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
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Modern apple's origin traced to Kazakhstan - The Hindu

The Hindu

Modern apple's origin traced to Kazakhstan
The Hindu
The modern crisp apple originated in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan, according to a study which reveals a surprising two-way journey on the Silk Road for one of the world's most popular fruit. As travellers journeyed east and west along the Silk ...
Modern apples said to have originated in KazakhstanThe Modern Journal
Modern juicy apples evolved in a mountainous region of Kazakhstan : Take a look howNewsfolo
Geneticists trace humble apple's exotic lineage all the way to the Silk RoadThe Guardian
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Fiji and Kazakhstan to further cooperation - Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

Fiji and Kazakhstan to further cooperation
Radio New Zealand
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has discussed more bilateral engagement with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev . The meeting occurred prior to the Fijian showcase at the 2017 World Expo being held in ...
PM strengthens ties with KazakhstanFijivillage

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Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan - BBC News

BBC News

Russia denies giving lake to Kazakhstan
BBC News
The Russian authorities have had to deny media reports that a Siberian lake popular with tourists has been transferred in its entirely to neighbouring Kazakhstan. Reports that Lake Sladkoye was going to disappear behind the international border caused ...
How did a lake escape from Russia?Russia Beyond the Headlines

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Celtic can sit back, relax and enjoy flight to Kazakhstan - The Scotsman

The Scotsman

Celtic can sit back, relax and enjoy flight to Kazakhstan
The Scotsman
The Celtic players can now make full use of those reclining seats in their chartered plane for the six-hour flight to Kazakhstan next week. There was plenty of trepidation before Tom Rogic did that thing he does when creating the illusion of having the ...

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I'll get my goat: Kazakhstan's ancient sport for modern times - The Guardian

The Guardian

I'll get my goat: Kazakhstan's ancient sport for modern times
The Guardian
The most decorated athlete in all of Kazakhstan is a five-year-old Mongolian horse named Lazer. Born wild on the steppe, he lacks the lean grace of a thoroughbred or an Arabian. Except for his large head and broad front haunches, he is small enough to ...



China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For 'Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan' - Radio Free Asia

China Jails Ethnic Kazakh Man For 'Helping Others Emigrate to Kazakhstan'
Radio Free Asia
"The police beat him to sort him out because of he was just carrying out some normal work on behalf of all the people here who want to emigrate to Kazakhstan," he said. "The lawyer tried to get involved, but wasn't allowed. He said it was because of ...



Philippines falls to Kazakhstan again, finishes 8th in Asian Seniors - Rappler

Rappler

Philippines falls to Kazakhstan again, finishes 8th in Asian Seniors
Rappler
BIÑAN CITY, Philippines - The Philippine national women's volleyball team finished 8th in the 19th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championships after its late game rally fell short against Kazakhstan, 20-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-21, 3-15 on Thursday ...
Kazakhs survive PHI scare to salvage a 7th place finishABS-CBN Sports
AVC: Philippines drops to 8th place after close loss to KazakhsInquirer.net

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XCMG Launches New Company in Kazakhstan, Further Integrating Eurasia with Global Outreach - Markets Insider

XCMG Launches New Company in Kazakhstan, Further Integrating Eurasia with Global Outreach
Markets Insider
ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- XCMG, the world's leading global construction machinery manufacturer, has launched XCMG XuGong Kazakhstan (the "Company"), a "one-stop-shop" that aims to provide help to the growing number of ...

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PAW performance! Baby wildcat roars as he tries to look tough... but sounds oddly like a skipping CD - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

PAW performance! Baby wildcat roars as he tries to look tough... but sounds oddly like a skipping CD
Daily Mail
This adorable baby caracal tried its best to roar and sound like the terrifying wild animal it thinks it is but its bizarre cries sounded more like a skipping CD. Despite its best attempts at being ferocious, the little cat's howls sound baffling and ...



Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Vietnam overcomes Kazakhstan, guns for 5th place in AVC
Inquirer.net
BIÑAN, Laguna—Vietnam averted disaster and stopped Kazakhstan in five sets, 25-22, 25-18, 21-25, 20-25, 15-5, to vie for a fifth place finish in the AVC Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship Wednesday at Alonte Sports Arena here. Tran Thi ...
Vietnam lose to Kazakhstan in Asian volleyball eventVietNamNet Bridge

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