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The Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017 Akhmetzhan Yessimov.
Newly appointed Chairman Yessimov lays off top management of Astana EXPO-2017

Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the newly appointed Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017 National Company, has started restructuring the company.

Newly appointed Chairman Yessimov lays off top management of Astana EXPO-2017
Photo © Akorda press office
Nazarbayev instructs government to cut back expenses

Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the government and Akims (Mayors) to cut back expenses where possible.

Nazarbayev instructs government to cut back expenses
New Akim of Almaty Baurzhan Baibek. Photo courtesy of old.liter.kz
Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan

Baurzhan Baibek has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Almaty. Former Almaty Mayor Akhtemzhan Yessimov was appointed to lead the Astana EXPO-2017 steering company.

Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan
Illustration ©Tengrinews.kz
More pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes in Almaty

Turksib and Bostandyk Districts of Almaty city in southern Kazakhstan are going to have more pedestrian areas.

More pedestrian paths and bicycle lanes in Almaty
Photo courtesy of news-nn.com
First McDonald's to open in Astana

Two McDonald’s fast food restaurants are opening in Astana soon.

First McDonald's to open in Astana
Serikbay Trumov. Photo courtesy of lada.kz
New Aktau Akim appointed

Serikbay Trumov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

New Aktau Akim appointed
Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar

Construction of a hazardous waste recycling plant is planned in Pavlodar.

Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar
Adilbek Zhaksybekov. Photo © tengrinews.kz
Astana Mayor appointed Chairman of EXPO-2017 National Company instead of Talgat Yermegiayev

Talgat Yermegiayev has been relieved of his position as Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO-2017 National Company in Kazakhstan.

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Astana Mayor appointed Chairman of EXPO-2017 National Company instead of Talgat Yermegiayev
Khiuaz Dospanova. Photo © e-history.kz
Atyrau International Airport to be named after legendary Kazakh female war pilot Dospanova

The Atyrau International Airport will be named after the legendary Kazakh pilot Khiuaz Dospanova who participated in the Great Patriotic War (WWII).

Atyrau International Airport to be named after legendary Kazakh female war pilot Dospanova
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree appointing the Akims of Astana, Almaty and Oblasts.

Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Adilbek Zhaksybekov reappointed Astana's Mayor

Adilbek Zhaksybekov has been re-elected to the post of the Mayor of Astana city, Kazakhstan's capital.

Adilbek Zhaksybekov reappointed Astana's Mayor
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Kazakhstan crushes on bribery in high-profile case

Ex-deputy Governor, advisor to the Governor and several businessmen were found guilty in a corruption scandal that rocked Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan crushes on bribery in high-profile case
Photo courtesy of almaty.tv
Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty

The Akimat of Almaty (municipal authorities) has unveiled the draft layout of the Olympic venues.

Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty
Photo © lada.kz
Apartment building on fire in Aktau

The fire in an apartment building in Aktau in western Kazakhstan has destroyed the entire 6th floor.

Apartment building on fire in Aktau
Adilbek Dzhaksybekov ©Turar Kazangapov
New Mayor of Astana appointed

Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has been appointed Mayor of Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. He replaced Imangali Tasmagambetov as the capital’s Mayor.

New Mayor of Astana appointed
Photo © Denis Kurgannikov
National Pantheon design chosen in Astana

KazGor Project Academy’s work has been chosen as the best design for the National Pantheon in Astana.

National Pantheon design chosen in Astana
Marat Tasmaganbetov. Photo courtesy of nform.kz.
New Akim of Petropavlovsk appointed

Marat Tasmaganbetov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Petropavlovsk city in northern Kazakhstan.

New Akim of Petropavlovsk appointed
Photo© Dauren Issabayev
Cosplay cycling in Almaty

A cosplay cycling parade took place in Almaty.

Cosplay cycling in Almaty
New Akim of Almaty Oblast Amandyk Batalov. Photo courtesy of  rus.azattyq.org
New Almaty Oblast Governor appointed

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has introduced the new Akim (Governor) of Almaty Oblast during his official visit.

New Almaty Oblast Governor appointed
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovsky
No toll roads for Almaty yet: municipal authorities

At this point toll roads in Almaty will be unprofitable, Deputy Akim of Almaty said.

No toll roads for Almaty yet: municipal authorities