The Kazakhstan national team is in 19th place by the medal count with a total of 30 medals of different value. Continue reading
Kazakhstan’s circus artist Anna Demidova has won the gold prize of the VI International Circus Festival Echo of Asia held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
A public launch of Under the Wolf’s Nest: A Turkic Rhapsody took place in London first at the Royal Geographic Society on 12/12/12 and then again at the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centre the next day. Following on from Professor Zakiryanov’s presentation of the book to audiences at the Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 24-25/11/12, audiences of over 50 people at both events enjoyed the first discussion in the UK of the author’s work which has now been translated into English. Continue reading
I graduated fromthe Kazakh National University, Faculty of International Relations, and then went to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. I was posted to the United Kingdom where I worked as the Press, Culture and Education Attaché.
I started writing the poetry in my early teens, however it was mostly in Kazakh. Continue reading
David Cameron has said he will raise allegations of human rights abuses with Kazakhstan’s president as he arrives in the country for an historic visit.
He will hold talks with President Nursultan Nazarbayev on trade and plans to use the country as an exit route for UK troops leaving Afghanistan. But he said he would address claims of torture, the imprisonment of government critics and limits on media freedom. Continue reading
Aktau (meaning “White Mountain” in Kazakh) was formerly known as Shevchenko and is one of the biggest cities of Kazakhstan. It is the country’s only seaport on the Caspian sea. It is located on the Mangyshlak Peninsula and is the capital of the Mangystau Province. Continue reading
Few will have heard of Mukhtar Ablyazov, but the accusations towards him of embezzlement and fraud are spread far and wide. A now fallen and fugitive former politician, running from persistent criminal allegations, his story is one that brings intrigue and mystery to those who may never have heard of him, as one Kazakh voice recalls…
“The name Mukhtar Ablyazov, the exiled oligarch who set up a transnational criminal organisation that is wanted by the law-enforcement agencies of the UK, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, is well known to many fans of crime fiction. And many look upon the life this man led as if it were entertaining light reading, a serial of many episodes with a complicated plot. Continue reading
ASTANA, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Kazakhstan plans almost to double the size of its National Fund to collect windfall oil revenues to $101.8 billion by 2015 from $54.3 billion as of Aug. 31, the Economy Ministry said in a document circulated on Tuesday.
The Economy Ministry forecast Kazakhstan’s crude oil production at 81 million tonnes this year, rising to 82 million tonnes in 2013 and 83 million tonnes in 2014. (Reporting by Raushan Nurshayeva; Writing by Robin Paxton)
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the governments of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Caucasus to utilize air transport as a catalyst for economic growth and development.
“Kazakhstan sits at the crossroads of East and West. And with double-digit growth in air traffic demand across the whole of Central Asia and the Caucasus it is an emerging success story—a Silk Road in the Sky” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
Tyler made his remarks in a keynote address to the Central Asia and Caucasus Aviation Day being held in Astana, Kazakhstan.