Accessibility links

Breaking News

Kazakh President Praises Integration With Russia

Kazakh President Nazarbaev (left) with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on April 4 (epa) April 5, 2006 – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev today called relations between Kazakhstan and Russia a model of integration between former Soviet republics.

Addressing the lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, that "Kazakhstan and Russia remain the locomotive of all integration processes in the post-Soviet area. There is a clear understanding between our two countries that only together can we respond to the challenges of our time: globalization, terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking."

Nazarbaev today wraps up a three-day visit to Russia. On April 4, he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pledged to more than double the capacity of a pipeline transporting crude oil from Kazakhstan to Russia.

(Interfax, ITAR-TASS)

RFE/RL Central Asia Report

RFE/RL Central Asia Report

SUBSCRIBE For regular news and analysis on all five Central Asian countries by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Central Asia Report."

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.