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Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned

Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/

Olympics: German weightlifting coach wants seven nations banned
Oil price slump forces Azerbaijan to stop propping up currency
Oil price slump forces Azerbaijan to stop propping up currency

Energy-rich Azerbaijan, whose economy has been hit hard by falling oil prices, withdrew support Monday for its embattled currency and the manat plunged by nearly a third against the dollar.

Oil price slump forces Azerbaijan to stop propping up currency
Photo courtesy of KTZ press office
New transportation opportunities for Trans-Caspian Route: Nomad express container train welcomed in Baku

On August 3, Baku welcomed the Nomad express container train traveling from Shihezi, China to Georgia via Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

New transportation opportunities for Trans-Caspian Route: Nomad express container train welcomed in Baku
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Mobile Internet speed in Kazakhstan increases

The average speed of mobile Internet in Kazakhstan has increased to 10.47 megabit per second.

Mobile Internet speed in Kazakhstan increases
Kairat Kelimbetov ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are best prepared for economic shocks: Kelimbetov

According to the Central Bank Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are best prepared for global economic shocks among all post-Soviet countries apart from Russia.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan are best prepared for economic shocks: Kelimbetov
The joint photo of the heads of delegations in the Alexander Park after the celebrations of the Victory Day. Photo courtesy of may9.ru.
Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, has met with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the leaders of Azerbaijan, Cuba, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Serbia, South Africa, Venezuela during his official two-day visit to Moscow, Russia.

Nazarbayev meets with UN Secretary General and leaders of seven countries in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin ©RIA Novosti
Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection

Foreign leaders have congratulated the Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on his victory in the presidential elections.

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Foreign leaders congratulate Nursultan Nazarbayev on reelection
Hollande raises Azerbaijan's rights record in Baku talks
Hollande raises Azerbaijan's rights record in Baku talks

French President Francois Hollande raised rights abuses with ex-Soviet Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev at talks focused on its simmering dispute with Armenia.

Hollande raises Azerbaijan's rights record in Baku talks
Photo courtesy of gaming-post.ru
Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers

Halo franchise has made free Halo Online FPS available to Kazakhstan and other former Soviet countries.

Halo Online to be open for Kazakhstani gamers
Photo © vk.com/astana_arlans
Astana Arlans defeat Baku Fires 4:1

Kazakhstani boxing club Astana Arlans has defeated the Azeri Baku Fires in the 10th week of the World Series Boxing.

Astana Arlans defeat Baku Fires 4:1
Rasul Saliev vs Temirtas Zhussupov. Photo © World Series Boxing 2015
Wolves lock jaws on 1st place in Group B: Astana Arlans win Baku Fires 3:2

Kazakhstan’s finest boxers from the Astana Arlans have travelled to Guba, Azerbaijan to face their great rivals the Baku Fires.

Wolves lock jaws on 1st place in Group B: Astana Arlans win Baku Fires 3:2
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic. ©RIA Novosti
OSCE calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease hostilities

The OSCE called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to end deadly fighting in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

OSCE calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease hostilities
Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement to construct the Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) underwater segment.

Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to construct underwater segment of TASIM
Photo courtesy of the Border Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Trilateral navy exercises with Kazakhstan's participation to take place on Caspian Sea

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia will have joint naval exercises on the Caspian Sea.

Trilateral navy exercises with Kazakhstan's participation to take place on Caspian Sea
Vasiliy Levit and Serik Sapiev. Photo © astanaarlans.kz
New boxers, new Olympic managers for Astana Arlans in 5th Season of WSB

The Kazakhstani boxing club Astana Arlans has presented the team members of the new season at the AIBA World Boxing Academy in Almaty.

New boxers, new Olympic managers for Astana Arlans in 5th Season of WSB
Zhanar Dugalov. Photo © CCS
Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014

Kazakhstani singer Zhanar Dugalova has become the winner of the Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014 competition that took place in Tatarstan.

Zhanar Dugalova wins Turkvizyon Song Contest 2014
Photo © RIA Novosty
Russian ruble fall has little effect on Kazakhstan economy: IMF

Kazakhstan is not strongly influenced by the changes in the currency rate of the Russian ruble.

Russian ruble fall has little effect on Kazakhstan economy: IMF
4th Caspian summit. Photo courtesy of the press service of Russian president
Caspian Sea is the sea of friendship and peace: Nazarbayev

President Nazarbayev speaks about the importance of decisions reached at the 4th Caspian Summit.

Caspian Sea is the sea of friendship and peace: Nazarbayev
During the Caspian Summit ©RIA Novosti
Caspian states agree third party military forces should stay away from the Sea

The five countries of the Caspian Sea have agreed on keeping third party military forces away from the Sea.

Caspian states agree third party military forces should stay away from the Sea
Presidents of Caspian littoral states from left to right: Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. ©RIA Novosti
Nazarbayev calls Caspian Summit in Russia a breakthrough

Heads of Caspian littoral states have gathered in Russia and reached a number of important agreements.

Nazarbayev calls Caspian Summit in Russia a breakthrough