January 18, 2021

Events and opinions

Kazakh Poet Detained holding Banner with ex-President’s Quote

Ramil Niyazov

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.”

Kazakhs say it is time for closer ties with EU

Roman Vassilenko

 

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.

Pashinyan finishes out of the medals in Kazakhstan

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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.

‘You can't run from the truth': Iconic art protests preface Kazakh presidential vote

NAN Tokayev

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

Kazakhstan: Press freedom missing from agenda of media talking shop

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

Anti-government protests cast a shadow over Kazakhstan's glitzy economic forum

Astana

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

Police in Kazakhstan inadvertently become conceptual artists

A man holding up a blank placard is arrested

Aslan Sagutdinov had a hunch. The authorities in Kazakhstan are so intolerant of dissent, he reasoned, that it does not really matter what protesters write on their placards.

Kazakh Protesters Detained As Websites Go Dark

Protesters Almaty

Police in Kazakhstan have detained several antigovernment protesters who staged demonstrations during ceremonies to mark the 74th anniversary of the Allied victory against Nazi Germany in World War II.

On Human Rights in Kazakhstan

Tokayev Kasym

Kazakhstan has long set its sights on joining the world’s elite. Yet there’s a huge gap between their rhetoric and their deeds. 

Kazakhstan: Government cracks down on supporters of the constitution

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Authorities in Kazakhstan are cracking down on citizens holding public demonstrations in support of the constitution.

Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

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Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

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Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

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