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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Kazakhstan one step closer to joining GRECO - Council of EuropeKazakhstan one step closer to joining GRECO  Council of Europe

In Kazakhstan, eating well can be a daily struggle - UNICEFIn Kazakhstan, eating well can be a daily struggle  UNICEF

Kazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors  Human Rights Watch

Oil-Rich Kazakhstan Begins The Long March Towards Renewables - ForbesOil-Rich Kazakhstan Begins The Long March Towards Renewables  Forbes

Kazakh president orders probe into China-linked transport project - Al Jazeera AmericaKazakh president orders probe into China-linked transport project  Al Jazeera America

Kazakhstan to begin pork exports to China - Pig ProgressKazakhstan to begin pork exports to China  Pig Progress

Why are there anti-China protests in Central Asia? - Washington PostWhy are there anti-China protests in Central Asia?  Washington Post

Kazakhstan: Words mean everything in ethnic Kazakh debate - EurasianetKazakhstan: Words mean everything in ethnic Kazakh debate  Eurasianet

Current Nuclear Suppliers Group chair Kazakhstan pushing India's membership - Economic TimesCurrent Nuclear Suppliers Group chair Kazakhstan pushing India's membership  Economic Times

Kazakhstan promises to allow public protests, just not yet - The EconomistKazakhstan promises to allow public protests, just not yet  The Economist

Kazakhstan: Chinese Kazakhs arrested, face trial in remote location - EurasianetKazakhstan: Chinese Kazakhs arrested, face trial in remote location  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan: President voices frustration over problems in Nur-Sultan - EurasianetKazakhstan: President voices frustration over problems in Nur-Sultan  Eurasianet

The Complexities of Kazakhstan's Cybersecurity Landscape: Facing the Challenges - CPO MagazineThe Complexities of Kazakhstan's Cybersecurity Landscape: Facing the Challenges  CPO Magazine

Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at anti-China protests - ReutersDozens detained in Kazakhstan at anti-China protests  Reuters

Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium: Batshuayi and Meunier maintain perfect Group I record - SportstarKazakhstan 0-2 Belgium: Batshuayi and Meunier maintain perfect Group I record  Sportstar

Air Liquide to build new nitrogen unit in Kazakhstan - gasworldAir Liquide to build new nitrogen unit in Kazakhstan  gasworld

USCIRF Releases New Reports on Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Iran - United States Commission on International Religious FreedomUSCIRF Releases New Reports on Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Iran  United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Analysis: Official Trickery? Pro-Government Atajurt Gets Registered In Kazakhstan - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyAnalysis: Official Trickery? Pro-Government Atajurt Gets Registered In Kazakhstan  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Rising anti-Chinese sentiments in Kazakhstan - Observer Research FoundationRising anti-Chinese sentiments in Kazakhstan  Observer Research Foundation

New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations? - EURACTIVNew Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?  EURACTIV

Abortions, IUDs and sexual humiliation: Muslim women who fled China for Kazakhstan recount ordeals - The Washington PostAbortions, IUDs and sexual humiliation: Muslim women who fled China for Kazakhstan recount ordeals  The Washington Post

S'pore, Kazakhstan reaffirm strong inter-parliamentary ties - The Straits TimesS'pore, Kazakhstan reaffirm strong inter-parliamentary ties  The Straits Times

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan Extend Bilateral Visa-Free Stays - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKazakhstan, Azerbaijan Extend Bilateral Visa-Free Stays  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Chinese Kazakhs slip into Kazakhstan for asylum - EurasianetChinese Kazakhs slip into Kazakhstan for asylum  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world - UN NewsKazakhstan continues to push for a nuclear-free world  UN News

China, Kazakhstan agree on anti-corruption cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina, Kazakhstan agree on anti-corruption cooperation - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kazakhstan embraces facial recognition, civil society recoils - EurasianetKazakhstan embraces facial recognition, civil society recoils  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights  Human Rights Watch

Singapore, Kazakhstan reaffirm ties during SM Teo Chee Hean's visit - The Straits TimesSingapore, Kazakhstan reaffirm ties during SM Teo Chee Hean's visit  The Straits Times

Spotlight: China, Kazakhstan reaffirm commitment to strengthening ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSpotlight: China, Kazakhstan reaffirm commitment to strengthening ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kazakhstan, Russia agree compensation for contaminated oil: Kazakh minister - ReutersKazakhstan, Russia agree compensation for contaminated oil: Kazakh minister  Reuters

Kazakhstan believes in protests, sort of - EurasianetKazakhstan believes in protests, sort of  Eurasianet

Mass Arrests Cast Doubt on Rights Reform in Kazakhstan - Human Rights WatchMass Arrests Cast Doubt on Rights Reform in Kazakhstan  Human Rights Watch

Kazakhstan considers $1 billion gas plant with Kashagan partners - ReutersKazakhstan considers $1 billion gas plant with Kashagan partners  Reuters

HRW Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan - Human Rights WatchHRW Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Kazakhstan  Human Rights Watch

Kazakhstan jails China expert for 10 years for treason - South China Morning PostKazakhstan jails China expert for 10 years for treason  South China Morning Post

Q&A: Kazakhstan's Theater for All - Open Society FoundationsQ&A: Kazakhstan's Theater for All  Open Society Foundations

Kazakhstan: Authorities downplay problems as students brawl over ethnic differences - EurasianetKazakhstan: Authorities downplay problems as students brawl over ethnic differences  Eurasianet

12-day India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise begins - Economic Times12-day India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise begins  Economic Times

Kazakhstan: Anti-graft agents spring into action over LRT scandal - EurasianetKazakhstan: Anti-graft agents spring into action over LRT scandal  Eurasianet

In Kazakhstan's capital, no Borat, only gleaming skyscrapers and modern architecture - TODAYonlineIn Kazakhstan's capital, no Borat, only gleaming skyscrapers and modern architecture  TODAYonline

Spotlight: Kazakhstan's financial center gearing up to become BRI regional hub - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSpotlight: Kazakhstan's financial center gearing up to become BRI regional hub - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kazakhstan vs. Belgium: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info - Bleacher ReportKazakhstan vs. Belgium: Euro 2020 Qualifying Odds, Live Stream, TV Info  Bleacher Report

Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium: Michy Batshuayi scores as Eden Hazard impresses - BBC NewsKazakhstan 0-2 Belgium: Michy Batshuayi scores as Eden Hazard impresses  BBC News

Opinion | Kazakhstan on the right path to strengthen its civil society - The Brussels TimesOpinion | Kazakhstan on the right path to strengthen its civil society  The Brussels Times

'The Six Octave Man' from Kazakhstan Coming To New York - Caspian News'The Six Octave Man' from Kazakhstan Coming To New York  Caspian News

Kazakhstan's Security Forces Charge Group of Returnees From Syria - Caspian NewsKazakhstan's Security Forces Charge Group of Returnees From Syria  Caspian News

Kazakhstan to invite Vietnamese sewing industry experts - New EuropeKazakhstan to invite Vietnamese sewing industry experts  New Europe

Trade Minister offers Washington 50 Kazakhstan-made goods worth USD 1 bln - KazinformTrade Minister offers Washington 50 Kazakhstan-made goods worth USD 1 bln  Kazinform

Gomel Oblast-Kazakhstan trade exceeds $70m in 2019 - KazinformGomel Oblast-Kazakhstan trade exceeds $70m in 2019  Kazinform

Kazakhstan's 'Golden Man' Stands Tall In Malaysia's National Museum - Star2.comKazakhstan's 'Golden Man' Stands Tall In Malaysia's National Museum  Star2.com

Kazakhstan: Tokayev Shows His Hand on Domestic, Foreign Policy - Geopoliticalmonitor.comKazakhstan: Tokayev Shows His Hand on Domestic, Foreign Policy  Geopoliticalmonitor.com

Memorable away win for Cyprus against Kazakhstan in Euro 2020 qualifier - Cyprus MailMemorable away win for Cyprus against Kazakhstan in Euro 2020 qualifier  Cyprus Mail

IRONMAN announces Kazakhstan as new host country for IRONMAN - IRONMANIRONMAN announces Kazakhstan as new host country for IRONMAN  IRONMAN

Can Kazakhstan’s China-backed financial hub boost belt and road funding? - South China Morning PostCan Kazakhstan’s China-backed financial hub boost belt and road funding?  South China Morning Post

Kazakhstan's Kaspi.kz pulls London listing blaming market conditions - ReutersKazakhstan's Kaspi.kz pulls London listing blaming market conditions  Reuters

Travel bloggers suggest promoting Kazakhstan's rich wildlife, unique environment - Astana TimesTravel bloggers suggest promoting Kazakhstan's rich wildlife, unique environment  Astana Times

2020 Oscars: Kazakhstan Selects 'Golden Throne' for International Feature Film Category - Hollywood Reporter2020 Oscars: Kazakhstan Selects 'Golden Throne' for International Feature Film Category  Hollywood Reporter

Kazakhstan positions itself as a bridge between Asia and Europe - EURACTIVKazakhstan positions itself as a bridge between Asia and Europe  EURACTIV

North Kazakhstan farmers harvest first major soybean crop - Astana TimesNorth Kazakhstan farmers harvest first major soybean crop  Astana Times

Kazakhstan ranks 55th in Global Competitiveness Index, moves up four spots - Astana TimesKazakhstan ranks 55th in Global Competitiveness Index, moves up four spots  Astana Times

Unsteady weather expected in Kazakhstan on Sun - KazinformUnsteady weather expected in Kazakhstan on Sun  Kazinform

Kazakhstan Launches 30 Percent Cash Rebate - Hollywood ReporterKazakhstan Launches 30 Percent Cash Rebate  Hollywood Reporter

Kazakhstan will continue championing dialogue and cooperation | TheHill - The HillKazakhstan will continue championing dialogue and cooperation | TheHill  The Hill

'Everything You Treasure' anti-nuclear exhibition shown in Kazakhstan - Religion News Service'Everything You Treasure' anti-nuclear exhibition shown in Kazakhstan  Religion News Service

India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND culminates - Times of IndiaIndia-Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND culminates  Times of India

The new Kazakhstan president comes to the UN | TheHill - The HillThe new Kazakhstan president comes to the UN | TheHill  The Hill

Kazakhstan is EU's major trade partner in Central Asia - AzerNewsKazakhstan is EU's major trade partner in Central Asia  AzerNews

UK to advise Kazakhstan on aviation regulation - International Airport ReviewUK to advise Kazakhstan on aviation regulation  International Airport Review

Astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan after flying home from the International Space Station - Daily MailAstronauts land safely in Kazakhstan after flying home from the International Space Station  Daily Mail

Kazakhstan marks Rescuer's Day - KazinformKazakhstan marks Rescuer's Day  Kazinform

Kazakhstan Seeks Additional $1 Billion From Shell, Eni Unit - BloombergKazakhstan Seeks Additional $1 Billion From Shell, Eni Unit  Bloomberg

Kazakhstan's 'Golden Man' arrives in Muzium Negara - The Star OnlineKazakhstan's 'Golden Man' arrives in Muzium Negara  The Star Online

Tucker Carlson calls for Trump to push Kazakhstan to investigate the Bidens - Media Matters for AmericaTucker Carlson calls for Trump to push Kazakhstan to investigate the Bidens  Media Matters for America

In pictures: Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori back on Earth from ISS - Gulf NewsIn pictures: Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori back on Earth from ISS  Gulf News

PM meets leaders of Moldova, Iran, Kazakhstan, Politics News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesPM meets leaders of Moldova, Iran, Kazakhstan, Politics News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Mongolian PM to visit Kazakhstan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMongolian PM to visit Kazakhstan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Belgium beats Kazakhstan to stay perfect in Euro qualifying - The San Diego Union-TribuneBelgium beats Kazakhstan to stay perfect in Euro qualifying  The San Diego Union-Tribune

China’s Path Forward Is Getting Bumpy - The AtlanticChina’s Path Forward Is Getting Bumpy  The Atlantic

Cyprus travel to Kazakhstan for Euro 2020 qualifier - Cyprus MailCyprus travel to Kazakhstan for Euro 2020 qualifier  Cyprus Mail

New EU and Kazakhstan envoys share unique bonds with India - Economic TimesNew EU and Kazakhstan envoys share unique bonds with India  Economic Times

Ukraine Will End Service to Almaty, Kazakhstan - Business Travel NewsUkraine Will End Service to Almaty, Kazakhstan  Business Travel News

Soyuz spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan with three-man crew - Spaceflight NowSoyuz spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan with three-man crew  Spaceflight Now

Baikonur: From Kazakhstan's steppes to the outer space - Gulf NewsBaikonur: From Kazakhstan's steppes to the outer space  Gulf News

First group of Afghan women arrived in Kazakhstan as part of EU-funded educational project - Times of Central AsiaFirst group of Afghan women arrived in Kazakhstan as part of EU-funded educational project  Times of Central Asia

Uttarakhand: Indo-Kazakhstan joint military exercise 'KAZIND 2019' underway in Pithoragarh - Economic TimesUttarakhand: Indo-Kazakhstan joint military exercise 'KAZIND 2019' underway in Pithoragarh  Economic Times

Live coverage: International crew launches from Kazakhstan - Spaceflight NowLive coverage: International crew launches from Kazakhstan  Spaceflight Now

Agni Siragugal team shoot in Kazakhstan - Times of IndiaAgni Siragugal team shoot in Kazakhstan  Times of India

Belt and Road Initiative benefits Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBelt and Road Initiative benefits Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

SFA slaughtered over ticket prices for dead rubber Scotland vs Kazakhstan clash - Daily RecordSFA slaughtered over ticket prices for dead rubber Scotland vs Kazakhstan clash  Daily Record

Teen Dies In Sleep After Cellphone On Charge Explodes In Kazakhstan - NDTV NewsTeen Dies In Sleep After Cellphone On Charge Explodes In Kazakhstan  NDTV News

Kazakhstan: Leader of the Nation Nazarbayev sets tasks for his ruling party - Times of Central AsiaKazakhstan: Leader of the Nation Nazarbayev sets tasks for his ruling party  Times of Central Asia

Snowstorm, powerful wind forecast for northern Kazakhstan Oct 18 - KazinformSnowstorm, powerful wind forecast for northern Kazakhstan Oct 18  Kazinform

Sumatec's Kazakhstan oil field project is terminated - New Straits TimesSumatec's Kazakhstan oil field project is terminated  New Straits Times

Anti-Chinese sentiment brewing in Kazakhstan - Taiwan NewsAnti-Chinese sentiment brewing in Kazakhstan  Taiwan News

Kazakhstan, France intensify coop in fight against corruption - KazinformKazakhstan, France intensify coop in fight against corruption  Kazinform

UPDATE 1-Oil output at Kazakhstan's Kashagan falls due to unplanned maintenance - ReutersUPDATE 1-Oil output at Kazakhstan's Kashagan falls due to unplanned maintenance  Reuters

'Illegal Superstition': China Jails Muslims For Practicing Islam, Relatives Say - NPR'Illegal Superstition': China Jails Muslims For Practicing Islam, Relatives Say  NPR

Kazakhstan's Wind Power Market: Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireKazakhstan's Wind Power Market: Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

UAE in Space: Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori back on Earth from ISS after historic feat - Gulf NewsUAE in Space: Soyuz lands in Kazakhstan, Emirati astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori back on Earth from ISS after historic feat  Gulf News