Astana Times: New website makes volunteering easier in Kazakhstan

Astana Times: New website makes volunteering easier in Kazakhstan. “The Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development and National Volunteer Network presented April 29 in the capital the… website for the development of the Kazakh volunteer movement. The website seeks to coordinate communications among more than 200 volunteer organisations and 50,000 volunteers simplifying their communication.”

United Nations Development Programme: UNDP Kazakhstan launches a Telegram “GenderBot”

United Nations Development Programme: UNDP Kazakhstan launches a Telegram “GenderBot”. “Telegram bot offers access to the gender dictionary and displays gender statistics of Kazakhstan. It also includes a calendar of international and local events related to gender issues. One of the key features of the bot is the possibility to search for contact numbers of crisis centers all over Kazakhstan. Currently the bot is available in Russian and English.”

Kaz Inform: Kitap.kz generates global interest in Kazakh literature

New-to-me, from Kaz Inform: Kitap.kz generates global interest in Kazakh literature. “Currently, the website contains 64 books in 18 foreign languages. The online library has generated increasing interest in Kazakh culture, as evidenced by the many thousands of daily visits to the website by foreign users. There is ongoing work on new content for the website.” The front page of the site is not in English but translates without issue. Looks like you need to have an account to access content.

The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers

The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers. “Kazakh women’s history museums educate and empower women, providing an awareness-raising platform and tools for overcoming discrimination, said Women of Kazakhstan founder Dinara Assanova in an interview with The Astana Times. Assanova’s family provided her with a keen awareness of women’s contributions to society from a young age. ‘Motivation to study Kazakh women’s history was given to me by my grandfather,’ she said. ‘He was the one to initiate his private collection of outstanding women in Kazakhstan that I inherited.'”

Kazinform: Unified online library to be created in Kazakhstan

Kazinform: Unified online library to be created in Kazakhstan. “The entire book stock of libraries in Kazakhstan will be converted into electronic documents to create a unified online library, Minister of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly told the opening ceremony of ‘Rukhani Qazyna’ Festival in Astana, Kazinform correspondent reports.”

AKIPress: Kazakhstan creates database of war prisoners

AKIPress: Kazakhstan creates database of war prisoners. “The Ministry of the Interior of Kazakhstan has created the database of war prisoners of the Great Partiotic War and former USSR citizens repatriated from Germany. The database includes more than 60,000 war prisoners, most of them died in German captivity.” This is in “Around” and not “New Resources” because there’s no URL. Also I could not find information when I visited the Ministry Web site. The “Great Patriotic War” refers to part of the period of WWII. The Marxists Internet Archive has an overview.

Astana Times: Kazakhstan to launch music, theatre and literary initiatives to modernise country’s global image

Astana Times: Kazakhstan to launch music, theatre and literary initiatives to modernise country’s global image. “As part of Kazakhstan’s national effort to modernise its image globally, the country plans to launch a Theatre Laboratory initiative, a Literary Belt initiative and a radio station about local music geared toward a foreign audience, said Head of the Internal Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Aida Balayeva.”