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#Kazakhstan court upholds 20-year sentence for banker Mukhtar Ablyazov

#Kazakhstan court upholds 20-year sentence for banker Mukhtar Ablyazov

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

An appeals court in Almaty, Kazakhstan, upheld Thursday a sentence given to banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov for criminal conspiracy, embezzlement and other crimes.  “The court’s verdict against Mukhtar Ablyazov was left unchanged,” the court said in an statement. Ablyazov was sentenced in absentia on June 7 to 20 years in prison for creating […]

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Centennial of first attempt to create modern-type #Kazakh government reason to reflect on national statehood

Centennial of first attempt to create modern-type #Kazakh government reason to reflect on national statehood

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The centenary of the Russian Revolution is rightly a major event in the global calendar this year. Tsar Nicholas II’s overthrow and the eventual emergence of the Soviet Union was a seismic event not just for Russia itself, but the entire world. The reverberations from this momentous episode continue to be felt around the globe […]

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Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

Getting the balance right on religion in secular #Muslim-majority state

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Religious faith has had a hugely positive impact. It helps people make sense of life as well providing comfort at times of distress. Even more importantly, the compassionate values – which the great religions have in common – have shaped for the better our attitude to each other and to society as a whole. The […]

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#EXPO 2017 opens to success, offers path to the future

#EXPO 2017 opens to success, offers path to the future

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

              With EXPO now well under way, there are clear signs of lessons from the past few decades underpinning the objectives of this event. Hosting EXPO has, for instance, enabled our government to particularly focus on infrastructural progress, the improvement of education and the promotion of Kazakhstan’s culture to […]

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#Kazakhstan finds its future without losing its past

#Kazakhstan finds its future without losing its past

| July 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a country, Kazakhstan has set its sights firmly on the future. The continued modernisation of the economy and society is rightly seen as essential to provide our citizens with the opportunities and living standards they deserve in the decades ahead. The goal of joining the ranks of the top 30 most-developed countries by 2050 […]

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#Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev opens World Kurultai of Kazakhs in Astana

#Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev opens World Kurultai of Kazakhs in Astana

| July 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev (pictured) opened on 23 June the fifth World Kurultai of Kazakhs in Astana, which takes place in the capital within the framework of EXPO 2017. Nearly 850 delegates and guests, including 350 ethnic Kazakhs from 39 countries, arrived in Astana to take part, writes Assel Satubaldina. “I want to address Kazakhs […]

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Astana Economic Forum puts #Kazakhstan at heart of global debate

Astana Economic Forum puts #Kazakhstan at heart of global debate

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan prides itself on being at the centre of Eurasia. But with EXPO 2017, the Eurasian Media Forum and the annual Astana Economic Forum all taking place here, there is a case for suggesting that our country is – at least for a short while – at the heart of global debate. Nearly 4,000 experts […]

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