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Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. ©akorda.kz
Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir

76-year-old Nazarbayev is now the last surviving Soviet-era leader to still be in charge of one of the countries that emerged from the USSR.

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle

A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.

Lennon not Lenin: Ukraine renames street after late Beatle
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Turar Tashkibayev
Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy

On the eve of the Constitution Day in Kazakhstan, President Nazarbayev commented on accusations of autocracy.

Nazarbayev suggests studying Asian mentality instead of accusing Kazakhstan of autocracy
Golovkin loses to Kovalev in Top 5 Post-Soviet country boxers

Kazakhstani boxer Gennady Golovin (33-0, 30KOs), the holder of the WBA Super, IBO and WBC Interim middleweight titles from Kazakhstan, was named among the Top 5 boxers from the post-Soviet space according to BoxingPlanet.ru.

Golovkin loses to Kovalev in Top 5 Post-Soviet country boxers
After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection

Buried and long forgotten, the head of a giant Lenin statue is set to make a comeback in the German capital a quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

After 'Goodbye Lenin', a Berlin resurrection
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Nursultan Nazarbayev hails Eurasian integration

Nursultan Nazarbayev says Eurasian integration is the way of progress and success.

Nursultan Nazarbayev hails Eurasian integration
Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Friday enacted laws banning Soviet symbols and communist-era propaganda, his office said.

Ukraine president enacts controversial laws banning Soviet symbols
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Nazarbayev talks of his greatest accomplishment

The newly elected president of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke about the time when Kazakhstan just gained independence and what the elections mean to him.

Nazarbayev talks of his greatest accomplishment
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Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May

The beginning of May in Kazakhstan has always been rich with holidays. This year, Kazakhstanis will enjoy 3 days off in May.

Kazakhstanis to have three days off in May
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Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award

A Kazakh-Spanish film about Soviet-era Spaniards held prisoners in a labor camp on the territory of present day Kazakhstan has won an award at the Jakarta Film Festival.

Kazakh-Spanish documentary wins Jakarta film festival award
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924 red tulips to honour Kazakhstani Soldiers who died Soviet Afghan War: Astana memorial service

In Astana, to honour the deceased, the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has organised memorial services and a celebration of the anniversary of end of the Soviet Afghan War.

924 red tulips to honour Kazakhstani Soldiers who died Soviet Afghan War: Astana memorial service
President Nazarbayev. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan will seek to unleash the potential of CIS: Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan will seek to further tap into the potential of the Commonwealth of Independent States during its 2015 chairmanship.

Kazakhstan will seek to unleash the potential of CIS: Nursultan Nazarbayev
Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, 83, has been hospitalised but is determined to fight for his life.

Gorbachev hospitalised, 'determined to fight for life'
Mikhail Gorbachev. Photo courtesy of  zn.ua
Nazarbayev speaks of Perestroika and Chinese reforms

During Samruk Kazyna Transformation Forum president of Kazakhstan has spoken about the defficiencies of Gorbachev's Perestroika and the successes of Chinese reforms.

Nazarbayev speaks of Perestroika and Chinese reforms
Ichak Kalderon Adizes. Photo courtesy of mosreg.ru
Dr Ichak Kalderon Adizes on Soviet time problems businesses are facing in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan does have well-educated brain force, but the question is if there is a favorable environment to have this knowledge put to use.

Dr Ichak Kalderon Adizes on Soviet time problems businesses are facing in Kazakhstan
Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets
Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets

The "House on the Corner" was one of the most feared places during Soviet times, but now people are keen to uncover its dark secrets.

Latvia's former KGB headquarters gives up its dark secrets
NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said.

NASA rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record
Old ship in the sands of Kara-Kalpakia in Uzbekistan on the spot where once was the Aral Sea. ©RIA Novosti
Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea

A top secret Soviet town for testing biological weapons stands abandoned in a Central Asian desert that was once a sea.

Marooned in Central Asian desert that was once sea
Tributes from friends and foes after last Soviet FM dies
Tributes from friends and foes after last Soviet FM dies

Former Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze, who helped end the Cold War as the Soviet Union's last foreign minister, died Monday aged 86, with tributes pouring in from friends and foes.

Tributes from friends and foes after last Soviet FM dies
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NATO offers Georgia closer ties

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday the alliance will shortly offer Georgia closer ties, but made no mention of membership, amid growing concerns over Russia's intentions in Ukraine.

NATO offers Georgia closer ties