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Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets

Bike taxi Veloriksha has started operating in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Be eco-friendly: Bike Taxis hit Almaty streets
Ilya Ilyin at the London Olympics. Photo © RIA Novosti
Ilya Ilyin to be awarded Jeno Boskovic Trophy as best weightlifter of 2014

Kazakhstani Ilya Ilyin, recognized as the best weightlifter of 2014, will receive the Jeno Boskovic Trophy at the special ceremony in Astana

Ilya Ilyin to be awarded Jeno Boskovic Trophy as best weightlifter of 2014
Nazarov vs Amorim. Photo © vesti.kz
Beibit Nazarov defeats Bruno Amorim at Kunlun Fight 2 Cage Series

Kazakhstani fighter Beibit Nazarov has defeated the Brazilian fighter Bruno “Robinho” Amorim at the International Tournament in Mixed Martial Arts Kunlun Fight 2 Cage Series in Almaty

Beibit Nazarov defeats Bruno Amorim at Kunlun Fight 2 Cage Series
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Almaty residents respond with outrage to National Geographic photo

A photo of National Geographic magazine posted on Instagram has provoked a storm of controversy among Almaty residents.

Almaty residents respond with outrage to National Geographic photo
Almaty. Photo courtesy of detons.com
Almaty on route to financial hub role in Central Asia: its own legislation to provide security for investments

Almaty could be getting its very own legislation for business and investments.

Almaty on route to financial hub role in Central Asia: its own legislation to provide security for investments
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6th French Cinema Today film festival opens in Almaty

The 6th French Cinema Today festival opens in Almaty on April 23.

6th French Cinema Today film festival opens in Almaty
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4 hours of pure jazz ecstasy: Session Fest from A to Z on April 4

Session Fest from A to Z welcomes jazz lovers to a 4 hours live show on April 4.

4 hours of pure jazz ecstasy: Session Fest from A to Z on April 4
The poster of the State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Abay.
Imperial Russian Ballet to perform in Almaty

Almaty has an excellent opportunity to enjoy the mastery of the Russian ballet school: Imperial Russian Ballet Company led by Gediminas Taranda will perform in Almaty on April 4-5.

Imperial Russian Ballet to perform in Almaty
Kerstin Behnke. Photo ©  tengrinews.kz
German Kerstin Behnke conducts Kazakh choir capella

Baikadamov’s Choir Capella performed on the stage of Zhambyl’s Philarmony on March 20.

German Kerstin Behnke conducts Kazakh choir capella
Almaty shocked with 5 magnitude earthquake

A strong earthquake happened very close to Almaty on March 15. It was very clearly felt in the city.

Almaty shocked with 5 magnitude earthquake
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World famous Dutch achitect Jan Gehl to improve Almaty

Famous Dutch architect and urban design consultant Jan Gehl will work to improve Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty.

World famous Dutch achitect Jan Gehl to improve Almaty
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Budget of Winter Olympics in Almaty cut by $550 million

Kazakhstan has introduced 8 changes to its bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Almaty.

Budget of Winter Olympics in Almaty cut by $550 million
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The Best City goes to: Kazakhstan's most livable city

What is the best city in Kazakhstan?

The Best City goes to: Kazakhstan's most livable city
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Kazakh Wolves tame Thunder: Astana Arlans win Italian Thunder 3:2

On the last day of winter, Kazakhstan's Astana Arlans faced Italian Thunder for the first time in the 5th season in Almaty

Kazakh Wolves tame Thunder: Astana Arlans win Italian Thunder 3:2
Photo courtesy of Vesti.kz
International MMA tournament kicks off in Kazakhstan

MMA RPAP vol.3 international tournament has opened on February 20 in Kapshagay, a town near Almaty in Kazakhstan.

International MMA tournament kicks off in Kazakhstan
Peter and Paul Church ©Roza Yessenkulova
Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof

A fire has engulfed the roof of a church under reconstruction in Almaty.

Fire in Almaty engulfs church roof
Stephen Tull of UN and UNDP. Photo courtesy of KAZNMU of S.Asfendiyarov press office
UN opens GDO in Almaty; More UN agencies want hub offices in Kazakhstan

UN agencies are interested in opening hub offices in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

UN opens GDO in Almaty; More UN agencies want hub offices in Kazakhstan
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Large hot water pipe rupture occurs in Almaty

An accident involving a hot water pipeline has occurred in Almaty, causing a major traffic jam.

Large hot water pipe rupture occurs in Almaty
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Defense press office
Kazakhstan armed forces to conduct Steppe Eagle 2015 peacekeeping drills with USA

Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping battalions will conduct the Steppe Eagle 2015 exercise near Almaty together with US armed forces.

Kazakhstan armed forces to conduct Steppe Eagle 2015 peacekeeping drills with USA
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Kazakh duo to present classical concert for Valentine's Day

Violinist Amir Bisengaliyev and pianist Akmaral Kazhgaliyeva will be presenting their concert of selected love pieces for St. Valentine's Day.

Kazakh duo to present classical concert for Valentine's Day