president site.news_by_theme

© vechastana.kz
MP suggests renaming the capital after Nazarbayev

Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament Kuanysh Sultanov offered to reflect the name of Nursultan Nazarbayev in the name of Astana.

MP suggests renaming the capital after Nazarbayev
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
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.

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir
'This image says it all' Donald Trump Jr said. Screenshot from DonaldTrumpJr Twitter
Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies

Donald Trump's eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of candies.

  • 1
Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule

Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.

Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
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.

Kyrgyzstan's president backs referendum on constitution
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial.

Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Trump: Celebrity billionaire, next US president?
Trump: Celebrity billionaire, next US president?

Donald Trump is a billionaire real estate tycoon with bravado to spare, a former reality television star who says winning is everything.

  • 1
Trump: Celebrity billionaire, next US president?
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.

Tajikistan to hold key referendum in May
©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakh President Nazarbayev approves dissolution of Majilis

After consulting with Speakers of both chambers of the Parliament and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev dissolved the Majilis.

Kazakh President Nazarbayev approves dissolution of Majilis
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev meets military commanders. Photo courtesy of Akorda.kz
Nazarbayev advises Kazakh army to 'keep powder dry'

Wars are no longer the same they used to be. Now they are hybrids of economic, political, informational, internal and other wars, and the army has to adjust to the new specifics: Nursultan Nazarbayev.

  • 1
Nazarbayev advises Kazakh army to 'keep powder dry'
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.

Tajik parliament votes to name president 'leader of nation'
Photo courtesy of Akorda press office
Nazarbayev visits Qatar to foster investemnts and relations between countries

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Doha, Qatar.

Nazarbayev visits Qatar to foster investemnts and relations between countries
Photo courtesy of fokus.kz
December holidays in Kazakhstan

In December Kazakhstanis and permanent residents of the country will have 3 additional holiday.

December holidays in Kazakhstan
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.

  • 3
National Bank's Governor post is risky business
Akorda.kz ©
President Nazarbayev: the tenge is not facing something extraordinary

According to him, the national currency is just feeling the pressure of falling prices for hydrocarbons, which is natural.

President Nazarbayev: the tenge is not facing something extraordinary
Talks at Akorda. President’s Press Service ©
President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Astana

It is the first visit to Central Asia for John Kerry and the first ever visit to all the five Central Asian states on a single trip for a US Secretary of State.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev meets US Secretary of State John Kerry in Astana
Akorda.kz ©
Kazakhstan’s President invites Japanese companies to partake in privatization of Kazakhstan companies

For the last 10 years the inflow of Japan’s FDI made up about $ 5 billion. The trade turnover between the two nations for the last 7 years totaled $10 billion.

Kazakhstan’s President invites Japanese companies to partake in privatization of Kazakhstan companies
Turar Kazangapov ©
President Nazarbayev’s Press Office on President’s forthcoming visits

For ten days President Nazarbayev is to visit Doha, Qatar, London, Paris and receive PM of Japan and US Secretary of State in Astana.

President Nazarbayev’s Press Office on President’s forthcoming visits
Akorda ©
We are approaching a more severe crisis than the one we faced back in 2007-2009: President Nazarbayev

According to him, due to falling global prices for hydrocarbons, budget revenues have dropped by 40%. Besides, global prices are falling for major Kazakhstan’s commodities.

We are approaching a more severe crisis than the one we faced back in 2007-2009: President Nazarbayev