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Talgat Ermegiyayev  (С). ©Tengrinews
Kazakhstan jails international expo organiser for corruption

Kazakhstan sentenced a former minister to 14 years in prison for embezzling millions while heading Kazakhstan's preparations for EXPO-2017.

Kazakhstan jails international expo organiser for corruption
Vincenzo Nibali with his teammates from Astana Pro cycling team, Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of Astana Pro Team
Nibali wins dramatic 99th Giro d'Italia for Kazakhstan

Vincenzo Nibali staring for Kazakhstan's Astana Pro cycling team secured his second Giro d'Italia triumph on Sunday.

Nibali wins dramatic 99th Giro d'Italia for Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of Astana Football Club.
Pipe dreams: Kazakhstan's hopes of sports empire hit by oil crash

A quartet of state-of-the art, government-built stadia rise out of former marshland in energy-rich Kazakhstan's futuristic capital Astana, but the Central Asian state's soaring sporting ambitions have been shot down by the global oil slump.

Pipe dreams: Kazakhstan's hopes of sports empire hit by oil crash
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged

Warm weather and rains have given way to winds and blizzards in Astana.

Blizzard in Astana: flights and train delayed, Christmas trees and cars damaged
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Kazakhstan to introduce visa free entry for developed countries

Kazakhstan plans to simplify visa procedures for 34 OECD countries, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Monaco.

Kazakhstan to introduce visa free entry for developed countries
Astana Opera. Photo © Karla Nur
La Bayadere premiers at Astana Opera for Christmas

Astana Opera presents one of the most popular and complex classical ballets La Bayadere by French choreographer Marius Petipa for Christmas.

La Bayadere premiers at Astana Opera for Christmas
Photo © akorda.kz
Nazarbayev meets Japan's PM Shinzo Abe in Astana

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in Astana.

Nazarbayev meets Japan's PM Shinzo Abe in Astana
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Kazakhstani app wins at Startup Conference

Kazakhstani Wipon project won the main prize of 25,000 dollars at the biggest tech conference in Central Asia.

Kazakhstani app wins at Startup Conference
Photo© strategy2050.kz
Kazakhstan receives EXPO flag from Italy

Anuarbek Musin, Commissioner General for the national section at the EXPO 2015 has received the flag for the upcoming EXPO-2017 that is to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan receives EXPO flag from Italy
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Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Karim Massimov described the implications of the Russian ruble's devaluation in fall 2014 for the Kazakh economy.

Russia-Kazakhstan exchange rate policy implications discussed in Astana
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Geo-economy of Eurasian region discussed at Astana Club

The first meeting of the Astana club has gathered over 50 experts in economics, politics, international relationships to discuss the geo-economic situation in the Eurasian regio

Geo-economy of Eurasian region discussed at Astana Club
Karim Massimov and Ilya Ilyin. Photo courtesy of the athlete's Instagram page.
Ilya Ilyin takes selfie with Kazakh PM

Four-time world champion and two-time Olympic champion in weightlifting Ilya Ilyin has taken a selfie with Kazakhstan’s Prime-Minister Karim Massimov.

Ilya Ilyin takes selfie with Kazakh PM
Principal Dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet Oksana Skorik
Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera

Principal dancers of world famous Mariinsky Theater Oksana Skorik and Yevgeniy Ivanchenko came to Astana.

Principal dancers of Mariinsky Theater perform in Astana Opera
Vladimir Putin. ©RIA Novosti
Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan in mid-October.

Putin to visit Kazakhstan in mid-October
Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is arriving to Kazakhstan with an official visit on October 15.

Russian delegation led by Vladimir Putin to arrive in Astana
China's Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan meets Nursultan Nazarbayev
China continues strengthening military relations with Kazakhstan

China's Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan has arrived to Kazakhstan on an official visit.

China continues strengthening military relations with Kazakhstan
Photo © REUTERS
Can Kazakhstan keep Netherlands out of Euro 2016?

Kazakhstan's national football team plays against the Netherlands at the UEFA Euro Qualifiers in Astana on October 10

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Can Kazakhstan keep Netherlands out of Euro 2016?
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Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana

The second round of Syrian talks that kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana on October 2 has ended with a joint declaration.

Syrian opposition sign joint document in Kazakhstan's Astana
The Sphere of EXPO 2017 in Astana. Still frame from the model video
EXPO-2017 Sphere will put Astana on the map: Khuan Chew

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with KCA International and Sembol Construction about EXPO-2017 venues in Astana.

EXPO-2017 Sphere will put Astana on the map: Khuan Chew
Photo © Jacob Crawfurd
Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4

NoreumMachi, a South Korean musical band, is performing at Astana Opera for the first time as a part of the International Silk Way Festival.

Noreum Machi bring traditional Korean music to Astana Opera on October 4