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February 1 2016

Governor Izmukhambetov included into the List of Mazhilis deputies

Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov was included into the list of the candidates from "Nur Otan" party for the forthcoming elections into the Mazhilis of Kazakhstan Parliament (lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Kazakhstan). The elections are scheduled for March 20 of the current year, our sources report from the party congress.


October 19 2015

​Press Attache David Gamble: "It's not possible to be among 30 top without strong NGOs"

On October 14, David Gamble, the first secretary of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan, paid one-day visit to Atyrau. Our meeting took place thanks to the initiative of the American Embassy in Kazakhstan.


September 18 2015

President in Atyrau: "Those who groundlessly speak ill, will be cruelly punished"

Today the working visit of the president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev to Atyrau has been completed.


September 11 2015

New honorary Consul of South Korea appointed in Atyrau

On September 8-9, the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Kazakhstan Cho YONGCHON visited Atyrau with working visit. The main purpose of his visit was the appointment of the honourable consul of Korea in Atyrau. Famous businessman, the former head of Atyrau Oblast Sagat Tougelbaev was appointed as the council.


February 4 2015

Isekeshev and Shkolnik are arriving to Atyrau

On February 5 the RoK Minister of Investments and Development Aset Isekeshev and the Minister of Energy Vladimir Shkolnik will be arriving to Atyrau for working visit.


January 9 2015

Madi Takiev appointed the head of state revenue department

By the order of the RoK Ministry of Finance Madi Takiev was appointed the head of state revenue department of Atyrau Oblast. M. Takiev previously worked in the administrative office of the RoK Prime Minister.


November 11 2014

Consulate of Hungary opens in Atyrau

New Regional Consulate of Hungary has been opened in Atyrau on Novermber 7. Orazgali Karshegenov, CEO of Atyrau Zharyk JSC, was appointed as Honorary Consul of Hungary in the Western Kazakhstan.


October 31 2014

Visit of German Consul to Atyrau

On October 30 Renate Schimkoreit, General Consul of the Federative Republic of Germany arrived to Atyrau (on a photo).


October 22 2014

Imangali Tasmagambetov headed Ministry of Defence

President Nazarbayev arrived to Mayor’s Office in Astana and informed about appointment of the Mayor Tasmagambetov as the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Then he introduced to the staff the new Mayor of Astana. Together with Imangali Tasmagambetov he went to the Ministry of Defence. The official statement about the appointment is expected any minute.


October 19 2014

Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov: “Six billion for the Forum? No, we didn’t spend that much!”

On October 17, during the briefing at the Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan the Governor of Atyrau Oblast Baktykozha Izmukhambetov made the report titled “About social and economic development of the region and implementation of the state and industry programs".


October 1 2014

The Forum: Meeting in a new palace (+update)

On September 30 in the evening the Forum of interregional cooperation concluded its work. The short plenary session on the subject ““Innovative technologies for oil and gas sector” was held within the framework of the protocol.


Day two of the Forum: with Nazarbayev and Putin

On September 30, at the second day of the 11th Forum of interregional cooperation of Kazakhstan and Russia, the short program was provided to the journalists by the RoK Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegations from Kazakhstan and Russian Federation were scheduled to arrive at 12.00 noon to the Forum. 


July 10 2014

PM Massimov arrived to Atyrau

On July 9, Tamara Duissenova, the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Population visited Atyrau. She arrived with the group of officials accompanying PM Karim Massimov during his business trip to regions.


June 19 2014

Nurlybek Ozhaev appointed Atyrau city Mayor

Today, June 19, Baktykozha Izmukhambetov, Atyrau Oblast Governor, introduced new city Mayor at the core group meeting.

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May 17 2014

Is Atyrau ready to meet Putin?

On May 16, the Plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan Mikhail Bocharnikov, during his working visit to Atyrau had a meeting with the representatives of the local ethno-cultural centers at the Small Hall of regional government administration building.


February 6 2014

President Nazarbayev arrived to Atyrau

Today, Feb 6, in the second half of the day the RoK president Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived with a working visit to Atyrau. During his trip the president was accompanies by the Minister of Oil and Gas Uzakbay Karabalin, the Minister of Regional Development Bolat Zhamishev and the chairman of the board of NWF “Samruk-Kazyna” Umirzak Shukeev.


February 4 2014

President Nazarbayev will arrive to Atyrau on Thursday

According to the source in the Atyrau Oblast Governor's office, on Thursday, Feb 6, President Nursultan Nazarbayev is arriving to Atyrau.


January 20 2014

Rakhat Aliyev revealed Bergey Ryskaliyev’s whereabouts

At the end of last week Rakhat Aliyev stated that RYSKALIEV brothers - Bergey and Amanzhan are killed on the order of N. Nazarbayev and their bodies are buried on the territory of his residence in Borovoye. President’s former son-in-law wrote about this in his Facebook. It was Aliyev’s reaction one day after the news about the dismissal of Aslan Mussin, the chairman of RoK Accounts Commission “in connection with transference to another job”.


January 10 2014

Zhanaozen Activist To Be Sent To Minimum-Security Kazakh Colony

The only female activist jailed on charges of organizing violent protests in Kazakhstan's southwestern town of Zhanaozen is due to be transferred to a minimum-security penal colony.


November 5 2013

Atyrau citizen arrested in Dubai

Ten days passed since the detention of 12 Kazakhstan nationals in Dubai. The first person who was arrested was Myrzabek Kautbaev, the citizen of Atyrau. He was arrested at the Dubai International Airport when he and his grandmother were passing through the passport control point.


July 10 2013

Police bids to prevent activists from attending human rights meeting

Police attempted to impede a few public activists from attending a human rights meeting.


April 3 2013

Clan relationships among officials need be removed - expert

Aidos Sarym, a political scientist, hopes Kazakhstan will eventually get rid of venal practices in the 21st century. For the moment the situation leaves a lot to be desired.


April 2 2013

Staff sorted out

On March 27 there was one issue on the agenda of the extraordinary session of Atyrau Oblast Maslikhat: establishment of the oblast cadre personnel commission within the framework of amendments to the civil service legislation that came into force on March 26.


February 25 2013

Governor’s performance report

On February 22, Atyrau Oblast Governor Baktykozha Izmukhambetov made a report on the results of socioeconomic development in 2012 and tasks for 2013.


February 20 2013

First Deputy Prime Minister Arrived

Today, Feb 20, Bakytzhan Sagintaev, the First Deputy Prime Minster and the Minister of Regional Development arrived in Atyrau.