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Astana Landmarks and Astana Day Celebration Events

Astana’s Landmarks and Schedule of Events for July 4-6 Celebrations of Astana Day Astana is Kazakhstan’s shiny, new world-class capital and each year city residents, officials and organizations celebrate this unique place. This year is no different. From July 4-6 organized celebrations will be held around the city at some of Astana’s most iconic landmarks.

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American Vice Dean Brings Background in Chinese Studies, Extractive Industries to Nazarbayev University

By Michelle Witte

At Astana’s Nazarbayev University, Vice Dean of Research of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Elizabeth Van Wie Davis and the rest of its diverse international staff are pulling together to build something new – “the national Kazakh university,” as she describes it. The school, which has been tasked with developing a new, Kazakh

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Oil Prices Not Expected to Debilitate Kazakh Economy, Say Experts

By Tom Michael

Over the past two decades, few countries on earth have experienced the highs and lows of fluctuating oil prices like Kazakhstan. The Central Asian nation, owner of the second-largest oil reserves among former Soviet Union countries, saw a period of dazzling economic growth between the mid 1990s and late 2000s thanks in greater part to

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People’s IPO Pays Dividends in Times of Economic Uncertainty

By Pavel Pribylovsky

In the face of global economic uncertainty, crisis and falling oil prices, Kazakhstan continues to take measured steps to build an enduring, diversified economy. Among those moves was the now successful effort to involve the Kazakh public in ownership of some of the country’s most stable and successful companies. In the fall of 2011, the

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Urban Ice Fishing in Astana

By Dmitry Lee

It’s no secret that Kazakhstan’s capital is also one of its coldest cities. Temperatures in Astana can fall as far as minus 50 C, making it the second coldest capital in the world after Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. However, frigid winds and temperatures far below zero aren’t enough to stop some hardy types from spending hours

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