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Russia and Kazakhstan to sign a cooperation agreement to build and launch KazSat-2

KazSat-2 was to supplement the KazSat-1 satellite, but will now replace Kazsat-1 due to the complete loss of the first satellite.

Russia and Kazakhstan to sign a cooperation agreement to build and launch KazSat-2
RIA Novosti©
Kazakhstan and Russia to jointly use Bugristoye customs facility

Bugrinskoye vehicle crossing point located in Chelyabinsk oblast may be used for joint control by Kazakhstan and Russian border guards.

Kazakhstan and Russia to jointly use Bugristoye customs facility
Prime-Ministers of CU countries to meet in Minsk on May 19

Prime-Ministers of the Customs Union member-countries will meet in Minsk on May 15 for the 15th session of EurAsEC inter-country council.

Prime-Ministers of CU countries to meet in Minsk on May 19
Sergey Lavrov. RIA Novosti©
Russian Foreign Minister to visit Astana on May 13-14

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will visit Astana on May 13-14, 2011.

Russian Foreign Minister to visit Astana on May 13-14
RIA Novosti©
Director of KazAlco does not agree with Georgian wines ban

Director of KazAlco Association commented on the advice of Gennadiy Onischenko to ban imports of Georgian wines to Kazakhstan.

Director of KazAlco does not agree with Georgian wines ban
Gennadiy Onischenko. RIA Novosti©
Onischenko advised Kazakhstan to ban Georgian wines

Gennadiy Onischenko said that Kazakhstan and Belarus should ban sales of Georgian wines and mineral water.

Onischenko advised Kazakhstan to ban Georgian wines
Q1 2011 inflation rate in Kazakhstan lowest in the CIS

According to the Committee, the average inflation rate across the CIS stood at 9.5%, with the Kazakhstan’s rate standing at 8.5%.

Q1 2011 inflation rate in Kazakhstan lowest in the CIS
Kazakhstan resident seized in Omsk for smuggling camels

Omsk road police seized a truck with five donkeys and two camels.

Kazakhstan resident seized in Omsk for smuggling camels
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KazSat-2 launch put off till July 10

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center has not sorted out some minor faults so far: Viktor Lefter, Head of the Kazakhstan’s Center for Space Communications.

KazSat-2 launch put off till July 10
Andrey Mamayev (in the center). Photo courtesy of kazeu.kz
Russian diplomat run a 4-year-old girl over with a car in Almaty

An employee of the Consulate General of Russia run a 4-year-old girl over with an electric car in Almaty.

Russian diplomat run a 4-year-old girl over with a car in Almaty
RIA Novosti©
Proved Caspian reserves made 2.95 billion tons of oil

Proved hydrocarbon reserves of the Caspian Sea shelf make 3.1 trillion cubic meters of gas and 2.95 billion tons of oil.

Proved Caspian reserves made 2.95 billion tons of oil
Karim Massimov and German Gref.  Photo courtesy of flikr.kz
Kazakhstan’s PM Massimov meets Sberbank CEO German Gref

Kazakhstan-based subsidiary of Russia’s Sberbank has entered the top ten banks in Kazakhstan in terms of assets recently.

Kazakhstan’s PM Massimov meets Sberbank CEO German Gref
Number of Russian enterprises in Kazakhstan on the rise

The number of enterprises with Russian capital has grown nearly 10% in Kazakhstan for the last year: Finance Ministry Tax Committee.

Number of Russian enterprises in Kazakhstan on the rise
RIA Novosti©
25 percent raise of fuel prices expected in Kazakhstan

Prices of oil products may increase 25 percent. Oil and Gas Minister Sauat Mynbayev held a meeting dedicated to this issue.

25 percent raise of fuel prices expected in Kazakhstan
Yuriy Serebryanskiy. Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Kazakhstan writer Serebryanskiy won the Russian Prize

Yuriy Serebryanskiy won in the The Russian Prize literary contest under Short Prose category.

Kazakhstan writer Serebryanskiy won the Russian Prize
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
80 percent of books are imported to Kazakhstan from Russia

Kazakhstan National Book Chamber said 40% of the books in Kazakhstan are sold in Almaty. Kazakh book market is estimated at $60 million.

80 percent of books are imported to Kazakhstan from Russia
Kazakhstan is spam-leader in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is still the leader among Central Asian countries by the amount of generated spam, according to Kaspersky Laboratory's March report.

Kazakhstan is spam-leader in Central Asia
Kazakhstan GDP grew 6.5% in Q1 2011

Ministry of Economic Development announced the Q1 2011 economic results. Customs Union yielded noticeable results.

Kazakhstan GDP grew 6.5% in Q1 2011
RIA Novosti©
Mussabayev talked about Russia's benefits from Baikonur

Talgat Mussabayev from Kazakh National Space Agency spoke about Russia's profit from Baikonur. Kazakhstan needs ways to continue the cosmodromes operations in case Russia moves away to its own space centers.

Mussabayev talked about Russia's benefits from Baikonur
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UNICEF provided poliomyelitis vaccine to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan completed immunization of children against poliomyelitis. It was done because of the outbreak in Tajikistan and Russia in 2010.

UNICEF provided poliomyelitis vaccine to Kazakhstan

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