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Almazbek Atambayev. ©RIA Novosti
Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution

Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev supported proposed constitutional changes that would limit the power of his office while expanding the mandate of the prime minister.

Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution
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Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition

Russia is considering a common unit of account and currency for the EEU, while Kazakhstan is not eager to move forward with this project.

Russia moves forward with common currency for EEU despite Kazakhstan's opposition
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Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the USA have issued the Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation.

Central Asian countries sign Joint Declaration of Partnership and Cooperation with USA
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
Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy

10 feature films have made it in the competition program of the 11th Eurasian International Film Festival (EIFF).

Eurasian International Film Festival: from child marriage to art fantasy
Heads of the EEU member states: Serj Sargsyan, Alexander Lukashenko, Nursulatn Nazarbayev, Almazbek Atambayev and Vladimir Putin. Photo © kremlin.ru
Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Almazbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyzstan, have opened the customs border between the two countries.

Kazakh-Kyrgyz boarders opened with Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Nazarbayev ratifies Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed the ratification of the agreement on Kyrgyzstan's joining to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

Nazarbayev ratifies Kyrgyzstan's accession to EEU
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Kyrgyzstan ascends EEU, Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to open in Fall

Kyrgyzstan joined the Eurasian Economic Union on May 8 in spite of the fears that the accession could be delayed until the end of May because of fundamental differences between Kyrgyzstan's national interests and EEU regulations

Kyrgyzstan ascends EEU, Kazakh-Kyrgyz border to open in Fall
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SOC anti-terrorist drills take place in Kyrgyzstan

Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) had joint anti terrorist military drills in Kyrgyzstan.

SOC anti-terrorist drills take place in Kyrgyzstan
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US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan

Many believe that the cargo weighing 152 tons that has been received by the US Embassy in Bishkek is more than just construction materials as the Embassy staff claims.

US Embassy in Bishkek receives odd cargo ahead of elections in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
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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
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Tunisia wants to join Customs Union

Tunisia has sent a request for joining the Customs Union.

Tunisia wants to join Customs Union
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Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention

The lower chamber of Kazakhstan’s Parliament - the Majilis - has ratified a draft bill on Amendments to Articles 25 and 26 of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.

Kazakhstan's Majilis ratifies amendments to Water Convention
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EurAsEC termination agreement signed in Minsk

An agreement on termination of the Eurasian Economic Union (EurAsEC) has been signed by the interstate council in Minsk on October 10.

EurAsEC termination agreement signed in Minsk
Photo courtesy of  Ministry of Defence press office.
Kazakhstani peace battalion and NATO participate in Steppe Eagle exercise in Germany

Kazakhstani peacekeeping battalion is taking part in the Steppe Eagle 2014 exercise in Germany.

Kazakhstani peace battalion and NATO participate in Steppe Eagle exercise in Germany
Cycler Alexey Lutsenko wins gold at Asian Games
Cycler Alexey Lutsenko wins gold at Asian Games

Kazakhstani cycler Alexey Lutsenko has become the champion at the Asian Games in road cycling.

Cycler Alexey Lutsenko wins gold at Asian Games
Yurt. Photo © Aizhan Tugelbayeva
Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO

Yurt, a portable dwelling of Central Asian nomads, may be recognized as a cultural heritage of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan by the end of 2014.

Yurt may be recognized as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan's cultural heritage: UNESCO
Oksana Klochkova. Photo courtesy of Oksana Klochkova
Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014

Three Kazakhstanis will compete at the International Beauty Pageant Miss Bikini CIS-2014.

Three Kazakhstanis to compete for Miss Bikini CIS-2014
Uch-Kurgan hydro-electric powerplant. Photo ©knews.kg
Kyrgyzstan resumes water supply to Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan has resumed water supply from Uch-Kurgan hydro-electric powerplant to Kazakhstan in the amount of 350 cubic meters per second.

Kyrgyzstan resumes water supply to Kazakhstan
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Irrigation water shortage in Kyrgyzstan hits Kazakhstan

Committee for water resources of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Environment has commented on the decrease in water supply to Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan.

Irrigation water shortage in Kyrgyzstan hits Kazakhstan