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ASTANA - "Kazakhstan, chroniques vagabondes" ("Vagabond Chronicles"), by French writer Aude Ceccarelli, is based on her three-year work and ... While working, Ceccarelli had the opportunity to travel around the country, so some of the chapters describe the cities of Astana, Karaganda and Turkestan.
At the end of last month Kazakhstan's ageing authoritarian President Nursultan Nazarbayev created a stir when he ordered officials to speak in the state ... Uighurs, Tatars and Koreans, are often more used to speaking in Russian than Kazakh, while many Kazakhs living in the country's two largest cities, ...

After landing in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital, on February 8 with the team, Jayshree spent a few days sightseeing before hitting the heated indoor pool where the aquatic dash was scheduled. Entering her maiden international event and being elevated to the 70 to 74 age category ...
ASTANA - Where one lives in Kazakhstan apparently helps to determine what he or she will buy using credit, according to ranking.kz. Residents of the capital take property loans, while residents of the country's southern regions use consumer credit to buy cars and furniture, according to the 2017 ...
The security forces of Kazakhstan carried out a special operation on February 16, and detained 29 members of a criminal gang, which included customs officials as well as law enforcement officers. Among those arrested was Damirbek Asylbek ulu, a deputy of the parliament of neighboring Kyrgyzstan.
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, left, shakes hands with NASA U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei during a news conference in the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. Three astronauts returned from the International Space Station to the snowy, bitingly cold flat lands of Central ...

Kazakh eagle hunters, known as "berkutchi," took part in a national tournament in the city of Oral on February 24-25, the first event of its kind in the West Kazakhstan region. The hunters showed off their skill in training their eagles and other birds to follow commands, catch prey, and return to their masters.
They also praised the recent performances by the Egyptian National Folklore Ensemble in several Thai cities, which have received audience acclaim. ... Mourad also met with Yelaman Zholdassov, the cultural counsellor of the Kazakh Embassy in Cairo, where they talked about organising a Kazakh cultural ...
Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen in Kazakh), capital city of East Kazakhstan, lies at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers in a region that borders Russia, Mongolia, and China. An industrious mining city, it's known for being the Soviet Union's primary ammunition production site and for its significant uranium output.
Kazakhstan's National Anticorruption Bureau has subpoenaed the former mayor of the city of Almaty, Viktor Khrapunov, and his wife Leila via print media. The two are accused of fraud, racketeering, and embezzlement. Prosecutors say Khrapunov along with his wife, stole $300 million while being mayor of ...
Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, left, shakes hands with NASA U.S. astronaut Mark Vande Hei during a news conference in the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday. Three astronauts returned from the International Space Station to the snowy, bitingly cold flat lands of Central ...
... to Moscow, representatives from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation, and Kazakhstan signed late on Sunday a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on grain trade. Mr. Karbasian, at the head of a 75 strong delegation, arrived in Russian capital city of Moscow on Sunday afternoon.
When the system registers a traffic offense, it automatically generates a protocol and sends it to the violator's address. Another aim is to implement a project on creating operational management centres for Kazakhstan's small towns. Thus, not only large cities, but also mono-towns will be equipped with new ...
Here are five modern, purpose-built cities that have also sparked debates around public interest: - Astana - Often dubbed the world's weirdest capital, the Kazakh capital was moved here in 1997. The urban plan was drawn up by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, and the city is known for its futuristic ...
The stages of civil service development through the implementation of Kazakhstan's strategic programmes is discussed in the first section of the "National Report on Civil Service," presented by Civil Service and anti-corruption Affairs Agency deputy chair Aigul Shaimova at a Feb. 20 meeting.
Astana - President Nursultan Nazarbayev amended his Oct. 26, 2017 decree concerning the transition of the Kazakh alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin script, which if kept, would have put into effect a Latin-script alphabet with 32 letters including nine characters with apostrophes. The new amendment ...
ALMATY - Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Almaty Mayor Baurzhan Baibek, heads of the United Nations (UN) country offices in Kazakhstan, veterans of national diplomatic service and members of ... Kazakhstan joined the organisation in 1992 and the UN office began operations in the city on Feb.

Trams have been an indispensable part of Pavlodar, which was often referred to as the tram capital of Kazakhstan, since 1965. Such an eco-friendly way of transport is particularly important for a heavily industrialised city. Over time, the length of tramways has increased from 11 to 90 kilometres and now ...
They also praised the recent performances by the Egyptian National Folklore Ensemble in several Thai cities, which have received audience acclaim. ... Mourad also met with Yelaman Zholdassov, the cultural counsellor of the Kazakh Embassy in Cairo, where they talked about organising a Kazakh cultural ...
Ust-Kamenogorsk (Oskemen in Kazakh), capital city of East Kazakhstan, lies at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers in a region that borders Russia, Mongolia, and China. An industrious mining city, it's known for being the Soviet Union's primary ammunition production site and for its significant ...
"I was confident soon after we started excavating Botai sites in 1993 that we had found the earliest domesticated horses," said Sandra Olsen, a University of Kansas archaeologist who led Botai village excavations, in a statement. "We went about trying to prove it, but based on DNA results, Botai horses ...
Moreover,the university management has signed an innovation cooperation agreement with the city of high technologies by Innopolis in Tatarstan. There, Kazakh students will be able to study at one of the leading universities of Tatarstan. Such an exchange of experience will make the digital future even ...
A jailed Kazakh businessman has pleaded guilty to murdering a banker on a hunting trip in 2004 and told a court he did so at the behest of Mukhtar ... and illegal firearms possession since last year, entered the guilty plea as his trial on the murder charge began in the southern city of Taraz on February 16.
The Eisteddfod, a festival of literature, music and performance, is one of two events being organised by the 29-year-old in the city and he has persuaded his ... The concert with the Astana Philharmonic Orchestra will feature the Kazakhstan premiere of the iconic Welsh work "Serenade for Orchestra" by ...
Oljas Rayev, Kazakhstan's adviser in charge of investments in the South Korean Embassy, said in a statement made through social media that the ... "It is expected that the environmental situation in Almaty will improve significantly once the road is put into action, and the city will be cleared of kilometers of ...
"To be a believer has become dangerous in Kazakhstan. I feel I am breaking the law just by adhering to my religious principles," Sanat, who moved to Almaty for work from the western city of Aktau, told Eurasianet. Sanat, who asked his full name not be published out of concern he could be targeted by the ...
(Almaty) - Kazakh authorities should provide immediate medical assistance to a detained businessman who has alleged that he was beaten and ill-treated, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and ... On January 22, the Almaty City prosecutor's Office opened a Criminal Investigation into the allegations.
Kazakhstan's National Anticorruption Bureau has subpoenaed the former mayor of the city of Almaty, Viktor Khrapunov, and his wife Leila via print media. The two are accused of fraud, racketeering, and embezzlement. prosecutors say Khrapunov along with his wife, stole $300 million while being mayor of ...
The gas pipeline passes through the territory of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and reaches the end point which is the Khorgos city in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The first line was put into operation in 2009. To date, there are already 3 lines operating with total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters ...
The Kazakh Ministry of Energy is negotiating with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance the construction of the ... houses, as well as 22,000 private residential houses and hot-water boilers of CHPP-1, CHPP-3 in Astana, which in turn will improve the ecology in the city.
The digital techniques that smart-city fans adore are flimsy and flashy--and some are even actively pernicious--but they absolutely will be used in cities. They already have an urban heritage. When you bury fiber-optic under the curbs around the town, then you get internet. When you have towers and ...
The Kazakh flag was raised earlier in the Olympic village, a ceremony officially confirming that Athletes are ready to compete for medals. The event was attended by National Olympic Committee President Timur Kulibayev, representatives of the Ministry of culture and sports, athletes, coaches and Kazakh ...
Another freight train was sent off from Kazakhstan to Turkey's Mersin port city via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway, Kazinform news agency reported with reference to the Kostanay branch of KTZ-Freight Transportation JSC Feb. 13. Reportedly, the first batch of wheat has been recently transported from the ...
The plane went down near the village of Stepanovskoe, about 50 miles southeast of Moscow in the Ramenskoye District, according to the Russian ... AN-148, a small regional jet, was headed to the city of Orsk in the Orenburg region, about 1,000 miles southeast of Moscow, near the border with Kazakhstan.
Astana - Kazakhstan will devote approximately 20 billion tenge (US$61.4 million) annually over the next three years to develop the Astana ... "As well as the world's leading financial centres created recently in such cities as Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we plan to not depend on budget financing in three to five ...
The Saratov airlines flight was heading from Moscow to the city of Orsk near the Kazakhstan border before plummeting to the ground outside the capital. Russian officials said all passengers aboard the airliner are believed to have been residents of the Orenburg region, where the plane was headed, ...
Astana Arlans Kazakhstan made a successful start to the defence of their World Series of Boxing (WSB) crown today with a 4-1 win in their home Asian ... The competition against India did not take place in Astana, however, but at the Boxing Centre Sapiyev in Karaganda, Kazakhstan's fourth largest city.
New Delhi, Feb 10 (PTI) Indias second stint at the semi-professional World Series of Boxing (WSB) was off to a disappointing start as the team went down 1-4 to three-time champions Astana Arlans in Karaganda City, Kazakhstan. World Championship quarterfinalist Kavinder Singh Bisht (52kg) was the ...
The theme of this forum is sustainable development of towns and villages. It is a very interesting topic for our country, since now we have some questions with the migration of the population and it is necessary to develop rural areas. I am participating in the 17th session on "Smart Cities". At present, our ...
Resident of the Kazakh Shakhsham village in Uzbekistan Daniyar Khusanov organized a museum in the courtyard of his house. He had collected his artifacts for almost half a century. One of his exhibits is a ceramic jug that date back to the third century. The museum has many relics: pottery jars and ...
Astana -- A Kazakh activist serving a five-year prison term for his role in protests against land reforms in 2016 says he has no regrets and feels no shame. ... Boqaev and Ayan were detained in the city of Atyrau in April 2016, where thousands of people had gathered to protests against a bill on land ...
A screengrab of an elaborate Kazakh wedding cake, which weighed 1.5 tons and came with animatronic figures and a horse-drawn carriage. ... the wedding of a daughter of one of Nazarbaev's favorite nephews, Qairat Satybaldy, during the lavish party held in the southern Kazakh city of Shymkent around ...
The three drivers of a bus in which 52 Uzbek nationals died in a fire last week have been detained, the prosecutor's office in Kazakhstan's northwestern ... The accident occurred in the Yrghyz district of Kazakhstan's northwestern Aqtobe region as the bus was traveling from Kazakhstan's southern city of ...
In Kazakhstan, cultural sparks have struggled to ignite on a wider scale, amid hallmark attitudes and practices of the Soviet period lingering on into the ... Kazakhstan's underground has seen occasional spikes over the years; clubs such as Da Freak, My Town and Cream showcased interesting music in the ...
Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry says investigators think the cause of a bus fire that killed 52 Uzbek citizens on January 18 was an open flame on a portable gas ... The tragedy occurred in the Irgiz district of Kazakhstan's northwestern Aqtobe region while the bus was traveling from Kazakhstan's southern city of ...
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev sent a telegram conveying condolences to his Uzbek counterpart as both countries opened up investigations into the cause of a massive bus fire that killed 52 Uzbeks as they traveled through Kazakhstan. The inferno broke out on the bus as it was traveling through ...
The bus was travelling along a road in Kazakhstan's north-western Aktau region that links the Russian city of Samara to Shymkent, a city in southern Kazakhstan close to the Uzbek border. It was unclear in which direction the bus had been travelling, but the route is widely used to transport Uzbek migrant ...
Shymkent has an international airport and has flights to Moscow, Istanbul, Antalya, Urumchi, Dubai, Novosibirsk as well as many cities in Kazakhstan. The city is also accessible by train. The city's vibrant atmosphere - a mix of medieval and contemporary culture in one place - mesmerises tourists.
Black snow has been blanketing a city in Kazakhstan, leaving residents worried by the coal coloured flakes. Officials in Temirtau said they were investigating as locals blamed emissions from the city's numerous factories for the phenomenon. Some of them told The Astana Times that there was a strange ...
It was one of a torrent of outraged reactions to the postapocalyptic weather in one of Kazakhstan's most heavily industrialized towns, located 140 miles from the ... Residents were alarmed by the sinister hue of the snow, concerned that the discoloration was a clear show of the level of pollution in their city.


 

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