Kazakhstan

6 August 2018
‘Priceless’ Treasure Trove Found in Eastern Kazakhstan

The artifacts, which show a high level of craftsmanship, are likely to have belonged to a branch of Scythians who lived in Central Asia.

 
19 July 2018
Kazakh Trial Sheds Light on Interned Chinese Muslims Premium

Beijing has refused to acknowledge running centers designed to de-radicalize Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang.

 
13 July 2018
Kazakhstan’s Strongman Gains Even More Power Premium

Meanwhile, celebrations of the establishment of Astana as the capital 20 years ago include a giant squirrel art installation.

 
27 June 2018
Number of People Disappearing in Turkmen Prisons Increases Premium

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan almost sees a rare opposition protest.

 
11 June 2018
Kazakhstan Presses China for ‘Urgent’ Answers on Detained Muslims Premium

More details and tales of harsh treatment in Xinjiang’s internment camps leak out, as Beijing keeps silence.

 
24 May 2018
Kazakhstan Seeks Return of Frozen Fortune Premium

UK court ruling saw $22 billion worth of state assets being frozen in a highly unusual case.

 
21 May 2018
Films from Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia Clean Up at Cannes

A Kazakh actress and a Polish director win prestigious awards at the film festival; other films from region explore sensitive social issues.

 
21 May 2018
International Organizations Question Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Free Press

Authorities’ crackdown on two news sites that reported on prominent former politician raises concerns about media’s ability to investigate country’s bigwigs.

 
18 April 2018
Kazakhstan Adopts Hollywood Glamor to Energize Cinema Industry

The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev. From Eurasianet.

By Almaz Kumenov
 
20 February 2018
Kazakhstan’s New Alphabet: Out, Damned Apostrophe! Premium

President Nazarbaev decrees switch to new Latin script, abolishing the Latin script he approved just months ago.

 

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