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Almaz Kumenov

Kazakhstan gets Russian flak over UN Syria vote

Indignation is brewing in nationalist quarters in Russia over Kazakhstan’s recent decision...

Kazakhstan adopts Hollywood glamor to energize cinema industry

Mondays are not normally a busy day for cinemas, but at least...

Kazakhstan issues hacker warning to banks

Kazakhstan’s security services are sounding the alarm about a possible increase in...

Kazakhstan to send 120 peacekeepers to Lebanon

A senior Defense Ministry official in Kazakhstan has said that 120 troops...

End of the line for Kazakhstan’s independent journalism?

Sometimes, Zeinulla Kakimzhanov enjoys appearing in Forbes magazine....

Kazakhstan threatens to block Telegram

Kazakhstan has warned it will block the popular Telegram messaging app unless...

Kazakhstan: Police detain top reporter for local Forbes

Police in Kazakhstan have raided the offices of the local online edition...

China assures Kazakhstan that US trade offensive won't hit imports

China has pledged to boost imports from Kazakhstan and guaranteed that US...

Kazakhstan Reacts to Kemerovo Disaster with Snap Checks

Kazakhstan has responded to a deadly blaze at a shopping mall in...

Kazakhstan: Opposition Figure Sparks Balloon Crackdown 

When Kazakhstan’s Public Enemy No. 1 ordered his supporters to brandish blue...

Kazakhstan’s 1930s Famine Gets Film Treatment as Memories Fade

The set for Berkutchi, a movie production about the manmade famine that...

Kazakhstan Closes Spigot to Opposition Leader’s Information Channels

Communications authorities in Kazakhstan have revealed that their efforts to delete online...

Kazakhstan: Two High-Profile Trials Conclude with Jailings

Two high-profile criminal trials in Kazakhstan — one for murder and the...

Kazakhstan: President’s Daughter Wades Into Language Issue

The president of Kazakhstan’s daughter, who is herself also a high-ranking politician,...

Kazakhstan and Corruption: Young Blood, Old Habits

Sometimes a corruption case is about more than just the corruption....

Kazakhstan Steps Up Campaign Against Ultra-Orthodox Islam

A good Muslim should look the part – legislation now being pushed...

Kazakhstan Bans Snooping App Over Privacy Concerns

Authorities in Kazakhstan have banned a popular and much-discussed mobile phone app...

Kazakhstan: Online Anonymity Ban in Force from April

Kazakhstan has set the clock running on stamping out anonymous commenting on...

Kazakhstan: Morality Mavens Monitoring Women

A new superhero called Uyatman appeared on the scene in Kazakhstan a...

Kazakhstan: Airlines Warn of Price Increases as Taxes Rise

Some prominent international air carriers working in Kazakhstan last week formed a...

Kazakhstan: Dutch Court Lifts $22B Freeze on National Fund Assets

A court in the Netherlands has lifted a freeze of $22 billion...

Kazakhstan Succumbs to Arctic Chill

Northern Kazakhstan has succumbed to glacial conditions so extreme that is startling...

Kazakhstan Splurges on Popularizing Latin Alphabet

It is probably safe to say most people in Kazakhstan are decidedly...

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Travels to US for Working Visit

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has begun a three-day trip to the United...

Kazakhstan: Capital Gripped By Snowpocalypse

It takes something unusual on the weather front to perturb the denizens...

Kazakhstan: Taxi Industry a Bellwether for the Economy

By Central Asian standards, Almaty has long been considered an expensive city....

Kazakhstan: Coal Miners End Strike After Compromise Reached

Mass industrial action at a coal mining company in Kazakhstan has ended...

Kazakhstan: Coal Miners Declare Strike in Plea For Higher Pay

More than 600 coal miners in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda region have gone on...

Kazakhstan Looks to Azerbaijan for Gas Transit

Kazakhstan is exploring options with Azerbaijan on finding new export outlets for...

Kazakhstan: Smog Envelopes a Freezing Capital

For many a year, strong and chilly winds have been the greatest...

Kazakhstan: Is New Military Doctrine Response to Russia or the West?

In late September, Kazakhstan adopted its fifth military doctrine....

Kazakhstan: Street Named After President (Predictably)

In a long-awaited move, authorities in Kazakhstan have announced they will rename...

Kazakhstan: State TV Doc on Kyrgyzstan’s 2010 Revolt Ruffles More Feathers

A state broadcaster in Kazakhstan has tweaked Kyrgyzstan with a documentary depicting...

Kazakhstan: Government Presses Forward on Hazy Growth Strategy

Kazakhstan’s government has approved a development strategy blueprint to be implemented by...

Kazakhstan: Official Tamps Down Ruthenium-106 Jitters

Authorities in Kazakhstan have scrambled to reassure the public after an opposition...

Kazakhstan: Editor's Parole Release Ordered in Surprise Ruling

A court in Kazakhstan has ordered the release on parole of a...

Kazakhstan: Prosecutors Hunt Mystery Millionaire Offical

Kazakhstan is abuzz with this week’s supposed revelations about how a government...

Kazakhstan: Wave of Emigration to Russia Shows No Sign of Abating

The outflow of technically qualified and educated people from Kazakhstan has been...

Eurasian Union Insists Customs Code At No Threat of Delay

The permanent body that runs the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union trade bloc...

Kazakhstan Summons Landmark Central Asian Leaders Summit

Kazakhstan is seeking to reprise its role as a locomotive for regional...

Kazakhstan: State Bailing Out Yet Another Ailing Bank

The government in Kazakhstan is mulling a generous rescue plan for a...

Kazakhstan: President Sees Red Over Collapsing Bank

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has angrily condemned management at  a mid-sized bank...

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Bicker Over Contraband

When Sarsenbay Koishybayev, a retiree in Almaty, Kazakhstan, went to his local...

Kazakhstan: New-Look Alphabet Makes First Outings

A local newspaper in northern Kazakhstan has become the first publication to...

Astana’s Plan to Stay Warm in the Winter? Build a Ring of One Million Trees

In 1997 the Kazakh president launched a plan to protect his new...

Fuel Crisis Grips Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage...