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Four soldiers drown during military exercise in Kazakhstan

Four soldiers have drowned during the second stage of Center 2015 military drills in Aktau, Kazakhstan.

Four soldiers drown during military exercise in Kazakhstan
Zhanna Stinson. Screenshot from “On the Planet of Culture with Shanna May”.
From US beauty pageant to promotion of cultural diversity on TV: Kazakhstani native Zhanna Stinson

Kazakhstani born Zhanna Stinson celebrates cultural diversity in her TV Program “On the Planet of Culture with Shanna May”.

From US beauty pageant to promotion of cultural diversity on TV: Kazakhstani native Zhanna Stinson
Luiza Nurkuatova. Photo courtesy of lada.kz.
10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk

10-year-old Luiza Nurkuatova from Aktau in western Kazakhstan has won the Grand Prix of the International Junior Song Contest held as part of the Slavianski Bazaar-2015.

10-year-old talent wins Grand Prix of International Junior Song Contest in Vitebsk
Deputy Akim of Mangistau Oblast Rakimbek Amirzhanov and Consul General of Iran in Aktau Mahmoud Adib ©lada.kz
Next oil refinery in Kazakhstan to be built together with Iran

Deputy Akim of Kazakhstan's Mangistau Oblast declared that the fourth oil refinery in Kazakhstan would be built in cooperation with Iran.

Next oil refinery in Kazakhstan to be built together with Iran
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
Photo courtesy of the press office of Kazakhstan's Temir Zholy.
Expansion of Aktau seaport goes according to schedule: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy

The expansion of Kazakhstan's Aktau seaport to the north goes according to schedule.

Expansion of Aktau seaport goes according to schedule: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Photo courtesy of witness.
SCAT airplane catches fire in Aktau airport

SCAT airplane has caught fire in the airport of Aktau city in western Kazakhstan.

SCAT airplane catches fire in Aktau airport
©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstan and Lithuania sign bilateral agreements

Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov and the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius have signed a number of bilateral agreements.

Kazakhstan and Lithuania sign bilateral agreements
Rome and Juliette ballet
Stars of Russian Ballet in Almaty, Astana and Aktau

Stars of Russian ballet will be brining masterpieces of classical music and choreography to Almaty, Astana and Aktau in Kazakhstan.

Stars of Russian Ballet in Almaty, Astana and Aktau
©tumba.kz
Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan hit by dust storm

Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan has been hit by a heavy dust storm with wind gusts up to 25 meters per second.

Mangistau oblast in western Kazakhstan hit by dust storm
Photo courtesy of Tumba.kz
Oil wastes burn in Kazakhstan's West

Oil wastes were burning in one of Aktaus' industrial zones in Kazakhstan's West.

Oil wastes burn in Kazakhstan's West
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
Photo courtesy of Kadyrbek Aidaruly/lada.kz
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan visits Aktau

The British Ambassador to Kazakhstan has visited Aktau to discuss prospects of British companies for expanding their activities in Mangistau region.

British Ambassador to Kazakhstan visits Aktau
Photo courtesy of Tumba.kz
Mysterious airplane parts delivered to Aktau airport in Western Kazakhstan

Disassembled airplanes of unclear origin have been delivered to the Aktau airport in Western Kazakhstan.

Mysterious airplane parts delivered to Aktau airport in Western Kazakhstan
©Tengrinews
Nazarbayev says Mangistau economy rests on oil production, there is need to develop other sectors

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with entrepreneurs and community representatives in Aktau, where he outlined the priority areas of development.

Nazarbayev says Mangistau economy rests on oil production, there is need to develop other sectors
©lada.kz
Cradle hell of a year-old in Kazakhstan

What happened to this little boy has shocked Kazakhstan. Motives behind people's actions can be puzzling and at times disturbing.

Cradle hell of a year-old in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of lada.kz
Drunk water scooter driver drowns girl in Aktau

A 19 y.o. girl died in a water scooter accident at the Nur Plaza beach in Aktau, westerner Kazakhstan on August 9.

Drunk water scooter driver drowns girl in Aktau
Dust storm in Aktau. © <a href="http://www.lada.kz/" target="_blank">Lada</a>
Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity

A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity.

Dust storm cuts Kazakhstan's Aktau off water and electricity
Photo ©Lada, Olga Yaroslavskaya
Car explodes in Aktau city

A Toyota Carina has caught fire and then exploded in Aktau city.

Car explodes in Aktau city
Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz.
Kazakhstan divides its cities into 3 categories

Kazakhstan's cities will be divided into three categories for development purposes.

Kazakhstan divides its cities into 3 categories