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Latest Kazakhstan News

Trial Of Kazakh Journalists' Union Chief Starts In Astana

The head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union and chairman of the National Press Club went on trial on corruption charges in Astana on August 23. More

Kazakhstan Detains Four Accused Of Plotting Terrorist Attacks In Almaty

Four members of a radical group that was plotting a string of terrorist attacks were detained in the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, the press service of the Kazakh National Security Committee said. More

Opposition politician Vladimir Kozlov speaks at a news conference on August 22.

Kazakh Opposition Figure Credits EU For Early Prison Release

The leader of the Kazakh opposition party Algha (Forward), Vladimir Kozlov, said his early release on parole was made possible by the involvement of the European Union. More

Kazakh Officials Suspected Of Embezzlemet Sent To Pretrial Detention

Kazakh authorities say officials from the defense and finance ministries suspected of embezzlement and corruption have been sent to two-month pretrial detention. More

Kazakh Opposition Leader Freed

The leader of the unregistered opposition party Algha (Forward), Vladimir Kozlov, has been released on parole. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Kazakhstan And The Cyber-Snitch

A Kazakh ministry has launched a website where citizens can complain "about information on the Internet that violates the laws of Kazakhstan." But can this really help prevent violence such as that seen in Kazakhstan this year? More

Kazakh Prime Minister's Hashtag Fail

The Kazakh prime minister's call for Twitter users to list the country's achievements since independence has not gone as planned. More
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Features & Commentary

Surge In Women's Suicides Alarms Kazakh Province

More women are taking their own lives in South Kazakhstan, but it's not clear why.

Video Failed 1991 Coup Changed U.S. Diplomacy Toward U.S.S.R.

A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington's perspective during those heady events.

Video In Wake Of Blown Coup, Turkey Takes Global Aim At Gulen Movement

As Turkey cracks down hard on perceived enemies like the Gulen movement at home, it also looks set to escalate the controversy over the global Islamic education movement by pressing other countries to follow suit.

No Rest For Controversy Over Costly Plans To Honor Prominent Kazakh Dead 

Ordinary Kazakhs can think of better ways to spend public money upon hearing about plans to house the graves of prominent citizens in a pricey pantheon.
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