Thursday, August 21, 2014


Latest Kazakhstan News

Uzbek President Heading To China

Uzbek President Islam Karimov is traveling to China on August 19 for an official visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More

Russian Foreign Minister Visiting Eastern Kazakhstan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has started a visit to eastern Kazakhstan. More

Nazarbaev To Downsize Cabinet

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has announced a major streamlining of the government, as well as the creation of a super-sized Energy Ministry. More

Astana Evictees Launch Hunger Strike

Five women protesting the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government have started a hunger strike. More

Kazakhstan Drafts Plan To Protect Economy From Ukraine Sanctions

The government of Kazakhstan has drafted a plan to prevent possible effects to the country's economy by Western sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat'

Central Asia's governments have been dreading January 2015, for some time. Many remember the last half of the 1990s, when the Taliban was stretching its rule along Afghanistan's northern border and the problems of the country seeped into Central Asia. More

A Tale Of Russian Separatism In Kazakhstan

Since pro-Russian separatists started their activities in eastern Ukraine, there has been speculation about which, if any, of the former Soviet republics might receive the Kremlin's unwanted attention next. Invariably Kazakhstan, still with a sizeable population of Russian/Slavic people, is among the first mentioned. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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