Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Latest Kazakhstan News

Former Kazakh Agriculture Deputy Pleads Not Guilty In Corruption Trial

Kazakhstan is trying a former deputy agriculture minister, Muslim Omiraev, on corruption charges. More

Radioactive Cesium Missing In Kazakhstan

Kazakh authorities are searching for a canister of radioactive cesium 137 that has gone missing in the western part of the Central Asian nation. More

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev said sanctions and trade restrictions stemming from the Ukraine crisis would hamper the economic growth of Kazakhstan's partners.

Nazarbaev: Ukraine Sanctions Will Hurt

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has said further escalation of the crisis in Ukraine could hurt Kazakhstan's economy. More

Kazakh Warplane In Emergency Landing

A Su-27 warplane from Kazakhstan's Air Force made an emergency landing at a Chinese airport while returning from the recent Shanghai Cooperation Organization antiterrorism exercises in China's Inner Mongolia. More

Kazakhstan Legalizing 'Shadow Capital'

Kazakhstan is legalizing "shadow capital" in an effort to pump more money into the economy. 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

Is Putin 'Rebuilding Russia' According To Solzhenitsyn's Design?

In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan's legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a "greater Russia" reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
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Interview: Economist Says Food Ban 'Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests'

Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia's ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country's economic growth.
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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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