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Kazakhstani designer Balnur Assanova presents SS16 collection at MFW

Kazakhstani designer Balnur Assanova (BALNUR) has presented her pret-a-porter Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Moscow Fashion Week (MFW).

Kazakhstani designer Balnur Assanova presents SS16 collection at MFW
Darya Shmalenko in the center. Personal file photo.
Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow

A schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk city in eastern Kazakhstan has clinched the first place at the III International Contest of Young Singers Golden Note held in Moscow.

Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow
Yerlan Idrissov ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan Foreign Minister tags crisis in Ukraine anomaly

Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Idrissov said that the conflict in Ukraine was an anomaly.

Kazakhstan Foreign Minister tags crisis in Ukraine anomaly
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
Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin. ©Asemgul Kassenova
Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Together we will overcome everything: Nazarbayev tells Putin
Conference "Kazakhstan's way: factors of stability and sustainable development"
Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow

A scientific-practical conference was held with participation of several prominent figures in Moscow on the topics of Kazakhstan's economic development, its relations with Russia and the Eurasian integration.

Eurasian integration and Kazakh-Russian relations discussed in Moscow
Photo courtesy of the press service of Akorda
Nazarbayev speaks about launching Eurasian Economic Union

The Eurasian Economic Union is coming into force on January 1, 2015. Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the new integration union and what it meant for the member states.

Nazarbayev speaks about launching Eurasian Economic Union
Photo courtesy of akorda.kz
Putin meets Nazarbayev in Moscow

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives in Moscow after paying official visit to Ukraine.

Putin meets Nazarbayev in Moscow
Toned, tattooed Mickey Rourke returns to ring at 62 -- and wins
Toned, tattooed Mickey Rourke returns to ring at 62 -- and wins

Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke picked up his boxing career on Friday night in Moscow at 62 years old.

Toned, tattooed Mickey Rourke returns to ring at 62 -- and wins
Photo courtesy of the press service of Kazakhstan's Defence Ministry
Kazakh Defence Minister takes part in CIS Defence Ministers Council in Moscow

Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov has taken part in the Council of Defence Ministers of the CIS in Moscow, Russia.

Kazakh Defence Minister takes part in CIS Defence Ministers Council in Moscow
Fears grow of return to all-out fighting in Ukraine
Fears grow of return to all-out fighting in Ukraine

New unidentified armoured columns rumbled toward the pro-Moscow rebel stronghold in eastern Ukraine.

Fears grow of return to all-out fighting in Ukraine
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow
Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow

Thousands of Russians gathered outside the former KGB headquarters in Moscow for an annual ritual commemorating the tens of thousands killed in Stalin-era repressions.

Thousands mourn victims of Stalin-era purges in Moscow
Diana Sharapova. Photo from the singer's Facebook profile.
Kazakh singer advances to battle round at Russian Voice

Kazakh singer Diana Sharapova has joined the team of Russian popular singer Leonid Agutin at Golos, a Russian version of internationally renowned The Voice.

Kazakh singer advances to battle round at Russian Voice
Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists
Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists

A major conference aimed at cutting global smoking rates in Moscow found itself grappling with another issue.

Anti-tobacco conference struggles to stub out lobbyists
Alexander Potkin  ©Sergey Mikheyev/Kommersant.ru
Russian nationalist arrested over Ablyazov embezzlement case; Ablyazov hearings commence in France

Russian police arrests Alexander Potkin, a well-known nationalist, in connection with the BTA Bank embezzlement case worth $5 billion. French court restarts Ablyazov extradition hearings.

Russian nationalist arrested over Ablyazov embezzlement case; Ablyazov hearings commence in France
Irina Smolnikova. Photo © mir24.tv
Kazakhstani runner wins Moscow Marathon for second time

A Kazakhstani runner from Ridder town Irina Smolnikova has won the Moscow International Marathon among women for the second time.

Kazakhstani runner wins Moscow Marathon for second time
Alina Komissarova. Photo courtesy of nv.kz.
8-y.o. Kazakhstani wins Grand Prix of Mini Miss Russia-2014

8-year-old Alina Komissarova from the city of Karaganda in central Kazakhstan has won the Grand Prix of Mini Miss Russia-2014 that took place in Moscow on September 23.

8-y.o. Kazakhstani wins Grand Prix of Mini Miss Russia-2014
Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food
Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food

In a Moscow supermarket, the dairy section is piled with imported yoghurts -- unlike the empty shelves in many other shops in the Russian capital.

Suppliers scramble for alternatives as Russia bans Western food
Alexander Volchkov and Yekaterina Shipulina ©Mark  Khageman/bolshoi.ru
Principal dancers of Bolshoi Theatre to perform in Astana Opera House

The principal dancers of Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow will perform in Astana Opera House for the first time ever on September 23.

Principal dancers of Bolshoi Theatre to perform in Astana Opera House
Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia
Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia

A giant Moscow complex extolling the days of the old planned economy has been restored amid a wave of nostalgia for Russia's past.

Russian Communist park restored amid wave of nostalgia