IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

November 2010

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Events and opinions

WikiLeaks cables: 'Rude' Prince Andrew shocks US ambassador

Duke railed against France, British anti-corruption investigations into BAE and American ignorance, leaked dispatches reveal Prince Andrew launched a scathing attack on British anticorruption inv...

Events and opinions

President Nazarbayev's personal public relations project. Fanfare, criticism before Kazakhstan's OSCE summit.

ASTANA (Reuters) - Heads of state flying to Kazakhstan's showpiece capital for a security summit next week will be met with fanfare as Astana shrugs off critics of its year at the helm of Europe's top...

Corruption!

Kazakh billionaire faces money laundering investigation

The Kazakh billionaire who bought the Duke of York's former marital home is the subject of a £380 million money laundering investigation, it was claimed last night. Swiss prosecutors were said to h...

Events and opinions

Yevgeniy Zhovtis declares protest against his illegal political isolation. Statement for Media (by phone from Ust-Kamenigirsk)

In the course of the entire year of my incarceration in the colony-settlement of Ust-Kamenogorsk city (a custody place for people that have committed a reckless crime) the colony administration has be...

Events and opinions

China to set up factories in Kazakhstan

China is planning to put its cheap labour force to work in a new 70,000-strong factory town across the border in Kazakhstan, in a move which will heighten fears of a land grab in the Central Asian cou...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Astana Wants Kazakhstanis to Speak Kazakh

Officials in Kazakhstan are developing a grand plan to get virtually everyone in the Central Asian country speaking Kazakh by 2020. Data from a recent survey, however, suggests that Astana's goal may ...

Events and opinions

Taking on Kazakhstan’s Kafkaesque Bureaucracy with Soviet-Style Samizdat

The bureaucratic hoops that people sometimes have to jump through to complete routine business in Kazakhstan are legendary. Frustrated by years of dealings with what they say are high-handed officials...

Events and opinions

Once held on $10M bail, man accused of Kazakh bribery now lauded as Cold War hero by NY judge

A businessman once accused of bribing officials in Kazakhstan with tens of millions of dollars was praised as a Cold War hero Friday by a judge who said he helped thousands of Soviet Jews emigrate to ...

Events and opinions

Kazakh officials press for review of oil and gas contracts

(SRI) - Kazakh officials pressed for the need to review production sharing agreements (PSAs) with foreign oil and gas majors and harmonize them with the current legislation. Speaking at a confere

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan accuses Eni of $110-million fraud

(SRI) - Kazakhstan's authorities accused Eni SpA, the Italian energy group, of a $110-million fraud committed while operating the giant Kashagan offshore project. Adil Abylkasymov, a department h

Events and opinions

Jailed Kazakh activist files complaint with UN

Rights group says prominent jailed Kazakhstan activist files complaint with UN A U.S. advocacy group says a widely respected human rights activist in Kazakhstan has filed a complaint with the Uni...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan’s “Light of Democracy” Lectures OSCE on Core Values

Kazakhstan’s not famous as a staunch defender of political freedoms and human rights, and its chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) this year hasn’t been noted...

Events and opinions

The dictator with a Royal warrant: Why HAS Prince Andrew been to Kazakhstan six times in seven years?

Lost amid the lonesome waste spaces of the Asian steppe, the next North Korea is slowly appearing amid the winter blizzards and the blast-furnace summer heatwaves of one of the most inhospitable clima...

Events and opinions

KazMunaiGaz Pulled $1 Billion From BTA Bank on `Limited' Access Concerns

KazMunaiGaz National Co., a Kazakh state-owned oil and gas producer, withdrew $1 billion from BTA Bank in September on concerns that access to its deposit was "limited," and used the money to redeem b...

Events and opinions

Independent Kazakh Weekly's Website Blocked

ORAL, Kazakhstan -- The website of an independent weekly in western Kazakhstan has been inaccessible since November 2, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports. Web editors at "Uralskaya nedelya" in the c...

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