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President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS
Kazakhstan is interested in broadening its ties with Albania: Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has met the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama.

Kazakhstan is interested in broadening its ties with Albania: Nazarbayev
© Yaroslav Radlovsky
Astana shadow economy worth around $4 billion

Astana’s mayor Imangali Tasmagambetov declared that the shadow economy in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana is worth around 540 billion tenge ($3.97 billion).

Astana shadow economy worth around $4 billion
Agonei Romero (right)
Spanish MMA figher runs away from fight in Astana

A MMA fighter from M-1 Challenge 48 Battle of Nomads took off and never showed up for the fight in Astana.

Spanish MMA figher runs away from fight in Astana
Denis Ten. ©REUTERS
Denis Ten to hold his figure skating shows in Almaty and Astana

Figure skating stars from Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and France will take part in the ice shows of Denis Ten, the bronze winner of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games from Kazakhstan.

Denis Ten to hold his figure skating shows in Almaty and Astana
Chairman of Kazakhstan's tourism industry committee Marat Igaliyev and  the Ambassador of Mexico in Turkey and Kazakhstan Martha Elena Barcena Coqui.
Kazakhstan and Mexico to exchange Embassies

Kazakhstan and Mexico are going to exchange embassies in the coming two years.

Kazakhstan and Mexico to exchange Embassies
Participants of the Miss 7 Continents-2014. Photo courtesy of the contest organizers.
Kazakhstan's models awarded at Miss 7 Continents-2014

Models from Kazakhstan have won two titles - the First Runner-up Photo Model of the Globe and the Second Runner-up Photo Model of the Globe - at the Miss 7 Continents-2014.

Kazakhstan's models awarded at Miss 7 Continents-2014
Photo courtesy of azikonya.com
$27.6 billion invested into construction of Astana in the last 16 years

The population of the city has tripled for the period, with the GDP growing more than 54 times. The share of Astana in the nation’s GDP has grown 6 times: Imangali Tassmagambetov, the City Mayor.

$27.6 billion invested into construction of Astana in the last 16 years
Photo courtesy of airspot.ru
Astana Airport closes down on May 22-25

The Astana airport will not be servicing incoming or outgoing passenger flights on May 22-25 because of the KADEX-2014.

Astana Airport closes down on May 22-25
©idea-lab.kz
Almaty to beat Moscow by trade areas supply

Almaty will outgrow Moscow by Gross Leasable Area per capita in two years.

Almaty to beat Moscow by trade areas supply
Mirbolat Ayupov. ©Turar Kazangapov
Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana

Astana is hosting the international conference and exhibition ASTEX-2014 on May 19-20, 2014.

Internet penetration at 70% in Kazakhstan: ASTEX-2014 in Astana
Tengrinews.kz file photo.
Kazakhstan to supply electric locomotives to Azerbaijan

Alstom Transport has signed a contract to supply 50 KZ8A freight locomotives produced in Astana-based Elektrovoz Kurastyru Zauitty to Azerbaijan Railways.

Kazakhstan to supply electric locomotives to Azerbaijan
 ©Turar Kazangapov
EXPO-2017 venues to be ready by December 2016

Construction of EXPO-2017 venues in Astana is expected to be completed by December 2016.

EXPO-2017 venues to be ready by December 2016
Photo courtesy of  kirov-v-mire.ru
9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana

Japanese Dolls exhibition will take place at the First President Museum in Astana starting from May 21st.

9 days of Japanese Dolls exhibition in Astana
Photo courtesy of Press  Office of Defence Ministry of Kazakhstan
Military brass bands parade to take place in Astana

The second international festival of military brass bands will take place in Astana on May 21-25, 2014.

Military brass bands parade to take place in Astana
Forward of Kazakhstan's women national football team   Yulia Nikolaenko. Photo courtesy of vk.com.
Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications

The women’s national football team of Kazakhstan has won 4:1 over Bulgarian team in a qualifying match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Football: Kazakhstan women's team wins Bulgaria in FIFA qualifications
©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Air Astana to launch more flights to Europe

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana national airline will be performing charter flights from Almaty and Astana to several South European tourist cities.

Air Astana to launch more flights to Europe
Veteran Ismail Galiulin at the tank firing range © Tengrinews
88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets

After a 60-year break 88-year-old veteran-tankman from Kazakhstan's Karaganda Ismail Galiulin showed that good skill never fades away.

88-yo Kazakhstan veteran in perfect shape: races tank, destroys targets
Portrait of the Golden Princess as recreated by scientists. 
Photo courtesy of tarih-begalinka.kz
Golden Princess burial, oldest of its kind in Kazakhstan

Ancient burial of a noble woman discovered in Western Kazakhstan Oblast two years ago declared the oldest golden burial in Kazakhstan.

Golden Princess burial, oldest of its kind in Kazakhstan
Photo courtesy of sila-znaniy.com
Malaria mosquitoes spotted in Astana

Anopheles claviger, a malaria mosquito species uncommon for Kazakhstan, has been spotted in the wetlands near Astana.

Malaria mosquitoes spotted in Astana
Flower-laying ceremony. Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Kazakhstan's President congratulates on V-Day

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated the country on the Victory Day at the flower-laying ceremony at Otan Korgaushylar (Defenders of the Homeland) monument.

Kazakhstan's President congratulates on V-Day