Events and opinions


The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a Russian-run structure, loosely modelled on the European Union.

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 “Man-in-the-middle observation can be benevolent”

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Mukhtar Dzhakishev’s passionate speech about the flaws of Kazakhstan’s justice system echoed beyond the courtroom in Semey where he awaited a decision on his plea for parole.

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The jailed former president of Kazakhstan's uranium giant Kazatomprom, Mukhtar Dzhakishev, has been denied early release for the second time in months.

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Kazakh police detained poet Ramil Niyazov as he held a one-man anti-government protest on Thursday in Almaty, holding a banner that read “Publicity discloses the insignificance of authoritarianism. Nazarbayev, 1987.”

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Interview with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko

The Central Asian energy giant’s deputy minister of foreign affairs says the current state of relations between Brussels and Kazakhstan presents a unique opportunity to forge closer bilateral relations.

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At a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union in Kazakhstan, the visiting heads of state were awarded with medals and inducted into the "Order of The First President of The Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev." Or all but one of them were, anyway.

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 Kazakhstan's young, creative class 'wakes up' – will the rest follow?

Show don't tell: Dancers performing at the opening of this year's Eurasian Media Forum. (Photo: Eurasian Media Forum website)

 While media gurus chat, the internet has taken a dive


The Astana Economic Forum addressed all the issues expected of an international summit: inclusivity, sustainability, security, change. But outside the conference hall, cracks seemed to be appearing