You Can Help Stop Nuclear Weapons Testing
On August 29th, 1949, the former Soviet Union detonated what would be the first of the more than 450 nuclear warheads at their new testing site in Eastern Kazakhstan. Just 100 miles away, the people in the industrial city of Semipalatinsk watched as the sky lit up and radiation filled the air. Generations of Semey residents have suffered the effects of nuclear radiation. Today, The ATOM Project tells the story of these survivors of nuclear weapons testing, so that you can see the damage caused by radioactive fallout. And stop it from happening again.
Meet the Survivors of Nuclear Weapons Testing
Saudabayev Holds Series of Meetings with Norwegian and International Politicians and Experts on Non-proliferation
OSLO, March 5 - During his visit to Norway, Kanat Saudabayev, Chairman of the Commission on Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Director of the Nazarbayev Center, held a series of bilateral meetings with Norwegian and international politicians and experts in the sphere of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
Nazarbayev Center Presents The ATOM Project at the International Civil Society Forum in Oslo, Norway
OSLO, March 2, 2013 - On March 2, a Kazakhstan delegation, including Honorary Ambassador of the ATOM Project Karipbek Kuyukov, participated in the International Civil Society Forum in Oslo organized by the non-governmental organization ICAN (International Campaign for the abolition of nuclear weapons). This event brought together more than 400 participants from NGOs from more than 100 countries.
Comments By Honorary Atom Project Ambassador and nuclear testing survivor Karipbek Kuyukov at the March 4-5 Nuclear Weapons conference in Oslo, Norway.
I am immeasurably grateful to the organizers of this conference for giving me today the opportunity to tell you about the destiny of my country, which is eager to secure the world peace through nuclear disarmament. I was born in Kazakhstan, in a little village called Egindybulak, which is 100 km away from the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. My parents, who unfortunately passed away, were the witnesses of all what had happened on test site.