Anonymous Kazakh political scientist about progressive megalomania of Nursultan Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan, a country with an extensive nuclear infrastructure as a legacy of the Soviet Union, has decided to rely on civilian nuclear programs for economic development and has reached out to numerous countries for cooperation in nuclear areas.
Moscow police have arrested the general director of the Altyn jewelry company, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
In Almaty, Kazakhstan, a serious service conflict between the National Security Committee (KNB) of Kazakhstan and local directorate of the Agency on Struggle Against Corruption and Economic Crimes (Financial Police) has emerged, news agency KazTAG reports, referring to sources in the law enforcement bodies and city’s Prosecutor’s Office.
The deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel Avigdor Liberman considers that the case of Boris Sheinkman should be considered in strict accordance to legislation, news agency KAzTAG reports.
Hillary Clinton has said she's pleased with the effects so far of Washington's rapprochement with Moscow during her first visit to Moscow as U.S. secretary of state.
Kazakhstan, planning to double its oil output over the next decade, agreed with Azerbaijan on Friday on the delivery of extra crude to the Black Sea and beyond.
Final debt cut may be between $8 bln and $4.9 bln
Central Asia is located on the Silk Road, where numerous ethnic groups characterised by different languages and historical modes of subsistence co-exist. These include the Tajik populations, who speak an Indo-Iranian language and are sedentary agriculturalists, and several Turkic populations, who speak an Altaic language and are traditionally nomadic herders.
On a snowy day in December 1993, just months after Andy Weber began his diplomatic job at the U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he met with a tall, bullet-headed man he knew only as Col. Korbator. (photo: Andy Weber is shown at the metal plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, in 1994 during Project Sapphire.)
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