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Central Election Commission Announces Nazarbayev’s Win with 97.7 Percent

ASTANA – Kuandyk Turgankulov, chairman of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan, announced at a news conference at 10 a.m. here, televised live on Khabar TV, that the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev won re-election with a landslide majority of 97.7 percent. A record figure of 95.22 percent of the...

Central Election Commission Announces Nazarbayev’s Win with 97.7 Percent

ASTANA – Kuandyk Turgankulov, chairman of the Central Election Commission of Kazakhstan, announced at a news conference at 10 a.m. here, televised live on Khabar TV, that the incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev won re-election with a landslide majority of 97.7 percent. A record figure of 95.22 percent of the...

First Stage Completed in Steppe Eagle 2015 Peacekeeping Exercise

ASTANA – The first phase of the Steppe Eagle 2015 peacekeeping exercises was completed April 6-17 at Iliskiy training area near Almaty, reported the Kazakh Ministry of Defence press service. “The main purpose of the event is to improve the practical skills of the staff of  Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping  brigade ...

Astana’s Rotary Club Launches

ASTANA – Astana’s Rotary Club has now become operational, marking their launch with an opening ceremony in the capital’s Hilton Garden Inn on April 16. The humanitarian club has launched with around 30 members, but will be hoping to attract more, Chairman of the Membership Committee Taylan Karamanli confirmed...

Solar Power Plant Construction Begins in South Kazakhstan

German company Promondis Kazakhstan recently began construction of the country’s largest solar power plant with a total capacity of 75 MW in South Kazakhstan, according to the regional akimat (administration). The press report states the total volume of foreign investment in the implementation of the comprehensive project will be...

Astana Piano Festival Supports Young Musicians

ASTANA – The third international classical music festival and young pianist contest directed by Denis Matsuev, a world-famous musician and People’s Artist of Russia, will take place from April 24 to May 2. The contest will begin with the semi-finalists because the first qualifying round has already taken place...

Celebrating APK’s 20th Anniversary is as Much About the Past as it is About the Future

It would be no surprise if there was some bewilderment from those outside our country at the prominence given to the 20th anniversary of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan (APK). After all, it is not our country’s Parliament, it is not directly elected and its role remains largely advisory.The confusion is not helped…

National Hockey Team Dominates in First Two Group Games

Kazakhstan’s national hockey team has made a confident start in the first division of the world championships in Krakow, Poland. In their first two games in Group A, Kazakhstan convincingly beat the national teams of Ukraine and Hungary, 5-2 and 5-0, respectively. The Kazakhs controlled both of their first...

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