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Latest Kazakhstan News

SCO Chief In Tajikistan Ahead Of Summit

The secretary-general of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has arrived in Tajikistan ahead of a meeting of the organization. More

CSTO Troops Start Military Maneuvers In Kyrgyzstan

Troops from six member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have started joint military exercises in Kyrgyzstan. More

Moscow Police Detain "Psychics" From Armenia, Central Asia

Moscow police have detained more than two dozen "false psychics" from Central Asia and Armenia. More

CSTO Troops Gather In Kyrgyzstan For Exercises

Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in joint military exercises. More

Women whose families face eviction from their houses hold a protest action in front of the government office in Astana on July 27.

Kazakh Confiscation Protesters Detained

Police in Kazakhstan have detained five women protesting the confiscation of their property by the government. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Russia's In The Driver's Seat, But China's Buying The Car

While Russia does maintain a series of levers in Central Asia -- cultural, economic, militaristic -- these levers will not remain in perpetuity. China doesn't yet dictate Central Asia's direction and sway, but it seems to be just a matter of time before it does.. More

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
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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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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.
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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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