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 Surprising Logic In Cutting Uranium Production - Seeking Alpha

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Kazakhstan's Surprising Logic In Cutting Uranium Production
Seeking Alpha
Kazakhstan's move to cut uranium production is widely seen as an attempt to lift prices ahead of privatization. There is reason to believe that it is rather an uncommon decision to preserve a resource, keeping in mind the probability of it being more ...



Kazakhstan, Latvia mark anniversary of diplomatic relations - http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)

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Kazakhstan, Latvia mark anniversary of diplomatic relations
http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)
ASTANA. KAZINFORM On December 10, 2017, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Latvia mark an important anniversary date - 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, MFA press service reports. Kazakh-Latvian relations ...



Astana remember Scarponi during team presentation in Kazakhstan - Cyclingnews.com

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Astana remember Scarponi during team presentation in Kazakhstan
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Astana roster for 2018: Pello Bilbao (Spain), Zhandos Bizhigitov (Kazakhstan), Dario Cataldo (Italy), Sergei Chernetckii (Russia), Magnus Cort Nielsen (Denmark), Laurens De Vreese (Belgium), Daniil Fominykh (Kazakhstan), Omar Fraile (Spain), Jakob ...



Fiscal Consolidation is Vital for Kazakhstan's Adjustment to the New Normal - Modern Diplomacy

Fiscal Consolidation is Vital for Kazakhstan's Adjustment to the New Normal
Modern Diplomacy
“Fiscal consolidation efforts to be undertaken over the medium-term would provide an opportunity to review the Kazakhstan's fiscal policy framework and the work of institutions with the goal of strengthening their coherence, credibility, and ...



Fuel prices fall on US output gains, Kazakhstan woes - Taipei Times

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Fuel prices fall on US output gains, Kazakhstan woes
Taipei Times
Domestic fuel prices are to fall this week due to Kazakhstan's concern over the effects of an extension of a global output cut and a continued increase in US oil production, state-run refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, ????) said yesterday. Kazakh ...



Today marks the 20th anniversary of capital's move to Astana - http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)

http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)

Today marks the 20th anniversary of capital's move to Astana
http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release)
ASTANA. KAZINFORM Exactly 20 years ago, on December 10, 1997, then the city of Akmola has officially been declared Kazakhstan's new capital. The historic decision to move the capital from Almaty to Akmola was made by the Supreme Council of the Republic ...



What Does Kazakhstan's New Military Doctrine Reveal About Relations With Russia? - LobeLog

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What Does Kazakhstan's New Military Doctrine Reveal About Relations With Russia?
LobeLog
Without much ado, Kazakhstan adopted a new military doctrine in September, replacing a 2011 document that had become dated. The new document states that Kazakhstan does not have enemies. Yet, Astana seems alarmed enough by Russia's aggressive actions ...

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Uranium stocks soar after Kazakhstan announces output cut - BNN

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Uranium stocks soar after Kazakhstan announces output cut
BNN
Kazakhstan's state-owned uranium company is slashing production 20 per cent for the next three years in a bid to put a floor beneath prices. Kazatomprom will commence the cut starting in January, which will result in about 11,000 fewer tonnes hitting ...
Kazakhstan to cut uranium productionWorld Nuclear News
Uranium producers surge after Kazakhstan's output cutReuters
Kazakhstan puts a rocket under uranium marketsThe Australian Financial Review
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Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan to lay optical cable through bottom of Caspian Sea - Trend News Agency

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan to lay optical cable through bottom of Caspian Sea
Trend News Agency
Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan will conduct bilateral negotiations on laying an optical cable through the bottom of the Caspian Sea in 2018 to rapidly implement the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) project, a source in the Azerbaijani ...



What Does Kazakhstan's New Military Doctrine Reveal About ... - EurasiaNet

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What Does Kazakhstan's New Military Doctrine Reveal About ...
EurasiaNet
Kazakhstani forces practice tactical drills on December 7, 2017. The country recently unveiled a new military doctrine that some experts say responds to Moscow's hybrid warfare tactics. Without much ado, Kazakhstan adopted a new military doctrine in ...
Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan Dispute on Track for Resolution, but Risks RemainThe Jamestown Foundation

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