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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Kazakh citizens in Belarus recommended returning to Kazakhstan through other countries - KazinformKazakh citizens in Belarus recommended returning to Kazakhstan through other countries  Kazinform

Kazakhstan bans import of gasoline and diesel fuel from Russia - New EuropeKazakhstan bans import of gasoline and diesel fuel from Russia  New Europe

Several Regions Take Restrictive Measures in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TVSeveral Regions Take Restrictive Measures in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan announces $10bn economic package - Aljazeera.comKazakhstan announces $10bn economic package  Aljazeera.com

Kazakhstan takes decisive steps to stop the spread of coronavirus - EURACTIVKazakhstan takes decisive steps to stop the spread of coronavirus  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan hopes coronavirus cases won't top 3500 - minister - The Star OnlineKazakhstan hopes coronavirus cases won't top 3500 - minister  The Star Online

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly launch car production - New EuropeKazakhstan and Uzbekistan jointly launch car production  New Europe

Majority of Infected People with COVID-19 in Kazakhstan are Women - Kazakh TVMajority of Infected People with COVID-19 in Kazakhstan are Women  Kazakh TV

Coronavirus: Number of recovered patients rises to 24 in Kazakhstan - KazinformCoronavirus: Number of recovered patients rises to 24 in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Second lethal coronavirus case confirmed in Kazakhstan - Trend News AgencySecond lethal coronavirus case confirmed in Kazakhstan  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan Imports Fresh Coronavirus Cases From Russia, Kyrgyzstan - The New York TimesKazakhstan Imports Fresh Coronavirus Cases From Russia, Kyrgyzstan  The New York Times

Kazakhstan to introduce quotas on wheat and flour exports - ReutersKazakhstan to introduce quotas on wheat and flour exports  Reuters

Quarantined in Kazakhstan: Richmond Hill native recounts his experience - WTOCQuarantined in Kazakhstan: Richmond Hill native recounts his experience  WTOC

More Arrests Linked to February Ethnic Violence in Kazakhstan - The DiplomatMore Arrests Linked to February Ethnic Violence in Kazakhstan  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan records first COVID-19 fatality in Central Asia - EurasianetKazakhstan records first COVID-19 fatality in Central Asia  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan: Women's Day Activists Convicted - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan: Women's Day Activists Convicted  Human Rights Watch

Quarantine Checkpoints are Reinforced with Drones in Kazakhstan. - Kazakh TVQuarantine Checkpoints are Reinforced with Drones in Kazakhstan.  Kazakh TV

Schools in Kazakhstan Switch to Online Learning | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVSchools in Kazakhstan Switch to Online Learning | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

Rather 'Undiplomatic': Chinese Envoy To Kazakhstan Courts Controversy With Anti-U.S. Posts - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyRather 'Undiplomatic': Chinese Envoy To Kazakhstan Courts Controversy With Anti-U.S. Posts  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

A D.J. Shows How to Let Go in Authoritarian Kazakhstan - The New York TimesA D.J. Shows How to Let Go in Authoritarian Kazakhstan  The New York Times

Kazakhstan to hit those breaking quarantine with KZT25,000 fines - KazinformKazakhstan to hit those breaking quarantine with KZT25,000 fines  Kazinform

ISS Crew Might Be Quarantined in Kazakhstan after Landing in April - Kazakh TVISS Crew Might Be Quarantined in Kazakhstan after Landing in April  Kazakh TV

Nerves jangled as COVID-19 finally detected in Kazakhstan - EurasianetNerves jangled as COVID-19 finally detected in Kazakhstan  Eurasianet

Central Asia Can't Hide the Coronavirus - Foreign PolicyCentral Asia Can't Hide the Coronavirus  Foreign Policy

Belavia to suspend flights to Moscow, cities of Ukraine, Kazakhstan - Belarus News (BelTA)Belavia to suspend flights to Moscow, cities of Ukraine, Kazakhstan  Belarus News (BelTA)

Kazakhstan Reports First Coronavirus Cases as Testing Ramps Up - BloombergKazakhstan Reports First Coronavirus Cases as Testing Ramps Up  Bloomberg

Two nurses in Kazakhstan catch coronavirus from patients - AKIpressTwo nurses in Kazakhstan catch coronavirus from patients  AKIpress

Kazakhstan confirms 41 more coronavirus cases - KazinformKazakhstan confirms 41 more coronavirus cases  Kazinform

Coronavirus: Centre assures HC safety of Indian students stranded in Kazakhstan - Times of IndiaCoronavirus: Centre assures HC safety of Indian students stranded in Kazakhstan  Times of India

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan close borders after first coronavirus cases - ReutersKazakhstan, Uzbekistan close borders after first coronavirus cases  Reuters

Students suffer sexual harassment in Kazakhstan - New Eastern EuropeStudents suffer sexual harassment in Kazakhstan  New Eastern Europe

Oil price plunge thrusts Kazakhstan into crisis mode - Nikkei Asian ReviewOil price plunge thrusts Kazakhstan into crisis mode  Nikkei Asian Review

Kazakhstan to shut down most businesses in major cities for a week - ReutersKazakhstan to shut down most businesses in major cities for a week  Reuters

Number of Coronavirus Cases in Kazakhstan Increases to 68 - Kazakh TVNumber of Coronavirus Cases in Kazakhstan Increases to 68  Kazakh TV

COVID- 19: one more case detected in Kazakhstan, total at 121 - KazinformCOVID- 19: one more case detected in Kazakhstan, total at 121  Kazinform

Coronavirus Cases Reach 97 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TVCoronavirus Cases Reach 97 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Coronavirus Lockdown: Bring Us Back Home, Say Indian Students Stranded In Kazakhstan - ABP LiveCoronavirus Lockdown: Bring Us Back Home, Say Indian Students Stranded In Kazakhstan  ABP Live

Kazakhstan suspends all public events over coronavirus - National PostKazakhstan suspends all public events over coronavirus  National Post

Kazakhstan's Unheard Voices - Domestic Violence Victims - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan's Unheard Voices - Domestic Violence Victims  Human Rights Watch

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Likely to Sign Border Treaty Soon to Avoid Worse Problems - The Jamestown FoundationKazakhstan and Uzbekistan Likely to Sign Border Treaty Soon to Avoid Worse Problems  The Jamestown Foundation

COVID-19: First Uzbek Case Recorded As Kazakhstan Declares State Of Emergency - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyCOVID-19: First Uzbek Case Recorded As Kazakhstan Declares State Of Emergency  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kazakhstan locks down two biggest cities due to virus - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostKazakhstan locks down two biggest cities due to virus - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Soyuz launch preps in Kazakhstan proceed despite travel restrictions - Spaceflight NowSoyuz launch preps in Kazakhstan proceed despite travel restrictions  Spaceflight Now

Kazakhstan Government to Tap SWF to Help with Economic Fallout from Coronavirus and Low Oil Prices - Sovereign Wealth Fund InstituteKazakhstan Government to Tap SWF to Help with Economic Fallout from Coronavirus and Low Oil Prices  Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute

UK issues unexplained wealth order over Kazakhstan family's house - The GuardianUK issues unexplained wealth order over Kazakhstan family's house  The Guardian

In Kazakhstan, women march for their rights - and against violence - Open DemocracyIn Kazakhstan, women march for their rights - and against violence  Open Democracy

Kazakhstan Court Set To Free Prominent Political Prisoner - The DiplomatKazakhstan Court Set To Free Prominent Political Prisoner  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan Allows Tenge to Weaken Amid Oil Price Crash - BloombergKazakhstan Allows Tenge to Weaken Amid Oil Price Crash  Bloomberg

Number of Coronavirus Cases Grows in Kazakhstan | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVNumber of Coronavirus Cases Grows in Kazakhstan | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan's Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly - The DiplomatKazakhstan's Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan Confirms 88 Coronavirus Cases - Kazakh TVKazakhstan Confirms 88 Coronavirus Cases  Kazakh TV

Oil giant Eni begins 'large-scale investment' in Kazakhstan wind with first project switch-on - RechargeOil giant Eni begins 'large-scale investment' in Kazakhstan wind with first project switch-on  Recharge

Coronavirus Cases Reach 49 in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TVCoronavirus Cases Reach 49 in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev family's luxury UK assets come to light - EurasianetKazakhstan: Nazarbayev family's luxury UK assets come to light  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan Reports Spike in Coronavirus Cases | World News - U.S. News & World ReportKazakhstan Reports Spike in Coronavirus Cases | World News  U.S. News & World Report

Detentions in Kazakhstan following civil activist's death in prison - EURACTIVDetentions in Kazakhstan following civil activist's death in prison  EURACTIV

Eni starts commercial production of wind farm in Kazakhstan - Windtech InternationalEni starts commercial production of wind farm in Kazakhstan  Windtech International

COVID-19: Kazakhstan Locks Down Two Main Cities; Iran Warns Virus Could Kill 'Millions' - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyCOVID-19: Kazakhstan Locks Down Two Main Cities; Iran Warns Virus Could Kill 'Millions'  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Kazakhstan to bar Iranian nationals from entry over virus - ReutersKazakhstan to bar Iranian nationals from entry over virus  Reuters

Moody's: Kazakhstan Less Vulnerable to Oil Crisis | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVMoody's: Kazakhstan Less Vulnerable to Oil Crisis | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

WATCH: Six people from Kazakhstan found in Delhi's Markaz, Medical checkup underway - Times NowWATCH: Six people from Kazakhstan found in Delhi's Markaz, Medical checkup underway  Times Now

13 more COVID-19 cases reported across Kazakhstan, total at 150 - Kazinform13 more COVID-19 cases reported across Kazakhstan, total at 150  Kazinform

Kazakhstan Launches New Website with Necessary Information on Coronavirus - Kazakh TVKazakhstan Launches New Website with Necessary Information on Coronavirus  Kazakh TV

Coronavirus cases rose to 36 in Kazakhstan - KazinformCoronavirus cases rose to 36 in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Kazakhstan to bar Iranians from entry over fears of coronavirus - Business TodayKazakhstan to bar Iranians from entry over fears of coronavirus  Business Today

Kazakhstan bans all public events due to coronavirus - New EuropeKazakhstan bans all public events due to coronavirus  New Europe

UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan cuts gas supplies to China by 20-25% - ReutersUPDATE 1-Kazakhstan cuts gas supplies to China by 20-25%  Reuters

Kazakhstan bars entry to South Korean nationals due to coronavirus - ReutersKazakhstan bars entry to South Korean nationals due to coronavirus  Reuters

More coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan - Trend News AgencyMore coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan Confirms 66 Coronavirus Cases - Kazakh TVKazakhstan Confirms 66 Coronavirus Cases  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan scrambles to reassure public after oil price fall - EurasianetKazakhstan scrambles to reassure public after oil price fall  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan reports first coronavirus death - KazinformKazakhstan reports first coronavirus death  Kazinform

Since April 1, Kazakhstan Temporarily Bans Import of Petrol From Russia - Energy Ministry - UrduPoint NewsSince April 1, Kazakhstan Temporarily Bans Import of Petrol From Russia - Energy Ministry  UrduPoint News

#Kazakhstan imports fresh #Coronavirus cases from #Russia and #Kyrgyzstan - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Kazakhstan imports fresh #Coronavirus cases from #Russia and #Kyrgyzstan - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Kazakh Nationals Stuck in India after Borders Close - Kazakh TVKazakh Nationals Stuck in India after Borders Close  Kazakh TV

Number of COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan rises to 35 - KazinformNumber of COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan rises to 35  Kazinform

Coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan rise to 13 - KazinformCoronavirus cases in Kazakhstan rise to 13  Kazinform

Kazakhstan registers 13 domestic coronavirus cases - KazinformKazakhstan registers 13 domestic coronavirus cases  Kazinform

Kazakhstan's biggest oil transporting company eyes buying locally-made equipment - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's biggest oil transporting company eyes buying locally-made equipment  Trend News Agency

Coronavirus negatively impacts Kazakhstan's economy - New EuropeCoronavirus negatively impacts Kazakhstan's economy  New Europe

Kazakhstan responds to Kyrgyzstan's claims to WTO - KazinformKazakhstan responds to Kyrgyzstan's claims to WTO  Kazinform

Swedish Court Rejects Kazakhstan's Second Challenge To Arbitral Award, Blocks Further Appeal - Yahoo FinanceSwedish Court Rejects Kazakhstan's Second Challenge To Arbitral Award, Blocks Further Appeal  Yahoo Finance

Kazakhstan adds Italy, France, Germany, Spain to travel ban list - ReutersKazakhstan adds Italy, France, Germany, Spain to travel ban list  Reuters

PreCheck Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreements for Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR Test in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan - Business WirePreCheck Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreements for Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR Test in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan  Business Wire

Kazakhstan's medical products manufacturer looking to export goods to Russia - KazinformKazakhstan's medical products manufacturer looking to export goods to Russia  Kazinform

S&P talks rating action on subsidiaries of Kazakhstan's KazMunayGas - Trend News AgencyS&P talks rating action on subsidiaries of Kazakhstan's KazMunayGas  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan Hikes Rates, Starts FX Sales to Support Its Currency - BloombergKazakhstan Hikes Rates, Starts FX Sales to Support Its Currency  Bloomberg

Kazakhstan suspends exports of food staples - ReutersKazakhstan suspends exports of food staples  Reuters

Chinese Scientists: Recovered Patients Can Spread Coronavirus | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVChinese Scientists: Recovered Patients Can Spread Coronavirus | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan has punished doctors, later revealed COVID-19 the patient, who eventually died - The Global Domains NewsKazakhstan has punished doctors, later revealed COVID-19 the patient, who eventually died  The Global Domains News

Dashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - March 23-29 - EurasianetDashboard: Coronavirus in Eurasia - March 23-29  Eurasianet

Measures Taken by Central Asian countries to Fight Coronavirus - Kazakh TVMeasures Taken by Central Asian countries to Fight Coronavirus  Kazakh TV

Uttar Pradesh: Maulvi booked for hiding Indonesian Muslims in a mosque in Bijnor, Muslims of other nationalities also found from other mosques - OpIndiaUttar Pradesh: Maulvi booked for hiding Indonesian Muslims in a mosque in Bijnor, Muslims of other nationalities also found from other mosques  OpIndia

Central Asian Countries Take Action to Fight COVID-19 Spread - Kazakh TVCentral Asian Countries Take Action to Fight COVID-19 Spread  Kazakh TV

Coronavirus in Kazakhstan under control, President - KazinformCoronavirus in Kazakhstan under control, President  Kazinform

Russia remains a reliable partner of Kazakhstan in all areas of activities, Nursultan Nazarbayev - KazinformRussia remains a reliable partner of Kazakhstan in all areas of activities, Nursultan Nazarbayev  Kazinform

Air Astana seeks to insulate Kazakhstan from coronavirus - Breaking Travel NewsAir Astana seeks to insulate Kazakhstan from coronavirus  Breaking Travel News

EIA decreases previously forecast oil extraction volume in Kazakhstan for 2020 - AzerNewsEIA decreases previously forecast oil extraction volume in Kazakhstan for 2020  AzerNews

Two patients recovered from coronavirus in Kazakhstan - KazinformTwo patients recovered from coronavirus in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Unknown Charms of Republic of Kazakhstan - Kyodo News PlusUnknown Charms of Republic of Kazakhstan  Kyodo News Plus