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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Kazakhstan's coronavirus cases rise by 1109 to 49683 - Anadolu Agency
  1. Kazakhstan's coronavirus cases rise by 1109 to 49683  Anadolu Agency
  2. EIAS congratulates the 'architect' of modern #Kazakhstan - EU Reporter  EU Reporter
  3. Kazakhstan: Nur-Sultan revelry sparks ire as coronavirus crisis escalates  Eurasianet
  4. Kazakhstan Celebrates National Dombra Day With Music and Social Distancing  Astana Times
  5. UNA participates in Kazakhstan Embassy symposium on Nursultan Nazarbayev's political career  Kazinform
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Nur-Sultan's financial hub to be at heart of Kazakhstan's recovery and greening - EURACTIVNur-Sultan's financial hub to be at heart of Kazakhstan's recovery and greening  EURACTIV

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise - The DiplomatKazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan: recovery and renewal – EURACTIV.com - EURACTIVKazakhstan: recovery and renewal – EURACTIV.com  EURACTIV

COVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan approach 50,000 | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV - Kazakh TVCOVID-19 cases in Kazakhstan approach 50,000 | Kazakhstan News: Latest news on Kazakh TV  Kazakh TV

Focus on #Kazakhstan - Tokayev's progressive new administration draws much praise from European leaders - EU Reporter - EU ReporterFocus on #Kazakhstan - Tokayev's progressive new administration draws much praise from European leaders - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

World Bank Approves $500 million Loan to Kazakhstan to Develop Farming - Astana TimesWorld Bank Approves $500 million Loan to Kazakhstan to Develop Farming  Astana Times

Kazakhstan imposes lockdown-lite to stem coronavirus surge - EurasianetKazakhstan imposes lockdown-lite to stem coronavirus surge  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan imposes 'second wave' of restrictions as coronavirus surges - Medical XpressKazakhstan imposes 'second wave' of restrictions as coronavirus surges  Medical Xpress

Global Eco Watch: Kazakhstan's smallest saiga population records mass calving - Down To Earth MagazineGlobal Eco Watch: Kazakhstan's smallest saiga population records mass calving  Down To Earth Magazine

About 2000 Uzbek citizens stuck on the border with Kazakhstan - New EuropeAbout 2000 Uzbek citizens stuck on the border with Kazakhstan  New Europe

Kazakhstan holds the secret for Greater Eurasia - Asia TimesKazakhstan holds the secret for Greater Eurasia  Asia Times

#Kazakhstan foreign minister addresses high-level #BeltAndRoad meeting - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Kazakhstan foreign minister addresses high-level #BeltAndRoad meeting - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Kazakhstan to Reintroduce Two Week Lockdown to Deal With COVID-19 Spike - Astana TimesKazakhstan to Reintroduce Two Week Lockdown to Deal With COVID-19 Spike  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's Eurasian illusions - Open DemocracyKazakhstan's Eurasian illusions  Open Democracy

How not to do Covid: Kazakhstan first country in the world to fully return to lockdown - Telegraph.co.ukHow not to do Covid: Kazakhstan first country in the world to fully return to lockdown  Telegraph.co.uk

Baby seal is pelted with rocks by beachgoers after the curious animal approached them in Kazakhstan - Daily MailBaby seal is pelted with rocks by beachgoers after the curious animal approached them in Kazakhstan  Daily Mail

Tajikistan to evacuate its residents from Kazakhstan amid COVID-19 pandemic - Trend News AgencyTajikistan to evacuate its residents from Kazakhstan amid COVID-19 pandemic  Trend News Agency

Brazilian striker Vagner Love arrives in Kazakhstan to join leaders Kairat - Times of IndiaBrazilian striker Vagner Love arrives in Kazakhstan to join leaders Kairat  Times of India

Kazakhstan launches mobile app to fight illicit alcohol - SecuringIndustry.comKazakhstan launches mobile app to fight illicit alcohol  SecuringIndustry.com

Kazakhstan introduces online monitoring system of medical institutions - Kazakh TVKazakhstan introduces online monitoring system of medical institutions  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan confirms 1,403 new coronavirus cases - KazinformKazakhstan confirms 1,403 new coronavirus cases  Kazinform

76 die from coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan for a week - AKIpress76 die from coronavirus infection in Kazakhstan for a week  AKIpress

Kazakhstan: Activists Jailed in Criminal Probes - Human Rights WatchKazakhstan: Activists Jailed in Criminal Probes  Human Rights Watch

AIIB approves 661.8-mln-euro loan to support Kazakhstan's pandemic response - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAIIB approves 661.8-mln-euro loan to support Kazakhstan's pandemic response - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Kazakhstan: Political activist sentenced to “restricted freedom” for criticizing government's COVID-19 response - Amnesty InternationalKazakhstan: Political activist sentenced to “restricted freedom” for criticizing government's COVID-19 response  Amnesty International

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev: The destiny of the #Kazakhstan people is on the scales of history - EU Reporter - EU ReporterKassym-Jomart Tokayev: The destiny of the #Kazakhstan people is on the scales of history - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Call for bids in Kazakhstan: respond to the COVID-19 challenges - GOV.UKCall for bids in Kazakhstan: respond to the COVID-19 challenges  GOV.UK

Kazakhstan Begins Preparing For Second Lockdown After COVID-19 Surge Over Summer - Astana TimesKazakhstan Begins Preparing For Second Lockdown After COVID-19 Surge Over Summer  Astana Times

Kazakhstan and China should develop cooperation in healthcare and tourism, Chinese ambassador says - Kazakh TVKazakhstan and China should develop cooperation in healthcare and tourism, Chinese ambassador says  Kazakh TV

Kazakhstan to re-enter COVID-19 lockdown as cases rise 2nd time | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahKazakhstan to re-enter COVID-19 lockdown as cases rise 2nd time | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

COVID-19 Cases Imported from Kazakhstan Surge in S. Korea - KBS WORLD Radio NewsCOVID-19 Cases Imported from Kazakhstan Surge in S. Korea  KBS WORLD Radio News

Courts in Kazakhstan Return Assets to Criminal Group - The DiplomatCourts in Kazakhstan Return Assets to Criminal Group  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan's first president tests positive for COVID-19 - Anadolu AgencyKazakhstan's first president tests positive for COVID-19  Anadolu Agency

Kazakhstan Cuts June Oil Output Beyond OPEC+ Requirements - Caspian NewsKazakhstan Cuts June Oil Output Beyond OPEC+ Requirements  Caspian News

Disproving the discourse of danger: Kazakhstan at thirty - Atlantic CouncilDisproving the discourse of danger: Kazakhstan at thirty  Atlantic Council

Kazakhstan's export to Singapore shrinks - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's export to Singapore shrinks  Trend News Agency

Students from Kazakhstan crossed borders virtually and presented the country to peers - MicrosoftStudents from Kazakhstan crossed borders virtually and presented the country to peers  Microsoft

Protests in Kazakhstan Disrupted With Arrests – The Diplomat - The DiplomatProtests in Kazakhstan Disrupted With Arrests – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Moscow doctors travel to Kazakhstan to provide assistance in the fight against COVID-19 - TASSMoscow doctors travel to Kazakhstan to provide assistance in the fight against COVID-19  TASS

Kazakhstan's 'unique' leadership transition marks its first anniversary - EURACTIVKazakhstan's 'unique' leadership transition marks its first anniversary  EURACTIV

Nazarbayev in Perspective. The Presidency - Nazarbayev Begins Constructing His Legacy and Kazakhstan Reborn - Astana TimesNazarbayev in Perspective. The Presidency - Nazarbayev Begins Constructing His Legacy and Kazakhstan Reborn  Astana Times

Russian Copper Company to start underground mine operation in Kazakhstan - Trend News AgencyRussian Copper Company to start underground mine operation in Kazakhstan  Trend News Agency

Deadline Extended: English Language for Professional Journalists in Kazakhstan - US Embassy and Consulate in KazakhstanDeadline Extended: English Language for Professional Journalists in Kazakhstan  US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan pax up 31 times in May-2020, compared to Apr-2020 - CAPA - Centre for AviationKazakhstan pax up 31 times in May-2020, compared to Apr-2020  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Tokayev highlights Kazakhstan's territorial integrity - New EuropeTokayev highlights Kazakhstan's territorial integrity  New Europe

Kazakhstan Dedicated to Forging Productive Bilateral Relationship With Afghanistan - Astana TimesKazakhstan Dedicated to Forging Productive Bilateral Relationship With Afghanistan  Astana Times

Kazakhstan changes methodology, lowers COVID count - EurasianetKazakhstan changes methodology, lowers COVID count  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan's KMG to hold geological exploration in co-op with BP - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's KMG to hold geological exploration in co-op with BP  Trend News Agency

Economic Recovery Forecast For Kazakhstan and Russia Remains Positive - Astana TimesEconomic Recovery Forecast For Kazakhstan and Russia Remains Positive  Astana Times

Kazakhstan ramps up block reward mining venture as central bank preps CBDC - CoinGeekKazakhstan ramps up block reward mining venture as central bank preps CBDC  CoinGeek

Kazakhstan introduces moratorium on state agencies buying cars, new furniture - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan introduces moratorium on state agencies buying cars, new furniture  Trend News Agency

Focus on Kazakhstan: Economists and Analysts Impressed By Tokayev's Pro-Business Policy - Astana TimesFocus on Kazakhstan: Economists and Analysts Impressed By Tokayev's Pro-Business Policy  Astana Times

Kazakhstan establishes awards to celebrate table tennis players - KazinformKazakhstan establishes awards to celebrate table tennis players  Kazinform

New housing prices up in Kazakhstan year-on-year - Trend News AgencyNew housing prices up in Kazakhstan year-on-year  Trend News Agency

Tokayev: the development and prosperity of Kazakhstan is in our hands - Astana TimesTokayev: the development and prosperity of Kazakhstan is in our hands  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's entrepreneurship dev't fund, UNDP to promote RES projects in country - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan's entrepreneurship dev't fund, UNDP to promote RES projects in country  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan's Digitization Program Brings Additional $2 billion Into the Economy - Astana TimesKazakhstan's Digitization Program Brings Additional $2 billion Into the Economy  Astana Times

WB-backed livestock dev't program conducive to expansion of Kazakhstan's beef export - Trend News AgencyWB-backed livestock dev't program conducive to expansion of Kazakhstan's beef export  Trend News Agency

Kazakhstan Celebrates Its Diplomatic Service's Professional Holiday - Astana TimesKazakhstan Celebrates Its Diplomatic Service's Professional Holiday  Astana Times

Kazakhstan says it cut oil output beyond OPEC+ requirements in June - ReutersKazakhstan says it cut oil output beyond OPEC+ requirements in June  Reuters

Kazakhstan to Lock Down Two More Cities | World News | US News - U.S. News & World ReportKazakhstan to Lock Down Two More Cities | World News | US News  U.S. News & World Report

Kazakhstan adds 76 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing death toll to 264 - MENAFN.COMKazakhstan adds 76 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing death toll to 264  MENAFN.COM

Russia, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation, Tokayev's visit - New EuropeRussia, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation, Tokayev's visit  New Europe

Kazakhstan's Tokayev defends government's actions in dealing with Covid-19 - New EuropeKazakhstan's Tokayev defends government's actions in dealing with Covid-19  New Europe

Kazakhstan grapples uneasily with its second coronavirus wave - EurasianetKazakhstan grapples uneasily with its second coronavirus wave  Eurasianet

New online resource for mental health services for key populations in Kazakhstan - UNAIDSNew online resource for mental health services for key populations in Kazakhstan  UNAIDS

Kazakhstan's Ex-President Is Asymptomatic After Positive Coronavirus Test, Report Says - The New York TimesKazakhstan's Ex-President Is Asymptomatic After Positive Coronavirus Test, Report Says  The New York Times

Kazakhstan to Lock Down City at Weekend as COVID-19 Cases Jump - The New York TimesKazakhstan to Lock Down City at Weekend as COVID-19 Cases Jump  The New York Times

GAR Article: Hourani brothers settle with Kazakhstan - GARGAR Article: Hourani brothers settle with Kazakhstan  GAR

Kazakhstan Considers Resuming International Flights, Opening Borders - Astana TimesKazakhstan Considers Resuming International Flights, Opening Borders  Astana Times

Kazakhstan gardeners to increase yields with Dutch technologies - Times of Central AsiaKazakhstan gardeners to increase yields with Dutch technologies  Times of Central Asia

EU and OECD Pledge Support to Kazakhstan's Efforts to Revive Economic Growth - Astana TimesEU and OECD Pledge Support to Kazakhstan's Efforts to Revive Economic Growth  Astana Times

Tokayev Plans to Rely Heavily On AIFC Role in Kazakhstan's Economic Recovery - Astana TimesTokayev Plans to Rely Heavily On AIFC Role in Kazakhstan's Economic Recovery  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Prepares to Resume International Flights By June 20 - Astana TimesKazakhstan Prepares to Resume International Flights By June 20  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Seeks Foreign Investors to Develop Agro Industrial Complex - Astana TimesKazakhstan Seeks Foreign Investors to Develop Agro Industrial Complex  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's New Political Reforms Encourage Pluralism, Civic Engagement Among Citizenry - Astana TimesKazakhstan's New Political Reforms Encourage Pluralism, Civic Engagement Among Citizenry  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Ready to Break Ground with New Green Economy Projects - Astana TimesKazakhstan Ready to Break Ground with New Green Economy Projects  Astana Times

#Kazakhstan President Tokayev's first year in office a success says EU - EU Reporter - EU Reporter#Kazakhstan President Tokayev's first year in office a success says EU - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Kazakhstan to Renovate Tourism Infrastructure Around Balkhash Lake - Astana TimesKazakhstan to Renovate Tourism Infrastructure Around Balkhash Lake  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev contracts COVID-19 - ReutersKazakhstan's Nazarbayev contracts COVID-19  Reuters

Kazakhstan Toughens Lockdown Restrictions Over Weekend to Combat Resurgent Coronavirus Wave - Astana TimesKazakhstan Toughens Lockdown Restrictions Over Weekend to Combat Resurgent Coronavirus Wave  Astana Times

Thoughts on President Tokayev's First Anniversary as President of Kazakhstan - EURACTIVThoughts on President Tokayev's First Anniversary as President of Kazakhstan  EURACTIV

Nazarbayev in Perspective. Early Days - The Beginning of Nazarbayev's Journey and the Birth of Kazakhstan - Astana TimesNazarbayev in Perspective. Early Days - The Beginning of Nazarbayev's Journey and the Birth of Kazakhstan  Astana Times

Kazakhstan may re-introduce anti-COVID quarantine - Trend News AgencyKazakhstan may re-introduce anti-COVID quarantine  Trend News Agency

Lithuanian business increasingly interested in investing in Kazakhstan - Trend News AgencyLithuanian business increasingly interested in investing in Kazakhstan  Trend News Agency

In a post-Covid world, Kazakhstan will be a key node in the road to recovery - Seatrade Maritime NewsIn a post-Covid world, Kazakhstan will be a key node in the road to recovery  Seatrade Maritime News

Kazakhstan to renew flights to Asian countries, Georgia - ReutersKazakhstan to renew flights to Asian countries, Georgia  Reuters

Kazakhstan locks down two towns over coronavirus - ReutersKazakhstan locks down two towns over coronavirus  Reuters

Kazakhstan Plans to Ramp Up Investment Into Economy, Build High Value Industry - Astana TimesKazakhstan Plans to Ramp Up Investment Into Economy, Build High Value Industry  Astana Times

Kazakhstan Plans to Attract $738 Million of Cryptocurrency Investment in Next Three Years - Astana TimesKazakhstan Plans to Attract $738 Million of Cryptocurrency Investment in Next Three Years  Astana Times

Kazakhstan tightens restrictions in biggest city on fears of coronavirus second wave - ReutersKazakhstan tightens restrictions in biggest city on fears of coronavirus second wave  Reuters

Economic Cooldown Hits Kazakhstan, GDP Declines by 1.7 Percent Since January, According to Kazakh PM - Astana TimesEconomic Cooldown Hits Kazakhstan, GDP Declines by 1.7 Percent Since January, According to Kazakh PM  Astana Times

Soccer: Ten Kaisar players test positive ahead of Kazakhstan season resumption - WHTC NewsSoccer: Ten Kaisar players test positive ahead of Kazakhstan season resumption  WHTC News

World Bank financing to help Kazakhstan unleash full potential of its livestock industry - KazinformWorld Bank financing to help Kazakhstan unleash full potential of its livestock industry  Kazinform

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

Container cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and Turkey via Azerbaijan ramps up greatly - Trend News AgencyContainer cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and Turkey via Azerbaijan ramps up greatly  Trend News Agency

239 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kazakhstan - Kazinform239 new coronavirus cases recorded in Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Current pandemic speeds up digital transformation in Kazakhstan - Kazakh TVCurrent pandemic speeds up digital transformation in Kazakhstan  Kazakh TV

Taj Mahal and Louvre open again after quarantine - Kazakh TVTaj Mahal and Louvre open again after quarantine  Kazakh TV