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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Lukashenka Says Russia Blocking Kazakhstan From Delivering Oil To Belarus - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyLukashenka Says Russia Blocking Kazakhstan From Delivering Oil To Belarus  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Croatian Presidency praises Kazakhstan for readiness to host 'difficult' WTO ministerial - EURACTIVCroatian Presidency praises Kazakhstan for readiness to host 'difficult' WTO ministerial  EURACTIV

EU-Kazakhstan to deepen ties - New EuropeEU-Kazakhstan to deepen ties  New Europe

Kazakhstan's Aviation Administration Reveals Violations in Kazakh Bek Air Operations - AviationPros.comKazakhstan's Aviation Administration Reveals Violations in Kazakh Bek Air Operations  AviationPros.com

Risen Energy adds 50MW shine in Kazakhstan - reNEWSRisen Energy adds 50MW shine in Kazakhstan  reNEWS

Members of President's candidate pool to deliver lectures at schools across Kazakhstan - KazinformMembers of President's candidate pool to deliver lectures at schools across Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company leaves Bermuda for Kazakhstan - Captive InternationalKazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company leaves Bermuda for Kazakhstan  Captive International

Kazakhstan to ban livestock exports after meat price surge - Successful FarmingKazakhstan to ban livestock exports after meat price surge  Successful Farming

Imports of Kazakhstan beef to help raise supply in Beijing - Chinadaily USAImports of Kazakhstan beef to help raise supply in Beijing  Chinadaily USA

Kazakhstan – Meeting between M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne and Mr Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan's Minister of Trade and Integration (20 Jan. 2020) - France DiplomatieKazakhstan – Meeting between M. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne and Mr Bakhyt Sultanov, Kazakhstan's Minister of Trade and Integration (20 Jan. 2020)  France Diplomatie

Kazakhstan becomes GRECO´s 50th member state - Council of EuropeKazakhstan becomes GRECO´s 50th member state  Council of Europe

RFE/RL: Lukashenko says Russia blocking Kazakhstan from delivering oil to Belarus - Kyiv PostRFE/RL: Lukashenko says Russia blocking Kazakhstan from delivering oil to Belarus  Kyiv Post

Kazakhstan, Belarus still considering oil supply draft agreement - New EuropeKazakhstan, Belarus still considering oil supply draft agreement  New Europe

Kazakhstan-EU relations entering a new stage - EURACTIVKazakhstan-EU relations entering a new stage  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan regional road conditions continue to improve, 68 percent considered in good condition - Astana TimesKazakhstan regional road conditions continue to improve, 68 percent considered in good condition  Astana Times

Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China  Human Rights Watch

Kazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport - BBC NewsKazakhstan plane crash: Bek Air plane comes down near Almaty airport  BBC News

Kazakhstan, Israel eye direct flights between countries - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan, Israel eye direct flights between countries  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina one step away from WTA Top 25 - KazinformKazakhstan's Elena Rybakina one step away from WTA Top 25  Kazinform

Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan resigns - AKIpressAmbassador of Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan resigns  AKIpress

Safety violations found in Kazakhstan's Bek Air operations - www.rusaviainsider.comSafety violations found in Kazakhstan's Bek Air operations  www.rusaviainsider.com

European Parliament members welcome new democratic reforms in Kazakhstan - AKIpressEuropean Parliament members welcome new democratic reforms in Kazakhstan  AKIpress

Kazakhstan Rising: Modern Architecture Taking Shape - ArchDailyKazakhstan Rising: Modern Architecture Taking Shape  ArchDaily

Reach Energy's Kazakhstan asset secures long-term production deals - The Sun DailyReach Energy's Kazakhstan asset secures long-term production deals  The Sun Daily

Kazakhstan: encouraging children and adolescents to develop healthy behaviours - World Health OrganizationKazakhstan: encouraging children and adolescents to develop healthy behaviours  World Health Organization

Central Asia: Is Now The Time To Invest In Kazakhstan? - ForbesCentral Asia: Is Now The Time To Invest In Kazakhstan?  Forbes

Resource rich Kazakhstan launches political reforms as Central Asia opens up - Economic TimesResource rich Kazakhstan launches political reforms as Central Asia opens up  Economic Times

Kazakhstan seeks labor market corrections to quell grumbling - EurasianetKazakhstan seeks labor market corrections to quell grumbling  Eurasianet

This Canadian won millions in a legal fight with Kazakhstan. Was it worth it? - Maclean'sThis Canadian won millions in a legal fight with Kazakhstan. Was it worth it?  Maclean's

Government members might be appointed for 5 years in Kazakhstan - AKIpressGovernment members might be appointed for 5 years in Kazakhstan  AKIpress

Tito's Handmade Vodka gains listing with Kazakhstan's national flag carrier, Air Astana - TRBusinessTito's Handmade Vodka gains listing with Kazakhstan's national flag carrier, Air Astana  TRBusiness

Kazakhstan: Asylum seeker trial begins, testing hawkish talk on Xinjiang - EurasianetKazakhstan: Asylum seeker trial begins, testing hawkish talk on Xinjiang  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan energy: Drive to adopt greener, healthier sources - Al Jazeera AmericaKazakhstan energy: Drive to adopt greener, healthier sources  Al Jazeera America

IFC aims to support Kazakhstan in its economy diversification goals - Trend News AgencyIFC aims to support Kazakhstan in its economy diversification goals  Trend News Agency

Afghanistan imports $7.5m fuel from Kazakhstan - MENAFN.COMAfghanistan imports $7.5m fuel from Kazakhstan  MENAFN.COM

Snow and fog to shroud Kazakhstan Jan 21 - KazinformSnow and fog to shroud Kazakhstan Jan 21  Kazinform

Kazakhstan's leadership opens up to 'alternative opinion' - EURACTIVKazakhstan's leadership opens up to 'alternative opinion'  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Moves Incorporation from Bermuda to Astana Financial Services Authority - Sovereign Wealth Fund InstituteKazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Moves Incorporation from Bermuda to Astana Financial Services Authority  Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

Kazakhstan and Belarus to discuss oil supply deal - minister - ReutersKazakhstan and Belarus to discuss oil supply deal - minister  Reuters

2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won't Be Deported - The Diplomat2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won't Be Deported  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan's passport ranks 67th for visa-free travel - Astana TimesKazakhstan's passport ranks 67th for visa-free travel  Astana Times

Regional Focus. 20.01.2020 - Kazakh TVRegional Focus. 20.01.2020  Kazakh TV

Karim Masimov becomes Honorary President of martial arts of Kazakhstan - AKIpressKarim Masimov becomes Honorary President of martial arts of Kazakhstan  AKIpress

Kazakhstan sets up Council to actively reduce imports - New EuropeKazakhstan sets up Council to actively reduce imports  New Europe

Kazakh Officials Force Protesters Into Faraway Places For Opposition Rallies - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyKazakh Officials Force Protesters Into Faraway Places For Opposition Rallies  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Stock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd - Euromoney magazineStock exchanges: Kazakhstan finds two is a crowd  Euromoney magazine

Ethnic Kazakhs 'detained and tortured in Chinese camps' - Al Jazeera AmericaEthnic Kazakhs 'detained and tortured in Chinese camps'  Al Jazeera America

UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan - UN NewsUN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan  UN News

President of Kazakhstan proposes new political reforms - Helsinki TimesPresident of Kazakhstan proposes new political reforms  Helsinki Times

Kazakhstan's Putintseva strolls into Australia Open second round - KazinformKazakhstan's Putintseva strolls into Australia Open second round  Kazinform

Kazakhstan to pilot rural education improvement project - KazinformKazakhstan to pilot rural education improvement project  Kazinform

Belgian Court Confirms US$540 Million Award Against The Republic of Kazakhstan - PRNewswireBelgian Court Confirms US$540 Million Award Against The Republic of Kazakhstan  PRNewswire

Kazakhstan to vie for Australian Open 2020 top honors - KazinformKazakhstan to vie for Australian Open 2020 top honors  Kazinform

Kazakh fugitive banker Ablyazov to face in-absentia trial in Moscow - bne IntelliNewsKazakh fugitive banker Ablyazov to face in-absentia trial in Moscow  bne IntelliNews

Kazakhstan's Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests - The DiplomatKazakhstan's Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan amends laws to ensure universal birth registration and prevent childhood statelessness - UNHCRKazakhstan amends laws to ensure universal birth registration and prevent childhood statelessness  UNHCR

Blockchain Firm BitFury Partners With UN on Forest Project in Kazakhstan - CointelegraphBlockchain Firm BitFury Partners With UN on Forest Project in Kazakhstan  Cointelegraph

Kazakhstan ramping up feed output | 2019-12-27 - World GrainKazakhstan ramping up feed output | 2019-12-27  World Grain

Kazakhstan Becoming a Regional Aircraft Industry/Service Hub - Aviation International NewsKazakhstan Becoming a Regional Aircraft Industry/Service Hub  Aviation International News

Political reform in Kazakhstan is also an answer to a global problem - EURACTIVPolitical reform in Kazakhstan is also an answer to a global problem  EURACTIV

Vitebsk students win 7 medals at Zhautykov Olympiad in Kazakhstan - Belarus News (BelTA)Vitebsk students win 7 medals at Zhautykov Olympiad in Kazakhstan  Belarus News (BelTA)

Ex-Member of Kazakhstan's Mazhilis passes away 3h - AKIpressEx-Member of Kazakhstan's Mazhilis passes away 3h  AKIpress

UNDP, Bitfury to create Pavlodar forestland as Kazakhstan's first carbon reducing initiative - Astana TimesUNDP, Bitfury to create Pavlodar forestland as Kazakhstan's first carbon reducing initiative  Astana Times

#Kazakhstan with EU, #UNDP expands successful education programme to more Afghan women - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Kazakhstan with EU, #UNDP expands successful education programme to more Afghan women - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Qatar Airways To Launch First Nonstop Flights To Kazakhstan - Caspian NewsQatar Airways To Launch First Nonstop Flights To Kazakhstan  Caspian News

Sparrows lands five-year inspection contract in Kazakhstan - WorldOilSparrows lands five-year inspection contract in Kazakhstan  WorldOil

CPC-Kazakhstan extends tender to purchase electrical appliances - Trend News AgencyCPC-Kazakhstan extends tender to purchase electrical appliances  Trend News Agency

Turkey increases export of chemical products to Kazakhstan Turkey 13:16 - Trend News AgencyTurkey increases export of chemical products to Kazakhstan Turkey 13:16  Trend News Agency

Asian bank backs Kazakhstan wind - reNEWSAsian bank backs Kazakhstan wind  reNEWS

German companies attraction among priorities for Kazakhstan - AzerNewsGerman companies attraction among priorities for Kazakhstan  AzerNews

Kazakhstan's exports fell 4.5 percent in 2019 - Astana TimesKazakhstan's exports fell 4.5 percent in 2019  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's Aviation Administration makes statement on Bek Air's appeal - AzerNewsKazakhstan's Aviation Administration makes statement on Bek Air's appeal  AzerNews

At Least 12 Killed In Kazakhstan Plane Crash - NPRAt Least 12 Killed In Kazakhstan Plane Crash  NPR

Kazakhstan's Golden Man finishes global tour - Astana TimesKazakhstan's Golden Man finishes global tour  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's wholesale, retail trade up Business 20 January 15:22 - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's wholesale, retail trade up Business 20 January 15:22  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan Expands Its Airline Ties With The U.S., Inks 'Open Skies' Agreement - Caspian NewsKazakhstan Expands Its Airline Ties With The U.S., Inks 'Open Skies' Agreement  Caspian News

12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan - WSAW12 killed, dozens hurt after jetliner crashes in Kazakhstan  WSAW

Kazakhstan mandates online cash registers starting in 2020 - Astana TimesKazakhstan mandates online cash registers starting in 2020  Astana Times

Feature: A China hand in Kazakhstan and her year-end gala - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: A China hand in Kazakhstan and her year-end gala - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The Kazakh Tesla Guy Who Brought Tesla To Kazakhstan - CleanTechnicaThe Kazakh Tesla Guy Who Brought Tesla To Kazakhstan  CleanTechnica

Aviation Administration to modernise Kazakhstan's aviation standards - Astana TimesAviation Administration to modernise Kazakhstan's aviation standards  Astana Times

New CEO of Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport named - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsNew CEO of Kazakhstan's Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport named  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

They shot to kill: the massacre of Kazakhstan's striking oil workers, eight years on - Open DemocracyThey shot to kill: the massacre of Kazakhstan's striking oil workers, eight years on  Open Democracy

Ex-Interior Minister of Kazakhstan appointed head of state security service - AKIpressEx-Interior Minister of Kazakhstan appointed head of state security service  AKIpress

Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Got in Borat Trouble in Kazakhstan - EsquireTrump Fixer Michael Cohen Got in Borat Trouble in Kazakhstan  Esquire

Sarens Transports Enormous C3 Splitter for Gas-Chemical Complex in Kazakhstan - KHL GroupSarens Transports Enormous C3 Splitter for Gas-Chemical Complex in Kazakhstan  KHL Group

Fog and black ice forecast for Kazakhstan - KazinformFog and black ice forecast for Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Saudi Arabia In Space Cooperation Talks With Kazakhstan And South Korea - SpaceWatch.GlobalSaudi Arabia In Space Cooperation Talks With Kazakhstan And South Korea  SpaceWatch.Global

Kazakhstan's LCC FlyArystan carried 700580 passengers in its first eight months - www.rusaviainsider.comKazakhstan's LCC FlyArystan carried 700580 passengers in its first eight months  www.rusaviainsider.com

Tyson enters into site agreement with Kazakhstan - GlobalMeatNews.comTyson enters into site agreement with Kazakhstan  GlobalMeatNews.com

Twelve Killed, 49 Injured in Kazakhstan Plane Crash - The Daily BeastTwelve Killed, 49 Injured in Kazakhstan Plane Crash  The Daily Beast

New Prime Minister of Russia might visit Kazakhstan in late January - AKIpressNew Prime Minister of Russia might visit Kazakhstan in late January  AKIpress

PM of Kazakhstan orders to complete implementation of large road projects in 2020 - AKIpressPM of Kazakhstan orders to complete implementation of large road projects in 2020  AKIpress

China's Central Asian Plans Are Unnerving Moscow - Foreign PolicyChina's Central Asian Plans Are Unnerving Moscow  Foreign Policy

Kazakhstan to face snow, blizzard and black ice Wed - KazinformKazakhstan to face snow, blizzard and black ice Wed  Kazinform

2020 Kazakhstan Payments Landscape Market Report- Insights on Growth Trends, Top Players, Types, Applications and Regional Analysis - Dagoretti News2020 Kazakhstan Payments Landscape Market Report- Insights on Growth Trends, Top Players, Types, Applications and Regional Analysis  Dagoretti News

News Brief: Murkowski On Impeachment, Philippines Typhoon, Kazakhstan Crash - NPRNews Brief: Murkowski On Impeachment, Philippines Typhoon, Kazakhstan Crash  NPR

Plane crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan, 12 dead, dozens injured - Fox NewsPlane crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan, 12 dead, dozens injured  Fox News

Residents of Kazakhstan's Zhanaozen demanding employment again - AKIpressResidents of Kazakhstan's Zhanaozen demanding employment again  AKIpress

«Best Volunteer of the Year» and social student loans: How volunteers are encouraged in Kazakhstan - Kazinform«Best Volunteer of the Year» and social student loans: How volunteers are encouraged in Kazakhstan  Kazinform