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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'COVID-19 has exposed our past mistakes and failures' says Kazakhstan President - UN News'COVID-19 has exposed our past mistakes and failures' says Kazakhstan President  UN News

Opinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice - Columbia ChronicleOpinion: From my home in Kazakhstan to the US, protesters share similar fight for justice  Columbia Chronicle

Kazakhstan and Pope John Paul II – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIVKazakhstan and Pope John Paul II – EURACTIV.com  EURACTIV

The FinCEN Files Show Suspicious Activities of Kazakhstan's Former Oligarchs - The DiplomatThe FinCEN Files Show Suspicious Activities of Kazakhstan's Former Oligarchs  The Diplomat

President at the UN: Is Tokayev's Speech Indicative of Kazakhstan's New Place in the World? - Astana TimesPresident at the UN: Is Tokayev's Speech Indicative of Kazakhstan's New Place in the World?  Astana Times

Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo - EURACTIVKazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan to open General Consulate in Samarqand - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan to open General Consulate in Samarqand  Trend News Agency

Vice Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan relieved of her duties - Trend News AgencyVice Minister of Healthcare of Kazakhstan relieved of her duties  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan May Export A Staggering 8 Million Tonnes of Grains in 2020 - Astana TimesKazakhstan May Export A Staggering 8 Million Tonnes of Grains in 2020  Astana Times

Kazakhstan confirms 79 new COVID-19 cases - KazinformKazakhstan confirms 79 new COVID-19 cases  Kazinform

Possible Newcastle disease outbreak in Kazakhstan - The Poultry SitePossible Newcastle disease outbreak in Kazakhstan  The Poultry Site

Kazakhstan's wheat imports to persist despite local crop rebound - AgriCensusKazakhstan's wheat imports to persist despite local crop rebound  AgriCensus

104 more patients recover from coronavirus in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TV104 more patients recover from coronavirus in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

155 more patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TV155 more patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Rail freight traffic from Belarus to Kazakhstan up 1.6 times in January-August - Belarus News (BelTA)Rail freight traffic from Belarus to Kazakhstan up 1.6 times in January-August  Belarus News (BelTA)

COVID-19: Kazakhstan reports 76 new cases - KazinformCOVID-19: Kazakhstan reports 76 new cases  Kazinform

Kazakhstan: KazakhMan brings local flavor to well-worn superhero format - EurasianetKazakhstan: KazakhMan brings local flavor to well-worn superhero format  Eurasianet

Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects  Belarus News (BelTA)

COVID-19-like pneumonia affects 364 more in Kazakhstan - KazinformCOVID-19-like pneumonia affects 364 more in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Kazakhstan's top-seeded Rybakina wins at Internationaux De Strasbourg - KazinformKazakhstan's top-seeded Rybakina wins at Internationaux De Strasbourg  Kazinform

Kazakhstan's Robin Hood: The Geopolitics of Sci-Hub - The DiplomatKazakhstan's Robin Hood: The Geopolitics of Sci-Hub  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan in a new geopolitical reality: Time for action and joint ambitions with the EU - EURACTIVKazakhstan in a new geopolitical reality: Time for action and joint ambitions with the EU  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan to Double Penalties for Environmental Damage - Astana TimesKazakhstan to Double Penalties for Environmental Damage  Astana Times

How One Woman Is Sharing Kazakhstan’s National Instrument and Cultural Dress on Instagram - VogueHow One Woman Is Sharing Kazakhstan’s National Instrument and Cultural Dress on Instagram  Vogue

Former VSU hoopster now pro in Kazakhstan - V SpectatorFormer VSU hoopster now pro in Kazakhstan  V Spectator

Number of patients recovered from coronavirus in Kazakhstan increases to 102,064 - Kazakh TVNumber of patients recovered from coronavirus in Kazakhstan increases to 102,064  Kazakh TV

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Meets with Wang Yi - MFA ChinaPresident Kassym-Jomart Tokayev of Kazakhstan Meets with Wang Yi  MFA China

Kazakhstan says bird flu outbreak came from Russia, no danger to humans - TheChronicleHerald.caKazakhstan says bird flu outbreak came from Russia, no danger to humans  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Kazakhstan to open General Consulate in Samarkand - AKIpressKazakhstan to open General Consulate in Samarkand  AKIpress

Kazakhstan raises chemicals import from Turkey - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan raises chemicals import from Turkey  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan to strive for multi-party system: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev - Economic TimesKazakhstan to strive for multi-party system: President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev  Economic Times

Kazakhstan: Classes continue in remote format - EurasianetKazakhstan: Classes continue in remote format  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan suspends certificates of three carriers and prepares amendments to law on airspace use - CAPA - Centre for AviationKazakhstan suspends certificates of three carriers and prepares amendments to law on airspace use  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

The President of Kazakhstan announces a new stage of reforms - EURACTIVThe President of Kazakhstan announces a new stage of reforms  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan, Japan Sign Deals Worth $46 Million - Caspian NewsKazakhstan, Japan Sign Deals Worth $46 Million  Caspian News

Kazakhstan telecom revenues lift 13% in 8-months - TelecompaperKazakhstan telecom revenues lift 13% in 8-months  Telecompaper

Kazakhstan takes stock of its experience in constitutionalism - EURACTIVKazakhstan takes stock of its experience in constitutionalism  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan in talks on $700 mln in cryptocurrency mining projects - ReutersKazakhstan in talks on $700 mln in cryptocurrency mining projects  Reuters

Russia Resumes Flights With Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea - The Moscow TimesRussia Resumes Flights With Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, South Korea  The Moscow Times

Flashback: Borat Sings Kazakhstan’s ‘National Anthem’ at Virginia Rodeo - Rolling StoneFlashback: Borat Sings Kazakhstan’s ‘National Anthem’ at Virginia Rodeo  Rolling Stone

Kazakhstan's North Hit By Outbreak Of Bird Flu - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKazakhstan's North Hit By Outbreak Of Bird Flu  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kazakhstan: Presidential address fails to excite - EurasianetKazakhstan: Presidential address fails to excite  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan Says Military Drills In Belarus Separate From Political Situation There - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKazakhstan Says Military Drills In Belarus Separate From Political Situation There  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kazakhstan focuses on development of green economy - Kazakh TVKazakhstan focuses on development of green economy  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan In A New Reality: Time For Action - Astana TimesKazakhstan In A New Reality: Time For Action  Astana Times

COVID-19 continues to impact Eurasia - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19 continues to impact Eurasia  Anadolu Agency

China, Kazakhstan vow to jointly safeguard global data security - CGTNChina, Kazakhstan vow to jointly safeguard global data security  CGTN

Rajnath Singh discusses defence ties with counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan - The HinduRajnath Singh discusses defence ties with counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan  The Hindu

Kazakhstan's Enduring Gift To Humanity - InkstickKazakhstan's Enduring Gift To Humanity  Inkstick

Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly awards media representatives - Kazakh TVKazakhstan’s Ethnic Assembly awards media representatives  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan's passenger cars export value to Azerbaijan revealed - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's passenger cars export value to Azerbaijan revealed  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan's export to Belgium surges despite COVID-19 - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's export to Belgium surges despite COVID-19  Trend News Agency

President of Kazakhstan to address at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly - KazinformPresident of Kazakhstan to address at the General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly  Kazinform

Kazakhstan cancels PNB subsidiarys licence for failing to meet norms - Business StandardKazakhstan cancels PNB subsidiarys licence for failing to meet norms  Business Standard

Solar plant in Kazakhstan granted $42.6m loan to help the country meet CO2 targets - Energy Live News - Energy Made EasySolar plant in Kazakhstan granted $42.6m loan to help the country meet CO2 targets  Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Kazakhstan adds new daily recoveries from COVID-19, total at 101,822 - KazinformKazakhstan adds new daily recoveries from COVID-19, total at 101,822  Kazinform

Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsAeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Kazakhstan's Lutsenko wins Tour de France stage six after long breakaway - FRANCE 24 EnglishKazakhstan's Lutsenko wins Tour de France stage six after long breakaway  FRANCE 24 English

The new Gennadiy Golovkin? Time running out for Kazakhstan's Kanat Islam to make an impact - Sky SportsThe new Gennadiy Golovkin? Time running out for Kazakhstan's Kanat Islam to make an impact  Sky Sports

Why Are Central Asian Countries Silent About China's Uyghurs? - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyWhy Are Central Asian Countries Silent About China's Uyghurs?  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kazakhstan's war on coronavirus fake news underwhelms - EurasianetKazakhstan's war on coronavirus fake news underwhelms  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan secures supplies of Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate - ReutersKazakhstan secures supplies of Russian COVID-19 vaccine candidate  Reuters

Kazakhstan to Start Human Trials of QazCovid-in - Astana TimesKazakhstan to Start Human Trials of QazCovid-in  Astana Times

United Nations Kazakhstan: COVID-19 Situation Report ? 8 (24 August 2020) - Kazakhstan - ReliefWebUnited Nations Kazakhstan: COVID-19 Situation Report ? 8 (24 August 2020) - Kazakhstan  ReliefWeb

Five Kazakhstan regions record avian influenza - Kazakh TVFive Kazakhstan regions record avian influenza  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan completes placement of three bond issues totaling 40 billion rubles - The Times HubKazakhstan completes placement of three bond issues totaling 40 billion rubles  The Times Hub

Kazakhstan cuts oil supplies to China amid OPEC+ deal: sources - ETEnergyworld.comKazakhstan cuts oil supplies to China amid OPEC+ deal: sources  ETEnergyworld.com

Kazakhstan Agribusiness Market Development Strategies and key player analysis by 2026 - The Daily ChronicleKazakhstan Agribusiness Market Development Strategies and key player analysis by 2026  The Daily Chronicle

Kazakhstan's ministry talks influence of quarantine regime on atmospheric background - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's ministry talks influence of quarantine regime on atmospheric background  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan taking measures to increase railway border stations capacities - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan taking measures to increase railway border stations capacities  Trend News Agency

GIEWS Country Brief: Kazakhstan - Reference Date: 31-August-2020 - Kazakhstan - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Kazakhstan - Reference Date: 31-August-2020 - Kazakhstan  ReliefWeb

Rajnath meets counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan - OneindiaRajnath meets counterparts from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan  Oneindia

Kazakhstan resumes flights to Egypt - Arab NewsKazakhstan resumes flights to Egypt  Arab News

Kazakhstan's Oil Construction Company to buy pipes via tender - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's Oil Construction Company to buy pipes via tender  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan and Romania discuss cooperation prospects in education - Kazakh TVKazakhstan and Romania discuss cooperation prospects in education  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan Unveils Plans to Boost Crypto Industry - Caspian NewsKazakhstan Unveils Plans to Boost Crypto Industry  Caspian News

S&P Affirms Kazakhstan's Credit Rating at BBB - Astana TimesS&P Affirms Kazakhstan's Credit Rating at BBB  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's Daneliya Tuleshova Advances to America's Got Talent Finals (Video) - Astana TimesKazakhstan's Daneliya Tuleshova Advances to America's Got Talent Finals (Video)  Astana Times

UNDP and Kazakhstan Working Together to Develop and Expand Safe Ecosystem for Snow Leopards - Astana TimesUNDP and Kazakhstan Working Together to Develop and Expand Safe Ecosystem for Snow Leopards  Astana Times

Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for violating the arms embargo on Libya - The Libya ObserverKazakhstan suspends three airlines for violating the arms embargo on Libya  The Libya Observer

Kazakhstan is set to improve its consumer protection system - Kazakh TVKazakhstan is set to improve its consumer protection system  Kazakh TV

Central Asian countries want to develop their tourism industries - Kazakh TVCentral Asian countries want to develop their tourism industries  Kazakh TV

Fitch Rates KazMunayGas's Eurobonds 'BBB-(EXP)'; Affirms IDR at 'BBB-' - Fitch RatingsFitch Rates KazMunayGas's Eurobonds 'BBB-(EXP)'; Affirms IDR at 'BBB-'  Fitch Ratings

Kazakhstan govt advocates for a world free from nuclear weapons - Republic World - Republic WorldKazakhstan govt advocates for a world free from nuclear weapons - Republic World  Republic World

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 cases surpass 105,400 - TASSKazakhstan’s COVID-19 cases surpass 105,400  TASS

Ancient gold found in the Valley of the Kings in East Kazakhstan - New EuropeAncient gold found in the Valley of the Kings in East Kazakhstan  New Europe

How does school for volunteers in Nur-Sultan work? - Kazakh TVHow does school for volunteers in Nur-Sultan work?  Kazakh TV

Kazakh Government Forecasts Kazakhstan to Have 2.8 Percent GDP Growth in 2021 - Astana TimesKazakh Government Forecasts Kazakhstan to Have 2.8 Percent GDP Growth in 2021  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Railways opens tender to buy electric generators - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan Railways opens tender to buy electric generators  Trend News Agency

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic - Minneapolis Star TribuneWorld leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Asian Development Bank Approves $3 Million Grant To Help Kazakhstan Tackle COVID-19 - Caspian NewsAsian Development Bank Approves $3 Million Grant To Help Kazakhstan Tackle COVID-19  Caspian News

Avian flu confirmed in Kazakhstan - WATTAgNet Industry News & TrendsAvian flu confirmed in Kazakhstan  WATTAgNet Industry News & Trends

Kazakhstan's QAZAQ AIR resuming flights on more domestic routes - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's QAZAQ AIR resuming flights on more domestic routes  Trend News Agency

Literary competition “Altyn Tobylgy” accepts applications - Kazakh TVLiterary competition “Altyn Tobylgy” accepts applications  Kazakh TV

UK citizens can learn Kazakh language online - Kazakh TVUK citizens can learn Kazakh language online  Kazakh TV

Contemporary Kazakh cinema conquers film festivals worldwide - Kazakh TVContemporary Kazakh cinema conquers film festivals worldwide  Kazakh TV

Live: Explore the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan - CGTNLive: Explore the National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan  CGTN

Air Astana to Launch Non-stop Flights to Frankfurt - Caspian NewsAir Astana to Launch Non-stop Flights to Frankfurt  Caspian News

Kazakhstan begins clinical trials for its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine - Kazakh TVKazakhstan begins clinical trials for its domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan To Open First Polypropylene Plant In 2021 - Caspian NewsKazakhstan To Open First Polypropylene Plant In 2021  Caspian News