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.
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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.