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Three Official Candidates for Presidential Election Remain; Most Self-Nominated Candidates Drop Out

ASTANA – Abelgazy Kussainov, Turgun Syzdykov and incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev remain the three official candidates in Kazakhstan’s early presidential election, which has been called for April 26, and hundreds of international observers are preparing to register to take part in monitoring the contest.   Nazarbayev and Syzdykov are...

Linguists Seek More Accurate, Culturally Sensitive Kazakh-Language Advertising

Due to problems with poor translation of advertising text into Kazakh, Almaty public activists have suggested creating the job of advertising manager in Kazakh language, reported tengrinews.kz. The suggestion was made during a roundtable devoted to the difficulties of developing the Kazakh language in the urban environment and the...

EU Planning New Roadmap for Central Asian Strategy

ASTANA – The European Union is working on adapting its 2007 strategy for Central Asia with a greater emphasis on different approaches to relations with individual countries, a top European diplomat said. Toivo Klaar, head of the Central Asian Division of the European External Action Service (EEAS), spoke with The Astana...

Astana Airport to Undergo Major Expansion to Handle Increased Passenger Traffic for EXPO 2017

ASTANA – Astana’s International Airport is undergoing a major renovation in preparation for hosting the expected influx of tourists for the upcoming EXPO 2017 international exhibition. Those preparations will include the construction of a new terminal and a new two-level parking lot by 2017, said Chairman of the Astana...

China, Kazakhstan Sign $23.6 Billion in Agreements, Including Funds for Nurly Zhol Projects

ASTANA – Thirty-three cooperation agreements worth $23.6 billion were signed during the working visit of Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov to China on March 27, Xinhua News reported – some of which will support projects that fall under the umbrella of Kazakhstan’s new Nurly Zhol economic stimulus programme. “During...

Kazakhfilm to Release Historical Drama Beginning with the Formation of Kazakh Khanate

ALMATY – As Kazakhstan marks the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate, Kazakhfilm is preparing to start filming a new historical drama series titled “Kazakh Yeli.”   “The project has been under development for quite a long time. There have been ongoing talks on the need to shoot this...

Institutional Reforms to Help Ensure Kazakhstan’s Sustainable Development

The decision by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to seek re-election next month was neither unexpected nor unwelcome to many citizens. His leadership has been an ever-present factor in Kazakhstan’s development as an economy and society since independence. The multiple challenges to our country’s continued growth and stability were the reason the presidential election was brought forward.…

Kazakh Skater Secures Country’s First World Cup Podium in 15 years

Kazakh speed skater Yekaterina Aidova from Karaganda secured third position and took bronze during the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup finals in Erfurt, Germany, March 21-22. Aidova finished the 500-metre event behind Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe of the U.S. Aidova won the first podium for Kazakhstan since...

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