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Latest Kazakhstan News

Kazakh Opposition Allowed To Register

Kazakhstan's Central Election Commission has registered the list of candidates of the opposition Nationwide Social-Democratic Party (NSDP) to run in upcoming parliamentary elections. More

Russian resident Vladimir Putin (right) and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbaev (file photo)

Nazarbaev, Putin Discuss Ukrainian Crisis, Moscow-Ankara Standoff

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart, Nursultan Nazarbaev, spoke on the phone on February 8. More

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (file photo)

Turkish PM On Kazakh Visit

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu will start his two-day visit to Kazakhstan on February 5 amid the ongoing standoff between Turkey and Russia. More

Kazakhstan Arrests Pro-Russia Businessman

A wealthy Kazakh businessman with close ties to Russia who was detained on January 30 has been sent to pretrial detention. More

Kazakhs Protest Dollar Mortgages After Tenge Devaluation

Dozens of Kazakhs struggling with the spiraling costs of dollar mortgages amid the plunging value of the tenge currency have demonstrated in the country's largest city, Almaty. More

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A New Wave Of Ethnic Russians Leaving Kazakhstan

RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports that during the first nine months of 2015, some 19,000 Russians left Kazakhstan to take advantage of the Russian government's program to resettle ethnic Russians still living in other former Soviet republics. And currently, there are long lines outside the Russian Embassy in Astana and the waiting list for an appointment for resettlement is months long. More

Audio Nepotism And Dynasty In Central Asian Politics

It seems a pattern of governance has emerged, or rather reappeared, in Central Asia: the dynasty. More
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Kazakhstan's Singing President

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev is touting a handful of new songs "authored" by the president himself.

'I Can't Lie Anymore!' Kazakh State TV Correspondent Quits London Job

Tired of toeing the official line, a veteran London-based correspondent for Kazakh state television has pulled the plug on her career.
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