Kazakhstan

Country Kazakhstan
Capital Astana
Continent Asia
Currency Tenge(KZT)
Languages Kazakh & Russian

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Introduction

Native Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan's northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities) skewed the ethnic mixture and enabled non-Kazakhs to outnumber natives. Independence in 1991 caused many of these newcomers to emigrate. Kazakhstan's economy is larger than those of all the other Central Asian states combined largely due to the country's vast natural resources and a recent history of political stability. Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity; expanding the development of the country's vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets; achieving a sustainable economic growth; diversifying the economy outside the oil, gas, and mining sectors; enhancing Kazakhstan's competitiveness; and strengthening relations with neighboring states and other foreign powers.

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Kazakhstan - Wikipedia
Kazakhstan - CIA World Fact Book
Kazakhstan - BBC
Kazakhstan - Timeline - BBC

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Cooperation between Kazakhstan, Qatar to have international impact - Astana Times

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Cooperation between Kazakhstan, Qatar to have international impact
Astana Times
There are plenty of differences between Qatar and Kazakhstan as even the briefest glance at a map of the world will show. But despite these big contrasts in size, geography and climate, there are also many surprising similarities which go beyond a ...
Nursultan Nazarbayev said why world loves Kazakhstanhttp://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)
Nazarbayev's Call for Latin Alphabet for Kazakh Worries Russia ...The Jamestown Foundation
Kazakh Parliament starts working on draft law on amendments to ...vestnik kavkaza
Xinhua
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Dallman saves Kazakhstan - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World ... - IIHF

IIHF

Dallman saves Kazakhstan - 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World ...
IIHF
Kazakhstan beat Poland 1-0 in overtime to remain in contention for promotion at the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A. The Kazakhs ...
Kazakhstan beats Poland in overtime at 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World ...http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)

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'Potential high for growth of economic ties between India and ... - The Hindu

'Potential high for growth of economic ties between India and ...
The Hindu
The potential for economic co-operation between India and Kazakhstan is more and south India is economically significant to Kazakhstan, said Bulat ...

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Young Canucks prevail over Kazakhstan at Fed Cup - CBC.ca

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Young Canucks prevail over Kazakhstan at Fed Cup
CBC.ca
Canada secured a spot in the 2018 Fed Cup World Group II on Sunday after a pair of singles victories against Kazakhstan. The Canadians won the play-off over Kazakhstan 3-2 and return to World Group II for the first time since February 2016. "I am very ...
Canada even with Kazakhstan after Day 1 of Fed CupSportsnet.ca
Putintseva gives Kazakhstan 1-0 lead in Fed Cup tie against Canadahttp://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)

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High water remains in regions across Kazakhstan as some residents return home - Astana Times

Astana Times

High water remains in regions across Kazakhstan as some residents return home
Astana Times
ASTANA For the past several days, Kazakhstan has been struggling to control floods and high water in several regions. Some 2,000 homes have been flooded across the country, Kazakhstan's minister of internal affairs informed during governmental ...



South Korean companies consider opening production facilities in Kazakhstan - Times of Central Asia (subscription)

South Korean companies consider opening production facilities in Kazakhstan
Times of Central Asia (subscription)
ALMATY (TCA) Representatives of 20 large South Korean companies came to Almaty to take part in a Kazakh-Korean business forum to discuss the possibilities of opening production facilities in Kazakhstan, the Atameken National Chamber of ...

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KAZAKHSTAN: Fined for Easter worship - Forum 18

KAZAKHSTAN: Fined for Easter worship
Forum 18
KAZAKHSTAN: Fined for Easter worship. By Felix Corley, Forum 18. Police fined four Baptists for leading Easter worship meetings in Temirtau and Taraz. Council of Churches Baptists speak of a "new wave" of raids. An Almaty court fined a Protestant ...



Education and individuals are keys to continuing success of ... - EU Reporter

Education and individuals are keys to continuing success of ...
EU Reporter
Investment in our young people has been one of the guiding principles of Kazakhstan since the earliest days of independence. The Bolashak programme, set up ...



Kazakhstan seeks expansion of cooperation between universities - Outlook India

Kazakhstan seeks expansion of cooperation between universities
Outlook India
coimbatore, Apr 25 : Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Kazakhstan to India Bulat Sarsenbayev today discussed the expansion of cooperation between the universities of the two nations. Sarsenbayev was on a visit to Bharathiar ...



#Kazakhstan embracing diversity helps build national unity : EU ... - EU Reporter

#Kazakhstan embracing diversity helps build national unity : EU ...
EU Reporter
A strong sense of national identity is perhaps the most important resource a country can have. Societies which possess these feelings of pride and belonging ...

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