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Borovoye resort area
Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area captured from bird's eye view

Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area has been captured from bird's eye view.

Kazakhstan's Borovoe resort area captured from bird's eye view
Photo courtesy of c-ib.ru.
Over 30 countries interested in signing free trade agreement with EEU

Over 30 countries want to create a free-trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Over 30 countries interested in signing free trade agreement with EEU
Charyn Canyon ©Turar Kazangapov
Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan

Kazakh Government has decreed to create wide belts near the county's border and make them off-limits for foreigners unless they acquire a special pass. Several very popular tourist destinations of Kazakhstan are within the limits of the new belts.

Popular tourist destinations, including Shymbulak and Charyn Canyon, off limits for foreigners in Kazakhstan
During negotiations in Almaty in 2013.
Kazakhstan, Austria and Switzerland played important role in achieving Iran deal: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

Countries that provided platforms for the Iranian talks have played a significant role in the nearly 20 month long intense negotiations to achieve consent on Iran’s nuclear activities.

Kazakhstan, Austria and Switzerland played important role in achieving Iran deal: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Experts comment on Kazakh National Bank expanding tenge-dollar pegged corridor

Experts comment on the latest expansion of the tenge to dollar exchange rate pegged corridor in Kazakhstan.

Experts comment on Kazakh National Bank expanding tenge-dollar pegged corridor
Photo courtesy of infopass.ru.
Kazakhstan expands visa-free regime to 19 countries until 2017's end

Starting from July 16 of this year until the end of 2017, Kazakhstan introduces a visa-free regime for 19 countries.

Kazakhstan expands visa-free regime to 19 countries until 2017's end
Photo courtesy of fireman.kz.
Shopping mall under construction collapses in Karaganda, one injured

A shopping mall under construction has collapsed in Karaganda city in central Kazakhstan.

Shopping mall under construction collapses in Karaganda, one injured
©Tengrinews
Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana

A solar power plant SunPower Oasis C-7 has been presented in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

Solar power plant developed by Nazarbayev University researchers and SunPower presented in Astana
Central Bank Governor Kairat Kelimbetov. Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz.
Kazakhstan expands tenge to US dollar exchange rate corridor

Kazakhstan’s central bank has expanded the tenge to US dollar exchange rate corridor.

Kazakhstan expands tenge to US dollar exchange rate corridor
Barys Arena Construction site. Photo courtesy of the press office of Barys hockey club
6 Kosovo construction workers fall 20m in Astana, 4 dead

Six workers have fallen 20 meters at a stadium construction site in Astana; four died, two in severe condition.

6 Kosovo construction workers fall 20m in Astana, 4 dead
Vera Kobalia. Photo courtesy of fashiony.ru
Deputy chairman of Astana EXPO-2017 Vera Kobalia leaves

Deputy chairman of Astana EXPO-2017 Deputy chairman of Astana EXPO-2017 Vera Kobalia leaves has voluntarily resigns from her position after working for a little over a month.

Deputy chairman of Astana EXPO-2017 Vera Kobalia leaves
Leaders at BRICS summit in Ufa. ©brics2015.ru
Shanghai spirit becomes a symbol of new Eurasia: President Nazarbayev

According to Kazakhstan's President Nazarbayev, Shanghai spirit has become a symbol of new Eurasia.

Shanghai spirit becomes a symbol of new Eurasia: President Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan's President in Ufa, Russia. ©brics2015.ru
Nazarbayev proposes creating anti-terrorist global network under UN

Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that combating terrorism will only be possible with an international network under the auspices of the United Nations.

Nazarbayev proposes creating anti-terrorist global network under UN
Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Host Photo Agency
Kazakhstan supports accession of India and Pakistan to SCO

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev has supported the accession of India and Pakistan to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Kazakhstan supports accession of India and Pakistan to SCO
Qazaq Quartet. Photo from personal archives
Qazaq Quartet from Kazakhstan wins award in Italy

A string quartet from Kazakhstan has been awarded a prize in a contest in Italy.

Qazaq Quartet from Kazakhstan wins award in Italy
Yelena Tischenko. Photo courtesy of chaspik.spb.ru
Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs

Amnestied Ukrainian lawyer Yelena Tishchenko has been appointed to lead the newly established department for return of criminally obtained assets in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Lawyer formerly involved in Ablyazov's case appointed to Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs
Photo courtesy of rts.tu.
145-men fight between Chinese and Kazakh miners in Kazakhstan, 65 injured

A large fight between Kazakh and Chinese workers of Aktogay mine in East Kazakhstan occurred on July 8.

145-men fight between Chinese and Kazakh miners in Kazakhstan, 65 injured
New Kazakhstani low-cost airline presented

A new low-cost airline Qazaq Air has been presented in Kazakhstan's Astana.

New Kazakhstani low-cost airline presented
©akorda.kz
India has a lot to learn from Kazakhstan despite its size: Indian PM Narendra Modi

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, who arrived on his first official visit to Kazakhstan at the invitation of the Kazakh leader.

India has a lot to learn from Kazakhstan despite its size: Indian PM Narendra Modi
Illustration ©Tengrinews
Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is sure rapprochement between the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan and and the 28-nation European Union is going to take place.

Nazarbayev predicts rapprochement between EEU and EU