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Latest Kazakhstan News

More Kazakh Land-Seizure Protests

Several women and their children are demonstrating for a third day against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government. More

Concerns Over Health Of Kazakh Lawyer In Psychiatric Clinic

The health of Kazakh lawyer Zinaida Mukhortova, who was forcibly put into a psychiatric clinic, is reportedly deteriorating. More

Kazakh Lawyer Jailed For Hitting Judge With Fly Swatter

A Kazakh court sentenced a local lawyer to three years in jail on July 24 for hitting a judge with a fly swatter. More

Kazakhs Continue Land Confiscation Protest

Several women and their children are continuing a demonstration against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government. More

Kyrgyzstan Says Customs Union Member Next Year

Kyrgyzstan says it will join the Russia-led Customs Union in 2015 but will need five years to fully complete the process. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Central Asia: Regionally Dysfunctional In Face Of Common Threats

Recent violence along the Turkmen-Afghan border reminds Central Asian governments that the clock is ticking to the end of this year, when the bulk of foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion hosted by RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service, Azatlyk. More

Psychic Saiga, A Kazakh World Cup Twitter Tipster

Paul the Octopus surprised the world with a string of accurate predictions in the FIFA World Cup in 2010. And for this year's soccer World Cup in Brazil this year, the clairvoyant animal craze continues with Psychic Saiga, an antelope from Kazakhstan. More
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Features & Commentary

Can Kazakhstan Become A Top Tourist Destination?

Kazakhstan is investing billions of dollars to boost its tourism sector. But the country has a long a way to go to become a popular destination for travelers.

For Exiled Activist, Kazakhstan Is Out Of Sight, But Never Out Of Mind

Opposition activist Muratbek Ketebaev has fought off arrest and extradition since fleeing Kazakhstan in 2010. Since then, the one-time associate of Mukhtar Ablyazov has received asylum in Poland. But he still keeps a critical eye on his homeland and its leader, Nursultan Nazarbaev.

Blind Kazakh Shares Love For The Games

A blind teenager loves video games -- and wants all visually impaired children in Kazakhstan to get in on the action.

Despite Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Eurasian Integration Dream

Using a combination of subsidies and coercion, Moscow is solidifying its Eurasian integration dream, making it both deeper and broader. But some prosepctive members are having doubts.

On Russia's Borders, Opposition Mounts to Patriotic Symbol Ahead Of Victory Day

Ahead of the May 9 Victory Day celebrations, groups across the former Soviet Union are pushing back against a symbol of both imperial and Soviet Russia that has generated controversy in the Ukraine crisis.

Yelena Ryabinina, Advocate For Central Asian Refugees, Mourned By Friends And Colleagues

One of Russia's most prominent defenders of Central Asian refugees, Yelena Ryabinina, dies after a long battle with cancer.
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