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Next round of talks on Ukraine crisis to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstani political expert believes the talks in Minsk have advanced the negotiations on Ukraine to a new level and the next round of talks may be held in Kazakhstan.

Next round of talks on Ukraine crisis to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan
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Kazakh mayor accuses international media of 'promoting' homosexuality

Astana mayor Tasmagambetov spoke about the importance of education and called the Kazakhstan citizens to safeguard their children from the "brainwashing" coming from abroad.

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Kazakh mayor accuses international media of 'promoting' homosexuality
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Tosca opera to open Silk Road Festival in Astana

Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca with Anna Pirozzi, Massimo Giordano and Alberto Gazale will open the Silk Road festival at the Astana Opera theater.

Tosca opera to open Silk Road Festival in Astana
Photo courtesy of astanafans.com.
Bike ride with Tour de'France Champion to be held in Astana

Astana residents and guests of the city will have a great opportunity to take a ride with Tour de'France 2014 Champion Vincenzo Nibali caped for Kazakhstan on August 24 in Astana.

Bike ride with Tour de'France Champion to be held in Astana
Tengri and Bouri. Photo  courtesy of www.expo2017mascot.kz
Best mascot design chosen for EXPO-2017

Tengri and Bouri have been chosen as the best contenders for the EXPO-2017 mascots.

Best mascot design chosen for EXPO-2017
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New Ferris wheel in Astana to be as tall as 18-storey building

A new Ferris wheel in the reconstructed metropolitan park in Astana will be as tall as an 18-storey building.

New Ferris wheel in Astana to be as tall as 18-storey building
10-year-old Mukhammedali Zhugunusov. Photo courtesy of Zhugunusov family.
10-yo Kazakh singer succeeds at Junior New Wave 2014

Mukhammedali Zhugunusov, a 10 year singer from Kazakhstan won the third place at the Junior New Wave 2014.

10-yo Kazakh singer succeeds at Junior New Wave 2014
Photo courtesy of panacea-med.ru.
Heated swimming pool to be built in Astana

A heated outdoor swimming pool will be constructed in Astana in place of the demolished waterpark in a metropolitan park.

Heated swimming pool to be built in Astana
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit Kazakhstan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit Kazakhstan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani is coming to Kazakhstan on his first official visit.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to visit Kazakhstan
Vasiliy Levit of Astana Arlans. Photo courtesy of WSB
Champions match: Astana Arlans to face Cuba Domadores in September

The Astana Arlans will face the Cuba Domadores in the Championship match in September.

Champions match: Astana Arlans to face Cuba Domadores in September
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Elevator manufacturing plant unveiled in Astana

Kazakh-Chinese joint elevator plant has been unveiled in Astana, Kazakhstan's capital.

Elevator manufacturing plant unveiled in Astana
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Astana policemen learning English for EXPO-2017

Astana policemen have begun learning English in the run-up to EXPO 2017.

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Astana policemen learning English for EXPO-2017
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Nazarbayev rearranges Kazakh government

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev declared a government reorganization during today’s expanded cabinet meeting.

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Nazarbayev rearranges Kazakh government
Bike taxi. Photo courtesy of organizers.
Bike taxi open in Astana

Bike taxi has been appeared in Astana, a first time ever in Kazakhstan.

Bike taxi open in Astana
Shakespeare's Globe to perform Hamlet in English in Astana
Shakespeare's Globe to perform Hamlet in English in Astana

The world renowned Shakespeare's Globe theatre will perform one of William Shakespeare's greatest plays Hamlet in Astana in English.

Shakespeare's Globe to perform Hamlet in English in Astana
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Monument to Kazakhstan's budget?

A recently installed fountain in a city park of Astana became an object of ridicule from Internet users.

Monument to Kazakhstan's budget?
Long queues for dollars ©Turar Kazangapov
Astana residents stocking up on dollars 'just in case'

Astana residents have been forming queues near currency exchange officer on Thursday.

Astana residents stocking up on dollars 'just in case'
Medical laboratory. © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Meningitis hits another city in Kazakhstan

78 more people have been registered with meningitis in Kazakhstan.

Meningitis hits another city in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz
Chief doctor denies Astana meningitis outbreak

Chief sanitary doctor of Kazakhstan's capital Zhandarbek Bekshin has denied that there is a meningitis outbreak in Astana.

Chief doctor denies Astana meningitis outbreak
Photo courtesy of ja-realestate.ru
Turks teach Astana hotel personnel nuances of Eastern hospitality for EXPO-2017

Astana hospitality business workers were trained by Turkish experts for the EXPO-2017.

Turks teach Astana hotel personnel nuances of Eastern hospitality for EXPO-2017