Kazakhstan

5 February 2019
Kazakh Famine Documentary Breaks New Ground

The mass starvation of the Stalinist 1930s doesn’t figure largely in official histories of the period.

 
29 January 2019
China Said to Free Xinjiang Camp Inmates – Into House Arrest Premium

Beijing’s agreement to release ethnic Kazakhs is its only concession so far to mounting outrage over the camp system.

 
24 January 2019
Wildlife Protector’s Killing Shocks Kazakhstan Premium

Three suspects held in savage attack on two rangers investigating poaching of saiga antelopes.

 
10 January 2019
The Fresh Spring of Ignorance Premium

Long after the fall of both the Nazi and communist regimes, today's new authoritarians have come up with creative ways to wash away inconvenient knowledge.

By Peter Gross
 
9 January 2019
Kyrgyzstan Instagram Star Comes of Age and Flies the Nest

The Internet’s vast potential for self-expression seems more relevant in Central Asia than ever before. From Eurasianet.

By Chris Rickleton
 
29 November 2018
Kyrgyzstan Drawn Into China’s Muslim Crackdown Premium

The Central Asian country is tied to China by a multitude of trade and ethnic links.

 
20 November 2018
A New Eurasian Order?
Kazakhstan is hoping to reap economic benefits from performing a balancing between China and Russia. From The Conversation.
By Moritz Pieper
 
12 November 2018
Getting the Message Across Premium

In an unusual program, artists team up with NGOs from Russia and Central Asia to tell their stories in visually striking ways.

By Kate Syme-Lamont
 
25 October 2018
Kazakh Businessman Linked to Dissident Jailed in Fraud Case Premium
Backers of prisoner say he is another victim of a proxy campaign against exiled opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov.
 
12 October 2018
Central Asian Boxers in Tough Fight to Restore Sport’s Luster Premium

Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.

 

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