inform.kz. “Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes”- For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It's like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates.
usmagazine.com. “Cristiano Ronaldo, Irina Shayk Split After Five Years of Dating” - Here's to the single life! Cristiano Ronaldo and model Irina Shayk have called it quits after five years of dating, Us Weekly can confirm.
tengrinews.kz.“Tunisia wants to join Customs Union” - Tunisia has sent a request for joining the Customs Union. According to the Tunisian ambassador in Russia Ali Gutali, Tunisia expects to join the Customs Union in the nearest future.
“Yerkesh Shakeyev and Marat Bisengaliev present Kazakh neoclassical music in London” - World famous violinist Marat Bisengaliev has played neoclassical music of a Kazakh composer in London this weekend. The concert in St. Luke's was a world premier of music by Yerkesh Shakeyev that incorporated 15 very different pieces that impressed both the orchestra and the European audience by their diversity, originality and unusual combination of music genres.
neurope.eu. “Kazakhstan celebrating 500 years of statehood” - Kazakhstan entered the New Year with grand festive plans to celebrate over a half-millennium of Kazakh statehood, reported EurasiaNet. According to the country’s president, the Kazakh people were carving out a proto-state on the steppes of Eurasia in the mid-1400s, a decade and a half before Russians shook off the Mongol-Tatar yoke on the way to creating their own state. “[Khans] Kerey and Zhanibek created the first khanate in 1465, and the statehood of the Kazakhs dates to those times,” President Nursultan Nazarbayev said several months ago when he announced plans for this year’s celebrations.