IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

November 2013

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Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Gears Up for Nazarbayev Love-Fest

  Kazakhstan is marking the week leading up to First President's Day on December 1 with public displays of affection for Nursultan Nazarbayev, the leader whom this public holiday – introduced

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan's lesson for Iran. Relinquishing a nuclear-weapons program can enhance a nation’s security.

  Due to the diplomatic deal reached in Geneva, the theocracy running Iran has half a year to decide if its potential nuclear-weapons program would make the regime more, or less, secure. Su

Events and opinions

Report: Arkady Gaydamak arrested in Switzerland

  Russian-Israeli millionaire businessman Arkady Gaydamak was arrested a number of days ago in Zurich, Switzerland, Channel 2 reported on Monday evening. Swiss police confirmed the arrest t

Corruption!

SouthYork rises again: Why buy Andrew's 'Tesco mansion' for £3m more than the asking price - only to knock it down and build an almost identical house?

  The last symbol of Prince Andrew's marriage to Sarah Ferguson – the much derided 'Tesco-style' mansion he was given by the Queen as a wedding present – is set to be demolished and replaced wit

Political process

Vladimir Kim accused of giving false evidence in Kazakh court. CEO of mining firm Kazakhmys sent letter by lawyers of former Kazhakstan PM Akezhan Kazhegeldin over fraud trial in 2001.

Vladimir Kim, chairman of the FTSE 100 mining company Kazakhmys and one of Britain's wealthiest residents, has been accused of giving false evidence to a foreign court during the trial of a former p

Economy

Third Industrial Revolution

  The first industrial revolution in the 19th Century was the invention of the steam engine. In the 20th Century oil and gas played a large role, and the US invented the telephone and television

Economy

Curious tale of the central Asian oligarchs and the City of London

  Mining firm ENRC bids farewell to the Stock Exchange but its Uzbek and Kyrgyz creators are here to stay. It is May 2010 at Monaco's vast Le Sporting banquet hall, where 800 guests have re

Economy

Kazakhstan’s Bet on Rail

  The railroad locomotive factory here on the outskirts of the capital of Kazakhstan is one of the most modern in the world, with huge yellow overhead cranes and a work force of 1,100. An engine

Special projects

Hungarians have warm feelings towards Kazakhstan and they are «proud to follow the progress of the brotherly people» - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

  Today has began a two-day official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov in Hungary, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reports. Dur

Special projects

Prime Minister Erdoğan's St. Petersburg visit

  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will pay an official visit to St. Petersburg on Nov. 21-22. Among the delegates to accompany Erdoğan will be Energy and Natural Resources Minister Tane

Special projects

Samruk-Kazyna Won't Buy Pension Funds as Halyk Rejects BTA Deal

Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna said it's scrapping a planned acquisition of three pension funds controlled by commercial lenders after Halyk Bank halted talks on buying the governmen...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Blair Criticized for Cozying Up To Astana

  Just over two years ago, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair signed on as a political consultant with the government of Kazakhstan. His performance as an adviser to the Central Asian nati

Corruption!

Billionaire Utemuratov Says He’s Hiding Nothing About Wealth

  When Bulat Utemuratov's boss told him to go to Europe and open the first trading house for their newly independent Kazakhstan, his reaction was pure Soviet. "Oh no, They want to exile me," Ute

Events and opinions

Prime Minister: Aliyev would not pass IIP due diligence

  Prime Minister Joseph Muscat yesterday declared in parliament that Kazakh exile Rakhat Aliyev would not be able to procure himself a passport under the Individual Investor Programme. Spea

Events and opinions

Like father, like son – is that the moral of Nicky Blair’s career as a football agent? Let's just hope any Middle East invasions turn out better than the old man's.

  Anyone awaiting the clinching evidence with which to counter John Major's critique of Monday, when he bemoaned the collapse of social mobility under New Labour, did not have to wait very long.

Events and opinions

China extends grip in Central Asia

  President Xi Jinping's latest, highly ambitious tour through the Central Asian republics [in September] took regional political circles by surprise. From the points of view of Central Asi

Events and opinions

Blair advises Kazakh dictator on liberty - and repression gets WORSE: Former PM accused of helping to preside over reversals on human rights

  Tony Blair's multi-million-pound deal to boost 'good governance' in Kazakhstan has resulted in civil rights and freedom of the Press getting worse, it was claimed yesterday. The former pr

Events and opinions

Prime Minister Muscat: We don't want any shady characters like Rakhat Aliyev

  Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says government will remove minister's discretion to award citizenship to applicants facing politically-motivated charges.     Godwin Grima, the for

Events and opinions

Spain set to extradite man to Kazakhstan despite torture risk

  The decision by Spain's high court to extradite an asylum-seeker to Kazakhstan, despite compelling evidence that it would place him at risk of torture, violates international law and must be r

Corruption!

Ex-wife claims Kazakh tycoon faking illness to avoid court

  The spurned ex-wife of a Kazakh fertilizer tycoon says her former hubby is full of it. In new court papers, Maira Nazarbayeva asked a Manhattan judge to toss her hubby's lawsuit against h

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan interested in British defense experience

  Kazakhstan is interested in British defense experience, Tengrinews reports referring to the press office of the Defense Ministry of Kazakhstan. "Kazakhstan is moving towards establishing

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan cuts jury trials over national specifics

  Kazakhstan is planning to reduce the number of cases heard by jury trials, Tengrinews reports. The initiative is driven by the country's national specifics. "There are areas where selecti

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