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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

28 June 2022

Kazakhstan and China to resume flights from 1 July after a two-year pause

On Monday June 27th, the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan announced that flights between the two countries would resume from July 1st after a two-year pause, as […]
24 June 2022

Kazakhstan’s tourism industry is recovering and sees new opportunities

Kazakhstan is welcoming international and local tourists. In the first four months of 2022 alone, the industry attracted 75.6 billion tenge (US$173.7 million), whereas the target […]
17 June 2022

The Middle Corridor might be the answer to reconnect Asia and Europe

The on-going war in Ukraine has raised many problems in different areas and industries. To name a few: the food, aviation, energy, tourism and transport industries […]
13 June 2022

Kazakhstan lifts all Covid-19 travel restrictions

From June 8th, proof of vaccination and Covid-19 PCR tests are no longer required for Kazakh and foreign citizens upon arrival in Kazakhstan, as reported by […]
6 June 2022

Kazakh airlines no longer banned from flying to Europe

On June 1st, the Air Safety Committee of the European Commissions published its official verdict concerning aviation authorities and airline companies in Kazakhstan, according to Kazakhstan’s […]
25 March 2022

What is Nowruz and why is it celebrated?

Nowruz is an important holiday for many across the globe. Meaning ‘New Day’ in Farsi, Nowruz is the national New Year festivity celebrated in Iran and […]
17 March 2022

Why Medeu and Shymbulak are Kazakhstan’s winter wonderland

Just a 45-minute drive from downtown Almaty, on the southern outskirts of Kazakhstan’s cultural and business hub, the Medeu skating rink (at 1,691 metres, the highest […]
8 March 2022

Kazakhstan to introduce new incentives to restart tourism

The Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced plans to develop budget programs to fund infrastructure projects in tourist areas. The plans were announced by […]
16 December 2021

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence

December 16, 2021, marks the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. Today, my country is a responsible participant in international community and makes an important contribution to […]
30 November 2021

3rd Edition of the Kazakh Film Festival to be held in December

To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Independence of Kazakhstan, the 3rd edition of the Kazakh Film Festival will be extending its borders beyond France. This […]
29 November 2021

Kazakhstan celebrates the 30th anniversary of its Independence

On the 16th of December, Kazakhstan will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its Independence. Thirty years ago, when the Soviet Union was on the brink […]
3 November 2021

This is how Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality

In 2020 the amounts of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide rose by more than the annual average in the past 10 years. And all this despite […]
18 October 2021

Kazakhstan joins race to produce “green” hydrogen

German investors intend to establish the production of “green” hydrogen in Mangystau region. The roadmap for the implementation of the project was signed at the meeting […]
1 October 2021
Almaty

Souvenirs of Almaty

I look out the window this morning and see the tree in the neighbor’s backyard, the coffee is brewing behind me, and I can’t help wondering: […]
9 July 2021

Kazakhstan’s rare Saiga antelope population sees promising rebound

Kazakhstan has seen a promising increase in the country’s population of the critically endangered Saiga antelope, which has more than doubled since 2019. Conservationists are hopeful […]
6 July 2021

Nur-Sultan celebrates 23 years as Kazakhstan’s capital

Today, Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan celebrates its 23rd anniversary. The young rapidly growing city sprung into existence around the small town of Akmola back in 1998. The […]
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