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Western Kazakhstan

Posted by on July 13, 2015 – 11:21 am

Western Kazakhstan

Western Kazakhstan – so far west that the part beyond the Ural River is in Europe – is a gateway to Central Asia from the Caucasus and the Volga and Ural regions of Russia. Kazakhstan’s biggest oil and gas fields – Tengiz (oil), Karachaganak (gas) and the offshore oil of Kashagan beneath the Caspian Sea – and a glut of other mineral resources have brought boom times to the west’s main cities, but elsewhere the human population is sparse and the landscape is chiefly desert and steppe. For those with a taste for adventurous exploring, the deserts…

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Kazakhstan vs Netherlands

Posted by on March 24, 2015 – 10:42 am

Kazakhstan vs Netherlands

Netherlands travelled to Kazakhstan for a vitally important Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday. The 1988 winners started the day fourth in Group A, two points behind the play-off spot held by Turkey with two games to play. Danny Blind s team took the lead after 33 minutes when Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum fired into the bottom corner from the edge of the box. #NUFC s Georginio Wijnaldum scores for Holland. — Team News (@teamnews2day) Wesley Sneijder then doubled the Dutch lead five minutes into the second half, finishing brilliantly with…

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Coal industry of Kazakhstan

Posted by on November 21, 2014 – 11:35 am

Coal industry of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan coal industry history Kazakhstan people call the steppe situated in the heart of Kazakhstan Sary-Arka, the Yellow Steppe. One day Appak Baizhanov, a marmot hunter, decided to build a fire here. To his amazement, some stones caught fire together with the brushwood. This happened in the mid-19th century. When the rumor of the combustible black stones reached the ears of Russian merchant named Ushakov (who, unlike the nomads, knew the value of coal), he bought the plot of land for a song from a Kazakhstan landowner, and soon sold it to the…

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Kazakhstan Lonely Planet

Posted by on September 14, 2015 – 02:28 pm

Kazakhstan Lonely Planet

The world’s ninth-biggest country is the most economically advanced of the ‘stans’, thanks to its abundant reserves of oil and most other valuable minerals. This means generally better standards of accommodation, restaurants and transport than elsewhere in Central Asia. The biggest city, Almaty, is almost reminiscent of Europe with its leafy avenues, chic cafes, glossy shopping centres and hedonistic nightlife. The capital Astana, on the windswept northern steppe, has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic…

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Religion in Kazakhstan

Posted by on October 2, 2015 – 01:57 pm

Religion in Kazakhstan

By tradition, Kazakhs are Sunni Muslims of the Hanafi school. The Kazakhs adopted Islam gradually, with complete conversion only in the early 19th century. The Slavic peoples of Kazakhstan are traditionally Orthodox Christians, and the Russian Orthodox Church is the largest Christian denomination in the republic. There are few countries in the world today with such a variety of ethnic and religious groups as Kazakhstan. According to a 2009 national census, approximately 70% of Kazakhstan s population is Muslim. The majority are Sunni of the Hanafi…

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Adopting from Kazakhstan

Posted by on May 26, 2015 – 03:47 pm

Adopting from Kazakhstan

Americans are still forbidden from adopting Kazakh children, an official in Astana has said. The ban will continue until Kazakhstan receives a satisfactory explanation from US authorities about the circumstances in which two orphans from the Central Asian state were found in a home for troubled kids last year. The two children were found on a ranch housing children with “deviant behavior” in July 2012, Raisa Sher, chairwoman of the government’s Committee for the Protection of Children’s Rights, told Tengri News on June 12. She did not name the children’s…

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Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted by on April 26, 2015 – 03:39 pm

Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Moscow – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Salahuddin Rabbani met with the Foreign Minister of Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Erlan Idrisov at the sideline of the SCO High Ranking Conference in Moscow, Russia. At the beginning, Mr. Rabbani thanked that Republic of Kazakhstan for its cooperation in various areas, especially providing educational scholarships for Afghan students, and mentioned the available economic opportunities for both countries and emphasized on the importance of its expansion. He continued giving information regarding the Afghan…

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Tours to Kazakhstan

Posted by on September 20, 2015 – 09:57 am

Tours to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Cultural Tours Cultural tours to Kazakhstan can help you to have a look at the main attractions of Kazakhstan. As part of tours you can visit the famous Baikonur Cosmodrome, Altyn Emel Combined Central Asian Tours Combined Central Asian tour is the complex and eventful trip for those who want to see everything here and now. You will learn nature, culture, architecture of each Adventure Tours Adventure Tours in Kazakhstan. Sports and tourism, walking tours, trekking, downhill skiing, safari, kayaking, fishing, hunting, biking, adventure…

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News from Kazakhstan

Posted by on November 19, 2015 – 11:09 am

News from Kazakhstan

What happens after detainees are released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility? The answer to that question has, for the most part, been shrouded in secrecy. Abdul Mohammed Rahman, also known as Lotfi Bin Ali, came into US custody in February 2003, accused of having ties to the Tunisian Combat Group and al Qaeda — allegations that Bin Ali has vehemently denied. Still, he was designated as an enemy combatant by the US military and was shipped off to Guantanamo, where he was held for 12 years without charge or trial. In Department of Defense…

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Posted by on January 20, 2015 – 12:29 pm

Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Local time in Atyrau city is December 9, 10:52 pm (+5 UTC). Atyrau history The settlement called Ust-Yaitsky fortified town was constructed by merchant Guriy Nazarov from Yaroslavl on his own money. It was built in 1640 in the mouth of the river Yaik where it flows into the Caspian Sea. Later the name of the settlement was changed to the one derived from the name of the settlement founder. The children of the founder – Mikhail, Ivan and Andrey Guryevs were the first to start fishery on the river Yaik and Emba oil extraction. Later Catherine II…

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Kazakhstan nuclear

Posted by on December 12, 2014 – 02:59 pm

Kazakhstan nuclear

When Kazakhstan became independent 22 years ago and inherited some of the Soviet Union s nuclear weapons, it decided to give them up. If you follow Kazakhstan at all, you know this because Kazakhstan s government doesn t waste a single opportunity to mention the fact. Kazakhstan has made its status as one of the few governments to ever give up nuclear weapons the centerpiece of its efforts to position itself as a responsible member of the global community. It has started the anti-nuclear weapons testing group The Atom Project, and hosted international…

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Famous people from Kazakhstan

Posted by on April 17, 2015 – 04:52 pm

Famous people from Kazakhstan

Internet magazine Vlast made a rating of Top 10 Kazakhstan-born famous people who achieved success and acknowledgment outside Kazakhstan. They work in different areas, some of them no longer hold Kazakhstan citizenship, but they are always closely linked to Kazakhstan,the magazine writes. 1. Marat Bissengaliyev, a famous violin player. He is 50. Born in Almaty, he currently lives most of the time in Great Britain and India. He is the citizen of Kazakhstan, even though he has been living in Great Britain for over 20 years. He is an Honored Artist…

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Flights to Kazakhstan from UK

Posted by on July 7, 2015 – 10:31 am

Flights to Kazakhstan from UK

Expedia offers cheap flights to Kazakhstan from several different airline carriers going to many popular destinations. If you are looking for cheap flights from Kazakhstan to the UK, find it by browsing our cheapest flights, or by following the links to airports below. You can also use our Build Your Trip form to search for discount Kazakhstan flights. Whether you are planning your next business trip or family vacation, Expedia offers cheap flights to Kazakhstan and great deals on last minute flights. Flights to Kazakhstan Check out the most popular…

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3 Kazakhstan a Central Asian giant

Posted by on March 27, 2015 – 10:46 am

3 Kazakhstan a Central Asian giant

Kazakhstan’s success story has been rightly praised in both the East and in the West. Under the leadership of its President, Nursultan Nazerbayev, this leading political and economic power in Central Asia has made the transition from a Soviet-style economy to a modern social market economy, without falling into the excesses of neoliberal policies, and without relinquishing its national sovereignty. That notwithstanding, it has not been able escape the ravages of the current financial crisis which has swept across the globe. Now the country’s leadership…

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