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Uralsk, Kazakhstan

Posted by on October 8, 2015 – 02:58 pm

Uralsk, Kazakhstan

Local time in Uralsk city is December 9, 11:01 pm (+5 UTC). Uralsk facts The climate of Uralsk area is of sharp continental type, with hot dry summers and snowy cold winters. There are regular trains available to new and old capitals of Kazakhstan - the cities of Almaty and Astana, the capitals of Russia - Moscow and of Ukraine - Kiev. The airport Akzhol is located 16 km from Uralsk city. It is an international one after the reconstruction of 1990s. Beside the inner flights there are flights to Moscow and Amsterdam available. Uralsk architecture…

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National Bank of Kazakhstan

Posted by on January 5, 2015 – 12:03 pm

National Bank of Kazakhstan

In addition to the 20 August statement that it would allow the exchange rate to float freely, on 2 September, the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK) announced the establishment of the one-day repo rate as its main monetary policy interest rate to target inflation within a corridor of between 6% and 8% in the medium term. The interest rate was set at 12.0%, with immediate effect, but the Bank recognized that, at the current level, the interest rate will have a limited impact on inflation due to the lags between the changes in the interest rate and…

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Climate Kazakhstan

Posted by on June 25, 2015 – 07:02 am

Climate Kazakhstan

The territory of Kazakhstan stretches for more than 3 km from west to east and almost 2 km from north to south. Climatic peculiarities are due to the amplitude of the country. Whereas temperature can hit 50 degrees below zero in the north in winter, in summer in the south melons ripen and cotton grow. The climate of Kazakhstan (excluding south) is sharply continental with average temperature between -4 °C and -19 °C in January and between +19…+26°C in July. In winter temperature may decrease down to -45°C, and in summer rise up to +30. One can experience…

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Calling Kazakhstan

Posted by on December 21, 2014 – 11:28 am

Calling Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan celebrated Constitution Day on August 30, marking 20 years since the country’s constitution was approved by a referendum in the extended wake of the Soviet Union’s dissolution. In remarks made during a conference marking the holiday and reported by, Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrated Kazakhstan’s stability and pushed back against those that call Kazakhstan an autocracy: I know that we are often accused of autocracy. But how can one talk about autocracy, when every 4 or 5 years people vote to elect their president and parliament…

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Kazakhstan universities

Posted by on May 17, 2015 – 11:58 am

Kazakhstan universities

S.Seifullin Kazakh AgroTechnical university is the first-rate agrarian and technical univer-sity in Northern and Central Kazakhstan. Today our University is one of the leaders in higher education of our country and is reck-oned among 800 leading universities of the whole world. According to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev’s message the first research university of international standard in agriculture sphere will be created on the ba-sis of our university on the model of Nazarbayev University. And now we are getting down…

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Kazakhstan geoglyphs

Posted by on August 27, 2015 – 03:10 pm

Kazakhstan geoglyphs

Ring-shaped geoglyph Credit: Image copyright DigitalGlobe, courtesy Google Earth This geoglyph is in the shape of a ring. While the geoglyphs are often difficult to see on the ground in northern Kazakhstan, they can be seen clearly from the sky and were detected using Google Earth imagery. [Read full story] 3 of 9 Cross-shaped geoglyph This geoglyph is in the shape of a cross. The geoglyphs in northern Kazakhstan range between 90 meters 400 meters (295 feet and 1, 312 feet) in diameter. [Read full story] 4 of 9 Box-shaped geoglyph Credit: Photo…

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Capital city of Kazakhstan

Posted by on March 6, 2015 – 05:46 pm

Capital city of Kazakhstan

In northern Kazakhstan, a futuristic city has risen from the forsaken landscape and post-Soviet rubble. In 1997 President Nazarbayev had declared that the country’s capital would no longer be located in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city, but move to a small town previously known as Akmola, Tselinograd, and Akmolinsk. Built with political ambition and oil money, and renamed Astana, it is Kazakhstan’s new capital city. Soviet-era buildings were demolished and replaced by soaring pinnacles of commerce, entertainment, and culture, designed by international…

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Kazakhstan brides

Posted by on September 11, 2015 – 01:37 pm

Kazakhstan brides

Snatched: A young woman is dragged screaming and crying to the home of her future husband Forced wedding: The clip was filmed in Kazakhstan s Akmola region, where such abductions are a custom In most countries, bride kidnapping is considered a sex crime. Local women s rights activist Anfisa Zuyeva, 30, called the practice barbaric . No wonder people think we re backward,she said. The video shows the screaming girl dragged from the car and along a special bridal carpet towards her suitor s house as guests in smart wedding dress throw confetti over…

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Kazakhstan people

Posted by on October 11, 2015 – 04:05 pm

Kazakhstan people

Two years since a mysterious sleeping disorder in Siberia picked up steam, doctors appear to be no closer to figuring out why residents of a remote area in Kazakhstan are falling asleep without warning for days at a time, according to reports from the Siberian Times. The ailment has affected hundreds people living nearby a uranium mine in the Kazakh village of Kalachi. The town’s residents will fall asleep suddenly for a period lasting from two to six days and wake up with memory loss. Experts have conducted thousands of tests on patients as well…

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Kazakhstan pharmaceutical market

Posted by on December 9, 2014 – 10:45 am

Kazakhstan pharmaceutical market

Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical market will grow 15 percent in 2013 because of the increased government expenses and improvement of the country’s attractiveness for foreign investors thanks to participation in the Customs Union and elimination of the administrative barriers, Tengrinews.kz reports citing Vyacheslav Lokshin, president of the Association of Representative Offices of Foreign Pharmaceutical Producers. According to him, the total volume of Kazakhstan’s pharmaceutical market currently makes $1.2 billion and the market has been growing for…

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England Kazakhstan 5-1

Posted by on December 27, 2014 – 05:21 pm

England Kazakhstan 5-1

Wayne Rooney struck twice as England went through a stiff test before beating Kazakhstan 5-1 in their World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Saturday. England s Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates as Kazakhstan s Alexandr Kuchma (R) reacts with teammate Yuriy Logvinenko after scoring an own goal during their 2010 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Wembley Stadium in London Oct. 11, 2008. [Xinhua/Reuters] A goalless first 52 minutes prompted restlessness from the crowd but England ultimately ran riot with a late rally. Stand-in captain Rio Ferdinand broke the…

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In Kazakhstan

Posted by on July 4, 2015 – 11:36 am

In Kazakhstan

Chevening Scholarships in Kazakhstan are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global…

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Block (Kazakhstan)

Posted by on October 22, 2014 – 01:38 pm

Block (Kazakhstan)

Rosneft holds a 50% stake in the Aday project for exploration and development of the Aday block situated in the oil-rich region of Atyrau in Western Kazakhstan. China’s Sinopec holds the other 50%. This project is being carried out on the basis of a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) signed with Kazakhstan, under which Kazakhstan may receive its share of crude oil or proceeds from its sale. 19 prospective structures have been identified as a result of the Aday block exploration. In 2007, the project participants were primarily engaged in the processing…

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HSBC Bank Kazakhstan

Posted by on October 2, 2015 – 01:37 pm

HSBC Bank Kazakhstan

Development Bank of Kazakhstan has signed a framework agreement on long-term financing from HSBC Bank plc with participation of export credit agencies, Tengrinews reports citing the Kazakhstan Development Bank (KDB). “We consider signing of this agreement as a milestone that would enable allow HSBC to strengthen its relationships with KDB, that is one of our bank s key clients, and at the same time provide support to our international clients that are developing their businesses in Kazakhstan by providing funding on favorable terms to their Kazakhstani…

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