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New Akim of Almaty Baurzhan Baibek. Photo courtesy of old.liter.kz
Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan

Baurzhan Baibek has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Almaty. Former Almaty Mayor Akhtemzhan Yessimov was appointed to lead the Astana EXPO-2017 steering company.

Almaty gets new Mayor from Nur Otan
Serikbay Trumov. Photo courtesy of lada.kz
New Aktau Akim appointed

Serikbay Trumov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

New Aktau Akim appointed
Photo © tengrinews.kz
Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed

President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree appointing the Akims of Astana, Almaty and Oblasts.

Mayors of Almaty, Astana and Oblasts appointed
Photo courtesy of almaty.tv
Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty

The Akimat of Almaty (municipal authorities) has unveiled the draft layout of the Olympic venues.

Layout of Olympic venues presented in Almaty
Yermek Marzhikpayev. Photo courtesy of the press service of the city's Mayor.
New Mayor of Kokshetau city appointed

Yermek Markzhikpayev has been appointed the new Mayor of Kokshetau city in northern Kazakhstan.

New Mayor of Kokshetau city appointed
Imangali Tasmagambetov. Photo courtesy of astana.gov.kz
Appointment of new Defense Minister in Kazakhstan - reaction to crisis in Ukraine: experts

High-profile transfer of Imangali Tasmagambetov from his job as Mayor of Astana to the Defense Ministry has made people wonder. Experts have shared their opinions with respect to geopolitical changes around Kazakhstan, internal dynamics within the Kazakh elite and personalities of the newly appointed officials.

Appointment of new Defense Minister in Kazakhstan - reaction to crisis in Ukraine: experts
Adilbek Dzhaksybekov ©Turar Kazangapov
New Mayor of Astana appointed

Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has been appointed Mayor of Kazakhstan’s capital Astana. He replaced Imangali Tasmagambetov as the capital’s Mayor.

New Mayor of Astana appointed
Photo © Denis Kurgannikov
National Pantheon design chosen in Astana

KazGor Project Academy’s work has been chosen as the best design for the National Pantheon in Astana.

National Pantheon design chosen in Astana
Marat Tasmaganbetov. Photo courtesy of nform.kz.
New Akim of Petropavlovsk appointed

Marat Tasmaganbetov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Petropavlovsk city in northern Kazakhstan.

New Akim of Petropavlovsk appointed
NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis
NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis

New York's mayor was forced to postpone a criticized family holiday in Italy following the death of a man wrestled to the ground by police officers.

NY mayor delays Italy jaunt over police death crisis
©Reuters/Eduardo Munoz
New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a new law creating an ID card for anyone who wants it, including illegal immigrants, amid a wider debate about immigrant rights.

New York creates ID card for all, even illegal immigrants
Nurlan Aubakirov. Photo courtesy of Karaganda Oblast Akimat press office
New Karaganda Akim appointed

A new Akim (Mayor) of Karaganda city has been appointed.

New Karaganda Akim appointed
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Oil recovery efficiently to spike 12% in Kazakhstan's west

Oil recovery efficiency will be increased from the current 31% to 43% at oilfields in Mangistau Oblast through use of new technologies.

Oil recovery efficiently to spike 12% in Kazakhstan's west
New Akim of Karaganda Oblast.Nurmukhambet Abdibekov. Photo  ©republika.kz
New Karaganda Oblast Akim appointed

Nurmukhambet Abdibekov has been appointed new Akim of Karaganda Oblast.

New Karaganda Oblast Akim appointed
New Atyrau Akim Nurlybek Ozhabayev. Photo  ©atyrauff.kz
New Atyrau Akim appointed

New Akim (Mayor) of Atyrau has been appointed

New Atyrau Akim appointed
Zhomart Nurgaliyev, new Mayor of Kokshetau city. Photo courtesy of kostanay.gov.kz
New Mayor of Kokshetau city appointed

Zhomart Nurgaliyev has been appointed Akim (Mayor) of Kokshetau city, replacing Zharkyn Zhumagulov who resigned days before.

New Mayor of Kokshetau city appointed
Maksat Zhumayev. Photo from personal archives
Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest

Kazakhstani mountain climber Maksut Zhumayev has successfully started his solo climb of the North America’s highest mountain peak ‪Mount McKinley.

Maksut Zhumayev starts Mount McKinley conquest
Sergey Kulagin appointed new Akim (governor) of Akmola Oblast. ©tengrinews.kz
New governor of Akmola Oblast appointed

Sergey Kulagin has been appointed the new Akim (Governor) of Akmola Oblast in northern Kazakhstan. He replaced Kosman Aitmukhametov.

New governor of Akmola Oblast appointed
Yerik Sultanov appointed Akim (Mayor) of North Kazakhstan Oblast. ©flickr.com
New governor of North Kazakhstan Oblast appointed

Yerik Sultanov has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of North Kazakhstan Oblast.

New governor of North Kazakhstan Oblast appointed
San Antonio, Texas Mayor Julian Castro. ©Reuters/Jim Young
Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary

President Barack Obama will announce Friday his plan to nominate Julian Castro, the charismatic Hispanic mayor of San Antonio, Texas, as US secretary of housing and urban development.

Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as US housing secretary