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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Fitch Affirms Kazakhstan Utility Systems at 'B+'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Kazakhstan Utility Systems at 'B+'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

WHO/Europe launches caregiver skills training in Kazakhstan to support children with neurodevelopmental delays - WHO/EuropeWHO/Europe launches caregiver skills training in Kazakhstan to support children with neurodevelopmental delays  WHO/Europe

OPEC+ allows non-blocs Russia, Kazakhstan to raise output in April - Business StandardOPEC+ allows non-blocs Russia, Kazakhstan to raise output in April  Business Standard

Japarov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev - The DiplomatJaparov Makes State Visit to Kazakhstan, Meets With Tokayev and Nazarbayev  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan reports 832 new daily coronavirus cases - AKIpressKazakhstan reports 832 new daily coronavirus cases  AKIpress

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects in Tashkent - AKIpressPrime Minister of Uzbekistan, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects in Tashkent  AKIpress

Kazakhstan: Exporters lose money to China anti-coronavirus regime - EurasianetKazakhstan: Exporters lose money to China anti-coronavirus regime  Eurasianet

AIX And Renaissance Capital Held An Annual 'Kazakhstan In Focus Day' For Global Investors - Exchange News DirectAIX And Renaissance Capital Held An Annual 'Kazakhstan In Focus Day' For Global Investors  Exchange News Direct

Lufthansa to Resume Flights to Kazakhstan After Almost Year Long Suspension - Astana TimesLufthansa to Resume Flights to Kazakhstan After Almost Year Long Suspension  Astana Times

Dozens detained at Kazakhstan political prisoner protest - Al Jazeera EnglishDozens detained at Kazakhstan political prisoner protest  Al Jazeera English

Honorary consulate of Kazakhstan opened - The HinduHonorary consulate of Kazakhstan opened  The Hindu

Kazakhstan Improves Food Security with Investments and Import Substitution Policies - Astana TimesKazakhstan Improves Food Security with Investments and Import Substitution Policies  Astana Times

UNDP in Kazakhstan joins global network of innovative accelerator labs - bne IntelliNewsUNDP in Kazakhstan joins global network of innovative accelerator labs  bne IntelliNews

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan - The DiplomatAfter Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan  The Diplomat

Turkish institute to gift plane tickets in Kazakhstan - Anadolu AgencyTurkish institute to gift plane tickets in Kazakhstan  Anadolu Agency

Kazakhstan is looking for $9.5 billion in agricultural investments by 2025 - FreshPlaza.comKazakhstan is looking for $9.5 billion in agricultural investments by 2025  FreshPlaza.com

Turkey, Kazakhstan commemorate 29th anniversary of ties | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahTurkey, Kazakhstan commemorate 29th anniversary of ties | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

45-foot-tall ‘ice volcano’ in Kazakhstan stuns people. Here’s how it formed - Hindustan Times45-foot-tall ‘ice volcano’ in Kazakhstan stuns people. Here’s how it formed  Hindustan Times

Fitch Affirms Kazakhstan at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Kazakhstan at 'BBB'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Chilling out: Locals flock to Kazakhstan's glaciers during pandemic - Moneycontrol.comChilling out: Locals flock to Kazakhstan's glaciers during pandemic  Moneycontrol.com

Fitch Affirms Bank of China Kazakhstan at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Bank of China Kazakhstan at 'BBB+'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Kazakhstan Supports Interethnic Accord Since Independence - Astana TimesKazakhstan Supports Interethnic Accord Since Independence  Astana Times

Fitch Affirms Kazakhstan-Ziraat International Bank at 'B+'/Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Kazakhstan-Ziraat International Bank at 'B+'/Negative  Fitch Ratings

Kazakhstan tests Turkey-made combat vehicle, weapon system | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahKazakhstan tests Turkey-made combat vehicle, weapon system | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Central Asia’s biggest state Kazakhstan assures to protect freedom of expression - Economic TimesCentral Asia’s biggest state Kazakhstan assures to protect freedom of expression  Economic Times

Prajnesh moves up; Ramkumar loses in Kazakhstan - United News of IndiaPrajnesh moves up; Ramkumar loses in Kazakhstan  United News of India

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan to bolster strategic partnership - Anadolu AgencyKazakhstan, Uzbekistan to bolster strategic partnership  Anadolu Agency

Oil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan – The Diplomat - The DiplomatOil Company OMV Petrom Leaves Kazakhstan – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Kazakhstan Marks 29 years of Membership in United Nations - Astana TimesKazakhstan Marks 29 years of Membership in United Nations  Astana Times

#WeatherTrends: Massive, Unusual Ice Volcano in Kazakhstan Stuns Weather Enthusiasts | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com - The Weather Channel#WeatherTrends: Massive, Unusual Ice Volcano in Kazakhstan Stuns Weather Enthusiasts | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com  The Weather Channel

Changes of thinking about wearing masks in Kazakhstan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic - The BMJChanges of thinking about wearing masks in Kazakhstan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic  The BMJ

Fitch Affirms Home Credit (Kazakhstan) at 'B+'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms Home Credit (Kazakhstan) at 'B+'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Kazakhstan explore means to strengthen strategic partnership - Salaam GatewayAbu Dhabi Fund for Development and Kazakhstan explore means to strengthen strategic partnership  Salaam Gateway

Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov Visits Kazakhstan, Meets With President Tokayev - Astana TimesKyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov Visits Kazakhstan, Meets With President Tokayev  Astana Times

Quake info: Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 64 km east of Esik, Enbekshikazakh District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 7:14 am (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 64 km east of Esik, Enbekshikazakh District, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 7:14 am (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery

OPEC + agreement positively impacts Kazakhstan's oil-gas industry - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideOPEC + agreement positively impacts Kazakhstan's oil-gas industry  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China-Kazakhstan Relations: Setting a Standard for Central Asian States - Future Directions InternationalChina-Kazakhstan Relations: Setting a Standard for Central Asian States  Future Directions International

Kazakhstan to compete at FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2021 - FIBAKazakhstan to compete at FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2021  FIBA

Actualities - Kazakhstan NOC - Around the RingsActualities - Kazakhstan NOC  Around the Rings

Kazakhstan takes 39th place in 2020 Ranking of Economic Freedom - EU ReporterKazakhstan takes 39th place in 2020 Ranking of Economic Freedom  EU Reporter

Kazakhstan: Government allowing shady banking minnows to wither - EurasianetKazakhstan: Government allowing shady banking minnows to wither  Eurasianet

Kazakhstan: New large oil field discovered in Caspian region - EurasianetKazakhstan: New large oil field discovered in Caspian region  Eurasianet

Jysan Weighs Acquisition of Kcell to Bolster Kazakh Lending - BloombergJysan Weighs Acquisition of Kcell to Bolster Kazakh Lending  Bloomberg

Two More Kazakh Activists Sentenced For Links To Banned Political Groups - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyTwo More Kazakh Activists Sentenced For Links To Banned Political Groups  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Stunning 45-feet ‘ice volcano’ builds up in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region, thousands flock to see the anomaly - Times NowStunning 45-feet ‘ice volcano’ builds up in Kazakhstan’s Almaty region, thousands flock to see the anomaly  Times Now

Kazakhstan documents more than 213,400 coronavirus cases overall - TASSKazakhstan documents more than 213,400 coronavirus cases overall  TASS

Prajnesh loses in Kazakhstan Challenger semifinals - SportstarPrajnesh loses in Kazakhstan Challenger semifinals  Sportstar

Kazakhstan Seeks to Attract $9.5 Billion in Agriculture Investment By 2025 - Astana TimesKazakhstan Seeks to Attract $9.5 Billion in Agriculture Investment By 2025  Astana Times

Kazakhstan's shift to Latin alphabet to boost relations - Anadolu AgencyKazakhstan's shift to Latin alphabet to boost relations  Anadolu Agency

Human rights breaches in Uganda, Rwanda and Kazakhstan | News | European Parliament - EU NewsHuman rights breaches in Uganda, Rwanda and Kazakhstan | News | European Parliament  EU News

Kazakhstan Reaches 39th Place on Economic Freedom Index on 30 Year Independence Anniversary - Astana TimesKazakhstan Reaches 39th Place on Economic Freedom Index on 30 Year Independence Anniversary  Astana Times

President Tokayev Addresses Economic Cooperation Organisation's 14th Summit - Astana TimesPresident Tokayev Addresses Economic Cooperation Organisation's 14th Summit  Astana Times

Spokesperson names results of Japarov's state visit to Kazakhstan - AKIpressSpokesperson names results of Japarov's state visit to Kazakhstan  AKIpress

The United States Donates Third Batch of COVID-19 Equipment and Supplies to Laboratories in Kazakhstan | US Embassy & Consulate in Kazakhstan - US Embassy and Consulate in KazakhstanThe United States Donates Third Batch of COVID-19 Equipment and Supplies to Laboratories in Kazakhstan | US Embassy & Consulate in Kazakhstan  US Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: IFRC and Red Crescent launch bot to counter COVID misinformation - Kazakhstan - ReliefWebKazakhstan: IFRC and Red Crescent launch bot to counter COVID misinformation - Kazakhstan  ReliefWeb

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 69 km south of Aqsu, Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, 2 Mar 2021 1:36 pm (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 69 km south of Aqsu, Pavlodar Region, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday, 2 Mar 2021 1:36 pm (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Spectacular 45-foot-tall 'ice volcano' appears in Kazakhstan - Livescience.comSpectacular 45-foot-tall 'ice volcano' appears in Kazakhstan  Livescience.com

Air Liquide Increases Its Presence in Kazakhstan With a Significant Acquisition and Long-term Contract - Business WireAir Liquide Increases Its Presence in Kazakhstan With a Significant Acquisition and Long-term Contract  Business Wire

Team 'Gaalipata 2' sends in postcards from Kazakhstan - Times of IndiaTeam 'Gaalipata 2' sends in postcards from Kazakhstan  Times of India

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 51 km east of Kishkenekol', North Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 2:33 pm (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - 51 km east of Kishkenekol', North Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 2:33 pm (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Kazakhstan: Changes to anti-bribery legislation - GlobalComplianceNewsKazakhstan: Changes to anti-bribery legislation  GlobalComplianceNews

Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to convene in Kazakhstan in May - Belarus News (BelTA)Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to convene in Kazakhstan in May  Belarus News (BelTA)

Majlis Podcast: Despite Promises, Are Rights Abuses In Kazakhstan Getting Worse? - Radio Free Europe / Radio LibertyMajlis Podcast: Despite Promises, Are Rights Abuses In Kazakhstan Getting Worse?  Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

Fitch Affirms MRENC at 'B+'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms MRENC at 'B+'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

COVID-19: 6 regions of Kazakhstan in ‘yellow zone’ - KazinformCOVID-19: 6 regions of Kazakhstan in ‘yellow zone’  Kazinform

Storm alert in place in 7 regions of Kazakhstan - KazinformStorm alert in place in 7 regions of Kazakhstan  Kazinform

Creation of Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan Business Council under discussion - MENAFN.COMCreation of Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan Business Council under discussion  MENAFN.COM

Istanbul to mark 1st overseas flight from Turkistan city's new airport | Daily Sabah - Daily SabahIstanbul to mark 1st overseas flight from Turkistan city's new airport | Daily Sabah  Daily Sabah

Turkey, Kazakhstan to boost defense industry cooperation - Anadolu AgencyTurkey, Kazakhstan to boost defense industry cooperation  Anadolu Agency

Kazakhstan tests modern Turkish weapons - Anadolu AgencyKazakhstan tests modern Turkish weapons  Anadolu Agency

Kazakhstan’s ice volcano–a wonder of wonders - HappytripsKazakhstan’s ice volcano–a wonder of wonders  Happytrips

Kazakhstan to construct 5 new petrochemical plants by 2025 - KazinformKazakhstan to construct 5 new petrochemical plants by 2025  Kazinform

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan ink agreement to step up cooperation in healthcare - KazinformKazakhstan, Uzbekistan ink agreement to step up cooperation in healthcare  Kazinform

Shooting: India Men's Skeet Team Beats Kazakhstan to Win Bronze in ISSF World Cup in Egypt - India.comShooting: India Men's Skeet Team Beats Kazakhstan to Win Bronze in ISSF World Cup in Egypt  India.com

3 regions of Kazakhstan close roads down as weather conditions deteriorate - Kazinform3 regions of Kazakhstan close roads down as weather conditions deteriorate  Kazinform

Battlefield 6 Kazakhstan location seemingly teased via GPS coordinates - GamesradarBattlefield 6 Kazakhstan location seemingly teased via GPS coordinates  Gamesradar

?enter for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR): Update information ? 185 about the spread of COVID-19 in Central Asia as of 11:00 of March 03, 2021 [EN/RU] - Kazakhstan - ReliefWeb?enter for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR): Update information ? 185 about the spread of COVID-19 in Central Asia as of 11:00 of March 03, 2021 [EN/RU] - Kazakhstan  ReliefWeb

Kazakhstan is Implementing Measures to Enhance the Government's Engagement with Civil Society - International Policy DigestKazakhstan is Implementing Measures to Enhance the Government's Engagement with Civil Society  International Policy Digest

Boxing: Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik, Pooja Rani among nine Indians in final of Boxam International - Scroll.inBoxing: Vikas Krishan, Manish Kaushik, Pooja Rani among nine Indians in final of Boxam International  Scroll.in

9.84mln people provided with gas in Kazakhstan in 2020 - Kazinform9.84mln people provided with gas in Kazakhstan in 2020  Kazinform

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Xinjiang, 91 km southeast of Sarkand, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 7:32 pm (GMT +8) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - Xinjiang, 91 km southeast of Sarkand, Almaty Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, 4 Mar 2021 7:32 pm (GMT +8)  VolcanoDiscovery

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 63 km northwest of Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 2:28 pm (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 63 km northwest of Ust-Kamenogorsk, East Kazakhstan, on Wednesday, 3 Mar 2021 2:28 pm (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Kazakhstan Designates March as Kazakh Traditions and Culture Celebration Month - Astana TimesKazakhstan Designates March as Kazakh Traditions and Culture Celebration Month  Astana Times

Dozens detained in Kazakhstan at opposition rallies - AKIpressDozens detained in Kazakhstan at opposition rallies  AKIpress

Flock of Flamingos Wade in Kazakhstan Lake - Yahoo NewsFlock of Flamingos Wade in Kazakhstan Lake  Yahoo News

Air Liquide invests €86 million to acquire H2 and N2 production units in Kazakhstan - ChemEngOnlineAir Liquide invests €86 million to acquire H2 and N2 production units in Kazakhstan  ChemEngOnline

Palestine vs Kazakhstan rematch highlights upcoming action in Group F - FIBAPalestine vs Kazakhstan rematch highlights upcoming action in Group F  FIBA

Russian space station cargo freighter moved to launch pad in Kazakhstan – Spaceflight Now - Spaceflight NowRussian space station cargo freighter moved to launch pad in Kazakhstan – Spaceflight Now  Spaceflight Now

Fitch Affirms KEGOC at 'BBB-', Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms KEGOC at 'BBB-', Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

FlyArystan Launches International Service from Turkistan to Istanbul - AviationPros.comFlyArystan Launches International Service from Turkistan to Istanbul  AviationPros.com

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 daily case count stands at 857 - KazinformKazakhstan’s COVID-19 daily case count stands at 857  Kazinform

Quake info: Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 1 km east of Kokshetau, Aqmola Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 1 km east of Kokshetau, Aqmola Oblysy, Kazakhstan, on Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 1:08 pm (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery

Kazakhstan to set up 17 women’s entrepreneurship development centers this year - KazinformKazakhstan to set up 17 women’s entrepreneurship development centers this year  Kazinform

UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan's Kaspi.kz reports 33.6% jump in 2020 net income - ReutersUPDATE 1-Kazakhstan's Kaspi.kz reports 33.6% jump in 2020 net income  Reuters

Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Medals for Sarita Mor, Kuldeep Malik - Olympic ChannelMatteo Pellicone wrestling: Medals for Sarita Mor, Kuldeep Malik  Olympic Channel

Kazakhstan to build new gas plant at Kashagan this year - KazinformKazakhstan to build new gas plant at Kashagan this year  Kazinform

Kazakhstan approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use - govt - NasdaqKazakhstan approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use - govt  Nasdaq

2,108 air passengers return to Kazakhstan with PCR tests - Kazinform2,108 air passengers return to Kazakhstan with PCR tests  Kazinform

Rain and snow to batter Kazakhstan’s south and east Fri - KazinformRain and snow to batter Kazakhstan’s south and east Fri  Kazinform

Quake info: Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 49 km northwest of Karakol, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 7:13 am (GMT +6) - VolcanoDiscoveryQuake info: Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 49 km northwest of Karakol, Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, on Saturday, 6 Mar 2021 7:13 am (GMT +6)  VolcanoDiscovery