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The Central Asian country is tied to China by a multitude of trade and ethnic links.
In an unusual program, artists team up with NGOs from Russia and Central Asia to tell their stories in visually striking ways.
Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.
Speculation swirls as Nazarbaev retires a loyal aide rumored to have fallen foul of his aspirational daughter.
Kazakh government treads a fine line between staying friendly with Beijing and protecting the interests of its co-ethnics in Xinjiang.
The artifacts, which show a high level of craftsmanship, are likely to have belonged to a branch of Scythians who lived in Central Asia.
Beijing has refused to acknowledge running centers designed to de-radicalize Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang.
Meanwhile, celebrations of the establishment of Astana as the capital 20 years ago include a giant squirrel art installation.