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Latest Kazakhstan News

Second Kazakh Anthrax Outbreak This Week

Kazakh authorities say an outbreak of anthrax has been confirmed in the eastern part of the country -- the second outbreak to infect villagers in Kazakhstan within a week. More

Putin: India, Pakistan Could Join SCO In 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held out the possibility that India and Pakistan could join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in 2017. More

SCO Leaders Meeting In Tashkent

Presidents of member states and countries with the status of observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) were in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent, on June 23 for the start of a two-day summit. More

World champion Ilya Ilyin is among the weightlifters from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus who face a possible ban from the Rio Olympics.

Weightlifters From Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan Face Rio Ban

The International Weightlifting Federation says weightlifting teams from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus could be banned from the 2016 Olympics in August because of positive drug tests on samples from previous Olympics. More

Kremlin: SCO To Discuss Afghanistan At Summit

Russia says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss a "very tense situation" in Afghanistan when the grouping holds its summit in Uzbekistan this week. More

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Doping Scandal Blows Kazakhstan's Cover

Qishloq Ovozi is pleased to welcome back Matthew Kupfer. In this article, Kupfer takes a look at the recent doping scandal in Kazakhstan and at that country’s efforts to develop national Olympic champions, even when these champions were not originally from Kazakhstan. More

Audio Podcast: Lack Of Information Adds To Fears About Aqtobe Violence

To take a closer look at what happened on June 5 in Aqtobe, Kazakhstan, the government’s handling of the situation, and what the possible cause of this violence might be, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, known locally as Azatlyk, assembled a majlis, a panel. More
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Features & Commentary

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.

Kazakh Minister's Remarks Spark Anger In Kyrgyzstan

Kazakhstan's culture minister has sparked resentment with remarks about neighboring Kyrgyzstan and its turbulent recent history.

Kazakh Clampdown On Land Protests Leaves 'People's Bard' Behind Bars

One of the most outspoken opponents of Kazakh plans to dispense with huge swaths of land is a folksy singer who's not afraid to pick a fight with the government.

Kazakh Authorities Make Rare Concessions To Tamp Down Land-Sale Protests

Rattled by widespread protests against a government land-sale proposal, Kazakh authorities continue to take steps aimed at tamping down public anger.

Kazakh Authorities Take To SMS, Facebook To Ward Off Protests

Many Kazakhs checking their smartphones on May 6 might have been surprised to find a cautiously contrite SMS message from an unlikely source.

Land Sales Unearth Kazakhs' Love For The Motherland

Fears that land will be taken from the people and sold off to foreigners or moneyed elites are fueling a rare and growing protest movement in Kazakhstan.
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