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Unusual glow over Aktau. Photo courtesy tumba.kz
Russian Topol missile hits target in Kazakhstan

Russian military conducted a successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile Topol RS-12M from Kapustin Yar in Astrakhan region.

Russian Topol missile hits target in Kazakhstan
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WWII veteran brings wallet made of human skin to Aktau museum

A veteran of World War II brought a wallet made entirely of human skin to the astonishment of the Mangistau Museum employees.

WWII veteran brings wallet made of human skin to Aktau museum
Contest winners. Photo courtesy of Tatyana Korobeinikova Modeling School.
Aktau selects Miss Mangistau 2014

The most beautiful girl of Mangistau Oblast has been chosen in Aktau. Aliya Bekishova won the title of Miss Mangistau-2014.

Aktau selects Miss Mangistau 2014
Ninth-former Kamila Makat won the title "Princess Aktau 2014". ©lada.kz/Stanislava Kucai
Princess Aktau-2014 selected

Princess Aktau-2014 beauty contest was held in Aktau.

Princess Aktau-2014 selected
Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi
Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi

Russian figure skaters Yelena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov have won a bronze medal in the Figure Skating Ice Dance at the Sochi Olympics.

Aktau native wins bronze in Sochi
Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
Aktau no longer candidate to host nuclear power plant

Kazakhstan's nuclear power plant is not going to be constructed in Aktau city of Mangistau Oblast.

Aktau no longer candidate to host nuclear power plant
Expansion of Aktau sea port to be completed in 2014

According to Mr. Mamin, freights reloaded at Aktau port in 2013 totaled 10 million tons, 300 000 tons over the estimated target.

Expansion of Aktau sea port to be completed in 2014
©lada.kz /Denis Onishchenko
Environmental damange caused by fuel train explosion and spill near Aktau estimated at $779 thousand

Ecologists have estimated the damage caused by the fire and spill at the railway crossing near Aktau city in western Kazakhstan.

Environmental damange caused by fuel train explosion and spill near Aktau estimated at $779 thousand
Photo a courtesy of lada.kz
Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau

A new Google maps mystery has appeared to rack our brains. A five-pointed star or a mysterious pentagram is 200 meters in diameter and is situated somewhere near Aktau and Akshukur village.

Mysterious pentagram appears in Aktau
Aktau port. Photo courtesy of portaktau.kz
Aktau Caspian seaport to be managed by foreign operator

Aktau Caspian Sea port is the only water gates to international routes for Kazakhstan’s dry cargoes, crude and petroleum products.

Aktau Caspian seaport to be managed by foreign operator
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo © Marat Abilov
Kazakhstan wants more large cities like Almaty and Astana

Kazakhstan will focus on urban expansion of Astana, Almaty, Aktobe, Aktau and Shymkent and making them economic growth hubs.

Kazakhstan wants more large cities like Almaty and Astana
The accident site. ©Lada.kz/Denis Onishchenko
Scale of pollution caused by oil train flaring near Aktau announced

The authorities have made a statement on the magnitude of the explosion near Aktau: the petroleum spill has covered 3480 square meters.

Scale of pollution caused by oil train flaring near Aktau announced
Photo © Lada.kz
Updates on petroleum train accident near Aktau

Akim (Governor) of Mangystau Oblast Alik Aidarbayev visited the train driver who was injured when the petroleum train flared at the Mangystau Oblast Hospital.

Updates on petroleum train accident near Aktau
The accident site. ©Lada.kz
Oil tank truck driver found and tells his story of petrolium train flaring near Aktau

The MAN oil tank truck driver told his story of the accident of the oil tank truck and the petroleum tank train near Aktau that caused an explosion, fire and human victims.

Oil tank truck driver found and tells his story of petrolium train flaring near Aktau
Uranium ore. Photo ©kazatomprom.kz
No uranium revival for Mangistau

Uranium mining won't be revived in Mangistau Oblast. Its uranium ore is of low-grade, roughly 20 times below the margin considered feasible for development.

No uranium revival for Mangistau
Burning petroleum train near Kazakhstan's Aktau. ©Lada.kz
1200 cubic meters of oil in 17 tanks burnt in yesterday's petroleum train fire near Aktau

The train driver is in a grave condition with 3rd category burns of 30% of this body.

1200 cubic meters of oil in 17 tanks burnt in yesterday's petroleum train fire near Aktau
The accident site. ©Lada.kz
Petroleum train derailed by MAN oil tank truck, 10 tanks on fire in Aktau: KTZ comments

The fire started as a result of the train's collision with a MAN oil tank truck that belongs to Emiroil company; one man dead, one injured, one missing.

Petroleum train derailed by MAN oil tank truck, 10 tanks on fire in Aktau: KTZ comments
The accident site. ©Lada.kz
Petroleum train on fire in Aktau, 2 dead one missing

Oil tanks are on fire near Aktau city in western Kazakhstan. Both locomotive drivers were killed by the fire, truck driver is missing, reportedly on the run.

Petroleum train on fire in Aktau, 2 dead one missing
©lada.kz/Denis Onishchenko
Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau

More than 100 thousand tons of chemical waste is piled out in the open air near Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau
Nuclear power plant. ©RIA Novosti
Aktau concerned about possible constrcution of nuclear power plant

Aktau is concerned about the possibility of having a nuclear power plant in the neighborhood while Kurchatov would love to have it.

Aktau concerned about possible constrcution of nuclear power plant