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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.
23 сентября 2016
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.
14 сентября 2016
Strongman's death stirs uncertainty in Uzbekistan and region The death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov after 27 years in charge with no clear successor lined up plunges his homeland into uncertainty.
05 сентября 2016
Almazbek Atambayev. ©RIA Novosti Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution Ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev supported proposed constitutional changes that would limit the power of his office while expanding the mandate of the prime minister.
01 августа 2016
Hairatan. Photo courtesy of fglkabul.com No work, no trade on empty Silk Road in northern Afghanistan Hairatan, the only crossing between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan, is an ominous bellwether of economic activity in northern Afghanistan.
25 мая 2016
©Turar Kazangapov Central Asia strongman regimes challenged by stuttering economy Now authorities across ex-Soviet Central Asia are facing an unexpected legitimacy test as falling oil prices and Russia's recession.
14 марта 2016
Emomali Rakhmon. ©RIA Novosti Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May Tajikistan is to hold a referendum in May that is expected to let President Emomali Rakhmon stay in office.
10 февраля 2016
©Turar Kazangapov Kazakhstan should enhance protection of nuclear facilities from ISIS: expert According to Senior Research Fellow at the Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Dauren Aben, Kazakhstan needs to increase security at its nuclear facilities to safeguard them from the ISIS.
25 декабря 2015
©newskaz.ru Kazakhstan to introduce visa free entry for developed countries Kazakhstan plans to simplify visa procedures for 34 OECD countries, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Singapore and Monaco.
25 декабря 2015
Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.
22 декабря 2015
Emomali Rakhmon. Photo courtesy of iranenglishradioblog.wordpress.com Tajik parliament votes to name president 'leader of nation' Tajikistan's parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted to grant President Emomali Rakhmon the title 'Leader of the Nation' for life.
09 декабря 2015
Jim Rogers. Photo courtesy of finance.yahoo.com American billionaire Jim Rogers considers investing in Kazakhstan American billionaire Jim Rogers is thinking about investing in Kazakhstan, a country he visited in October.
27 ноября 2015
This is a point of no return in Syrian crisis: Yerlan Karin about Russian warplane shot down by Turkey According to Kazakhstan’s political scientist and Director of Kazakhstani Institute of Strategic Studies Yerlan Karin, Russian plane shot down by Turkey is a point of no return in the Syrian crisis.
25 ноября 2015
Vladimir Makei ©RIA Novosti Kazakhstan's accession to WTO may hamper development of EEU: Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei According to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, Kazakhstan’s accession to the World Trade Organization may hamper the development of the Eurasian Economic Union.
24 ноября 2015
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office. Queen Elizabeth II receives Nursultan Nazarbayev in London President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.
23 ноября 2015
Killa Koly. Photo courtesy of the contest's organizers. Kazakhstani B-Boy in Red Bull BC One Italy World Final 2015 in Rome Kazakhstani B-Boy from Astana Nikolai Chernikov, aka Killa Kolya, took part in the Red Bull BC One Italy World Final in Rome.
19 ноября 2015
Elizabeth Tursynbayeva Kazakhstan's Elizabeth Tursynbayeva finishes 7th at ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in Canada Figure skater from Kazakhstan Elizabeth Tursynbayeva, 15, finished 7th at Skate Canada International ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating.
18 ноября 2015
Daniar Akishev. Photo  © Turar Kazangapov National Bank's Governor post is risky business The resignation of Kairat Kelimbetov from the post of the National Bank governor and a prompt appointment of Daniyar Akishev have raised conflicting feelings both in the media and among general public.
18 ноября 2015
Frame from TengrinewsTV video. Kazakhstanis offer condolences over Russian plane crash in Egypt Kazakhstanis were laying flowers in front of the Russian Embassy and Consulate General in Almaty and Astana expressing their deep condolences to families of the victims of Airbus 321 crash.
18 ноября 2015
Daniyar Akishev ©Yaroslav Radlovsky Kazakhstan changes central bank governor Kazakhstan central bank Governor Kairat Kelimbetov was dismissed, Daniyar Akishev has been appointed as new National Bank Governor.
17 ноября 2015

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