animals had further damaged the body post mortem.


Silence surrounding the death of 36 thousand sturgeon    

A video showing piles of dead sturgeon on the site of the Atyrau branch of the Lugovsky Stud Farm in the suburban village of Kok-Arna, has been widely distributed on social networks. ‘AZh’ talked about this to the branch director, Amanzhan Shaudanov.