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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Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan – The Diplomat - The DiplomatBanking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Photos: What Kazakhstan is like in real life, according to locals - Insider - INSIDERPhotos: What Kazakhstan is like in real life, according to locals - Insider  INSIDER

Kazakhstan's First President chairs Extraordinary XX Congress of Nur Otan party - New EuropeKazakhstan's First President chairs Extraordinary XX Congress of Nur Otan party  New Europe

Kazakhstan to borrow more than €1.5 billion to fight COVID-19 - New EuropeKazakhstan to borrow more than €1.5 billion to fight COVID-19  New Europe

A Ghost Story From Kazakhstan - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyA Ghost Story From Kazakhstan  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

‘Very Nice!’ - After banning the first one, Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists amid coronavirus... - Hindustan Times‘Very Nice!’ - After banning the first one, Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists amid coronavirus...  Hindustan Times

UN Working Group Finds Serikzhan Bilash's Detention by Kazakhstan Arbitrary - The DiplomatUN Working Group Finds Serikzhan Bilash's Detention by Kazakhstan Arbitrary  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan to borrow $1.8Bln for COVID fight - EurasianetKazakhstan to borrow $1.8Bln for COVID fight  Eurasianet

"Kazakhstan has great potential in the development of greenhouses" - hortidaily.com"Kazakhstan has great potential in the development of greenhouses"  hortidaily.com

Kazakhstan to ensure that more women are elected - EU ReporterKazakhstan to ensure that more women are elected  EU Reporter

2 air passengers test positive for COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazinform2 air passengers test positive for COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

WATCH: Russia's Anti-Ballistic Missile System Hits Its Target Spot-On In Kazakhstan - EurAsian TimesWATCH: Russia's Anti-Ballistic Missile System Hits Its Target Spot-On In Kazakhstan  EurAsian Times

474 people recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TV474 people recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Weatherwatch: the climate of Kazakhstan - The GuardianWeatherwatch: the climate of Kazakhstan  The Guardian

Economies of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan to recover by 2022 - AKIpressEconomies of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan to recover by 2022  AKIpress

Kazakhstan election holds genuine strategic importance - EURACTIVKazakhstan election holds genuine strategic importance  EURACTIV

Snow to hit some regions of Kazakhstan - KazinformSnow to hit some regions of Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Kazakhstan Still on the Long Road to a Latin Alphabet - The DiplomatKazakhstan Still on the Long Road to a Latin Alphabet  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan: IT system at China border increases corruption and lines - EurasianetKazakhstan: IT system at China border increases corruption and lines  Eurasianet

Now, that’s a very nice idea to emulate: Kazakhstan is turning a 'Borat' catchphrase to its own advantage - Economic TimesNow, that’s a very nice idea to emulate: Kazakhstan is turning a 'Borat' catchphrase to its own advantage  Economic Times

Kazakhstan in a New Reality: Time for Action - Helsinki TimesKazakhstan in a New Reality: Time for Action  Helsinki Times

Kazakhstan: Former health minister arrested - EurasianetKazakhstan: Former health minister arrested  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan's Eco-Measures: Current Status and Prospects For the Future - Astana TimesKazakhstan's Eco-Measures: Current Status and Prospects For the Future  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Has Been Micromanaging Its Currency to Avert Drop - BloombergQuintKazakhstan Has Been Micromanaging Its Currency to Avert Drop  BloombergQuint

Assistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Kazakhstan - US Embassy and Consulate in KazakhstanAssistant Secretary Marie Royce Travels to the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Kazakhstan  US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

9 people died in Kazakhstan from coronavirus and COVID-19-like pneumonia - AKIpress9 people died in Kazakhstan from coronavirus and COVID-19-like pneumonia  AKIpress

Kazakhstan: President wades into tree-felling controversy - EurasianetKazakhstan: President wades into tree-felling controversy  Eurasianet

CIS observation mission to monitor parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan - Belarus News (BelTA)CIS observation mission to monitor parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan  Belarus News (BelTA)

A New Era Of Central Asian Cooperation? Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Help A Neighbor In Need - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyA New Era Of Central Asian Cooperation? Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Help A Neighbor In Need  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Political scientist: COVID-19 will not become a brake for Kazakhstan election - EU ReporterPolitical scientist: COVID-19 will not become a brake for Kazakhstan election  EU Reporter

'We have to be observers' in Kazakh elections, MEP says - EURACTIV'We have to be observers' in Kazakh elections, MEP says  EURACTIV

Oil and gas in Kazakhstan - The EcologistOil and gas in Kazakhstan  The Ecologist

840 recovered from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazinform840 recovered from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

South Korean Experts Consult Kazakhstan's Denuclearization Experience to Form Own Strategies in Central Asia - Astana TimesSouth Korean Experts Consult Kazakhstan's Denuclearization Experience to Form Own Strategies in Central Asia  Astana Times

2021 TechGirls Program - US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan2021 TechGirls Program  US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

We asked Kazakh celebrities what they think of ‘Borat.’ The verdict was less than ‘very nice.’ - The Washington PostWe asked Kazakh celebrities what they think of ‘Borat.’ The verdict was less than ‘very nice.’  The Washington Post

Majlis Podcast: Kazakhstan's New Rules For Rallies And Upcoming Elections - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: Kazakhstan's New Rules For Rallies And Upcoming Elections  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Australian Mining Companies See Big Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan - Astana TimesAustralian Mining Companies See Big Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan  Astana Times

Personal data protection in Kazakhstan is increasing - JD SupraPersonal data protection in Kazakhstan is increasing  JD Supra

Nur Otan Party Presents its Electoral Program, Announces Final Candidate List for Majilis Election - Astana TimesNur Otan Party Presents its Electoral Program, Announces Final Candidate List for Majilis Election  Astana Times

Kazakhstan To Supply Kyrgyzstan With 400 Medical Ventilators, 2 Million Masks - Astana TimesKazakhstan To Supply Kyrgyzstan With 400 Medical Ventilators, 2 Million Masks  Astana Times

What Do Kazakhs Think of Borat? – The Diplomat - The DiplomatWhat Do Kazakhs Think of Borat? – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan Introduces New Measures to Clamp Down on State Borders, Extends Suspension of Visa-Free Regime until May 2021 - Astana TimesKazakhstan Introduces New Measures to Clamp Down on State Borders, Extends Suspension of Visa-Free Regime until May 2021  Astana Times

8th meeting of Mongolia-Kazakhstan economic commission held online - AKIpress8th meeting of Mongolia-Kazakhstan economic commission held online  AKIpress

Kazakhstan's independent media losing advertising battle with bloggers, influencers - EurasianetKazakhstan's independent media losing advertising battle with bloggers, influencers  Eurasianet

Tokayev discusses measures to restore economic and investment activity in Kazakhstan - New EuropeTokayev discusses measures to restore economic and investment activity in Kazakhstan  New Europe

The Two Billion Dollar Mystery Behind The Ownership Of London-Listed Kazakh Fintech Kaspi - ForbesThe Two Billion Dollar Mystery Behind The Ownership Of London-Listed Kazakh Fintech Kaspi  Forbes

Kazakhstan’s Tokayev says agreement reached with Putin on production of COVID-19 vaccine - TASSKazakhstan’s Tokayev says agreement reached with Putin on production of COVID-19 vaccine  TASS

Kazakh National Aitys Contest: Impromptu Poets Mark Abai's Anniversary (Video) - Astana TimesKazakh National Aitys Contest: Impromptu Poets Mark Abai's Anniversary (Video)  Astana Times

You’ve Laughed at ‘Borat,’ Now Watch These Five Films from Kazakhstan - IndieWireYou’ve Laughed at ‘Borat,’ Now Watch These Five Films from Kazakhstan  IndieWire

People's Party of Kazakhstan, Ak Zhol Democratic Party Announce Its Majilis Candidates, Present Election Programs - Astana TimesPeople's Party of Kazakhstan, Ak Zhol Democratic Party Announce Its Majilis Candidates, Present Election Programs  Astana Times

Daily reported cases of COVID-19 down to 756 in Kazakhstan - Trend News AgencyDaily reported cases of COVID-19 down to 756 in Kazakhstan  Trend News Agency

UN Concludes Kazakhstan Illegally 'Targeted' Defender Of Xinjiang Indigenous Groups - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyUN Concludes Kazakhstan Illegally 'Targeted' Defender Of Xinjiang Indigenous Groups  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

514 patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TV514 patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan: Xinjiang fugitives secure asylum status - EurasianetKazakhstan: Xinjiang fugitives secure asylum status  Eurasianet

Epidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Follows Optimistic Scenario, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister - Astana TimesEpidemiological Situation in Kazakhstan Follows Optimistic Scenario, Says Kazakh Healthcare Minister  Astana Times

Kyrgyzstan A Strategic Partner, Brotherly State to Kazakhstan, Says Tokayev - Astana TimesKyrgyzstan A Strategic Partner, Brotherly State to Kazakhstan, Says Tokayev  Astana Times

Kazakhstan elections – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIVKazakhstan elections – EURACTIV.com  EURACTIV

Nazarbayev turned out to be the leader Kazakhstan needed – Suleimenov - KazinformNazarbayev turned out to be the leader Kazakhstan needed – Suleimenov  Kazinform

Fitch Affirms ATF Bank JSC at 'B-', Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms ATF Bank JSC at 'B-', Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Kazakhstan hands over 400 portable ventilators, 2 million masks to Kyrgyzstan - AKIpressKazakhstan hands over 400 portable ventilators, 2 million masks to Kyrgyzstan  AKIpress

Kazakhstan To Tap Into Vast Potential In Developing Organic Agriculture - Astana TimesKazakhstan To Tap Into Vast Potential In Developing Organic Agriculture  Astana Times

Stunning Video with Pink Flamingos on Lake Karakol Becomes Popular in Kazakhstan (Video) - Astana TimesStunning Video with Pink Flamingos on Lake Karakol Becomes Popular in Kazakhstan (Video)  Astana Times

United Nations Kazakhstan: COVID-19 Situation Report ? 11 (9 November 2020) - Kazakhstan - ReliefWebUnited Nations Kazakhstan: COVID-19 Situation Report ? 11 (9 November 2020) - Kazakhstan  ReliefWeb

7 people died of coronavirus in Kazakhstan in a day - AKIpress7 people died of coronavirus in Kazakhstan in a day  AKIpress

Kazakhstan: Kaspi glitch highlights growing reliance on virtual money - EurasianetKazakhstan: Kaspi glitch highlights growing reliance on virtual money  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan Trains Fifth Peacekeeping Unit For UN Mission in Lebanon - Astana TimesKazakhstan Trains Fifth Peacekeeping Unit For UN Mission in Lebanon  Astana Times

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Takes Part in 20th Congress of Nur Otan Party - Astana TimesKazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Takes Part in 20th Congress of Nur Otan Party  Astana Times

Kazakhstan, China discuss industrial and investment cooperation in post-COVID period - KazinformKazakhstan, China discuss industrial and investment cooperation in post-COVID period  Kazinform

Experts Discuss Strategies for Post-COVID Learning Recovery in Kazakhstan - Marketscreener.comExperts Discuss Strategies for Post-COVID Learning Recovery in Kazakhstan  Marketscreener.com

European & Asian Banks Submit $1B In Loans To Help Kazakhstan 'Go Green' - Caspian NewsEuropean & Asian Banks Submit $1B In Loans To Help Kazakhstan 'Go Green'  Caspian News

Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology - Belarus News (BelTA)Belarus, Kazakhstan to step up cooperation in ICT, mechanical engineering, biotechnology  Belarus News (BelTA)

Kazakhstan sends humanitarian cargo to Kyrgyzstan - KazinformKazakhstan sends humanitarian cargo to Kyrgyzstan  Kazinform

311 patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TV311 patients recover from COVID-19 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan tourism spots embrace Borat's 'very nice' catchphrase - UPI NewsKazakhstan tourism spots embrace Borat's 'very nice' catchphrase  UPI News

ADB's Operations in Kazakhstan Should Continue Focusing on Sustainable Development and Innovation - Astana TimesADB's Operations in Kazakhstan Should Continue Focusing on Sustainable Development and Innovation  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Celebrates National Tenge Day - Astana TimesKazakhstan Celebrates National Tenge Day  Astana Times

Kazakhstan puts safety and hygiene of travellers as top priority - EU ReporterKazakhstan puts safety and hygiene of travellers as top priority  EU Reporter

???? First Look: Karakat Bashanova from Kazakhstan record her performance - ESCXTRA.com???? First Look: Karakat Bashanova from Kazakhstan record her performance  ESCXTRA.com

UK Judge Nixes Miner's Award In Fight With Kazakhstan - Law360UK Judge Nixes Miner's Award In Fight With Kazakhstan  Law360

Banking on a new Kazakhstan MVNO - Developing TelecomsBanking on a new Kazakhstan MVNO  Developing Telecoms

Junior Eurovision 2020 first impressions - Malta and Kazakhstan - wiwibloggsJunior Eurovision 2020 first impressions - Malta and Kazakhstan  wiwibloggs

Giant flock of flamingos spotted on a lake in Kazakhstan during migration south - USA TODAYGiant flock of flamingos spotted on a lake in Kazakhstan during migration south  USA TODAY

Drone footage shows flamingo flock gathering in Kazakhstan lake - FOX 13 Tampa BayDrone footage shows flamingo flock gathering in Kazakhstan lake  FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Kazakhstan Have Officially Embraced Borat 2 With A Brand New Tourism Slogan - Triple MKazakhstan Have Officially Embraced Borat 2 With A Brand New Tourism Slogan  Triple M

Iran, Kazakhstan stress expansion of transport ties in online forum - Tehran TimesIran, Kazakhstan stress expansion of transport ties in online forum  Tehran Times

Marcelo J. Lopez, a teacher in pursuit of a PhD in education - Study International NewsMarcelo J. Lopez, a teacher in pursuit of a PhD in education  Study International News

IMPACTFUL,Lyazzat Shatayeva,Kazakhstan,universities of Kazakhstan,Nazarbayev University,innovation,Shigeo Katsu | Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVIMPACTFUL,Lyazzat Shatayeva,Kazakhstan,universities of Kazakhstan,Nazarbayev University,innovation,Shigeo Katsu | Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

WWM's Claims Against Kazakhstan are Remitted to the Arbitral Tribunal for New Determination on Causation and Quantum - Canada NewsWireWWM's Claims Against Kazakhstan are Remitted to the Arbitral Tribunal for New Determination on Causation and Quantum  Canada NewsWire

24 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 in N Kazakhstan - Kazinform24 teachers tested positive for COVID-19 in N Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Fitch Affirms Eurasian Development Bank at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Eurasian Development Bank at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Post-COVID education in Kazakhstan: Heavy losses and deepening inequality - World Bank GroupPost-COVID education in Kazakhstan: Heavy losses and deepening inequality  World Bank Group

The Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan - AishThe Truth about Jews and Kazakhstan  Aish

Kazakhstan Finalizes Plan to Restore Native Turanian Tigers In Ile-Balkhash Region - Astana TimesKazakhstan Finalizes Plan to Restore Native Turanian Tigers In Ile-Balkhash Region  Astana Times

Kazakhstan forging an environmentally friendly future - EU ReporterKazakhstan forging an environmentally friendly future  EU Reporter

Kazinform and IRNA news agencies hold joint online conference - Trend News AgencyKazinform and IRNA news agencies hold joint online conference  Trend News Agency

Majilis Election in Kazakhstan: Nur Otan Party Announces Results of Primaries, Auyl Party Releases Candidate List - Astana TimesMajilis Election in Kazakhstan: Nur Otan Party Announces Results of Primaries, Auyl Party Releases Candidate List  Astana Times

Meeting of the Belarus-Kazakhstan Business Council scheduled - Foreign BriefMeeting of the Belarus-Kazakhstan Business Council scheduled  Foreign Brief

WATCH: Reacting to Spain, Serbia and Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision 2020 - wiwibloggsWATCH: Reacting to Spain, Serbia and Kazakhstan at Junior Eurovision 2020  wiwibloggs

Kazakhstan Reaffirms Commitment to Tackling Drug Trafficking in Central Asia - Astana TimesKazakhstan Reaffirms Commitment to Tackling Drug Trafficking in Central Asia  Astana Times