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Latest Kazakhstan News

Recessions in Russia, Emerging Markets Push Up Youth Unemployment

Recessions in Russia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and other emerging markets hit by low commodity prices is helping to push the world's youth unemployment rate up, the International Labor Organization reported. More

Aleksandr Potkin, also known as Aleksandr Belov, at his court hearing in Moscow on August 24.

Moscow Court Finds Russian Nationalist Guilty Of Money Laundering

A Moscow court has found Aleksandr Potkin, the leader of the banned "Russians" nationalist movement, guilty of laundering money stolen from a bank in Kazakhstan. More

Olympic Weightlifting Medalists Fail Doping Retests From 2008

Eleven Olympic weightlifting medalists will be stripped of their medals after failing retests of their doping samples from the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. More

Ill Health Adjourns Trial Of Kazakh Journalists' Union Chief

The trial of the head of the Kazakh Journalists' Union and chairman of the National Press Club has been adjourned due to the defendant's poor health. More

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

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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.
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