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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
Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'
Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'

Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that "nobody wants to believe it"

Putin: 'We don't want the USSR back but no one believes us'
Dzhuna, Kremlin psychic healer, dies at 65
Dzhuna, Kremlin psychic healer, dies at 65

Dzhuna, a famed mystic healer and astrologer who is said to have treated Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and Russian celebrities, died on Monday at 65.

Dzhuna, Kremlin psychic healer, dies at 65
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
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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
Photo courtesy of the MInistry of Defence press office.
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
Photo courtesy of ecorepublicano.es
The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards

Kazakhstani-Spanish The Forgotten of Karaganda documentary film has been awarded at the California Film Awards as the Best Documentary,

The Forgotten of Karaganda awarded at California Film Awards
President Nazarbayev. Akorda ©
Economic Eurasian Union bears no resemblance to USSR: President Nazarbayev

When asked what event was the most significant for Kazakhstan in 2014, President named signing of the agreement to launch the Eurasian Economic Union back in May.

Economic Eurasian Union bears no resemblance to USSR: President Nazarbayev
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
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
 Almaty. Photo courtesy of almaty.kz
Almaty and Astana best cities of former USSR according to Forbes

Russian Forbes named Almaty and Astana among best cities of the former USSR.

Almaty and Astana best cities of former USSR according to Forbes
Photo © Yaroslav Radlovskiy
History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan

The main idea behind the celebration is to create awareness of the great number of ethnic groups and nations living in Kazakhstan.

History of May 1 celebration in Kazakhstan
Illustration © Tengrinews.kz
Ukraine benefits from cooperation with Russia and Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev

In his speech at Moscow State University President Nazarbayev said that Ukraine would benefit from cooperation with Russian and Kazakhstan amid any scenario.

Ukraine benefits from cooperation with Russia and Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev
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Rebirth of USSR is mythical: Nazarbayev

Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev has given a speech at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in which he stated that rebirth of the Soviet Union was impossible.

Rebirth of USSR is mythical: Nazarbayev
Photo a courtesy of Maiya Aitben's vk.com page
Fairest of them all: Kazakh girl wins hearts of online voters at Miss USSR 2014

A Kazakh belle Maiya Aitben has charmed the most number of online voters and got 722 votes.

Fairest of them all: Kazakh girl wins hearts of online voters at Miss USSR 2014
The participants of <i>Miss USSR 2013</i>. ©facebook.com/missussr.co.uk
Contestants of Miss USSR UK 2014 from Kazakhstan unveiled

A number of participant representing Kazakhstan at the Miss USSR UK 2014 have been unveiled.

Contestants of Miss USSR UK 2014 from Kazakhstan unveiled
Pro-EU Ukrainians mass in biggest rally since Orange Revolution
Pro-EU Ukrainians mass in biggest rally since Orange Revolution

Pro-Western Ukrainians on Sunday held the biggest protest rally in Kiev since the 2004 Orange Revolution, urging the government to sign a historic pact with the European Union and clashing with police.

Pro-EU Ukrainians mass in biggest rally since Orange Revolution
50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR
50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR

The Soviet Union 50 years ago allowed publication of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's landmark account of life in the Stalin prison camps "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", shocking readers by revealing a hitherto hidden horror.

50 years since Solzhenitsyn Gulag story shocked USSR
United Nations Development Program in Kazakhstan. Illustration by tengrinews.kz
Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development

UNDP published their annual human development report. Kazakhstan comes 68th - the highest rank among Central Asian countries.

Kazakhstan leads Central Asia in human development
August 29, 1949. First nuclear test in the USSR. Semipalatinsk testing polygon.
After the Apocalypse by Antony Butts to hit the screens in May

After the Apocalypse by British Antony Butts, a film about Semipalatinsk and the lives of people distorted by the man-made nuclear disaster, to hit screens in May.

After the Apocalypse by Antony Butts to hit the screens in May
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