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Kazakhstan Fashion Week Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Astana

By Michelle Witte

Kazakhstan’s Fashion Week came to Astana for only the second time on Oct. 23 and 24, with 20 designers showing their spring 2015 collections on a catwalk in the capital’s Soluxe Astana Beijing Palace Hotel. This year is the 10th anniversary of Kazakhstan Fashion Week (KFW), but the first year designers have shown in the

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Patriotism Drives Surgeon to Pursue Cutting-Edge Medicine

By Dmitry Lee

In the first 20 years of independence, Kazakhstan has had many successes and, among its most recent, has been in the field of cardio vascular surgery. Heart transplants are now performed in Kazakhstan at the capital’s National Research Cardiac Surgery Center (NRCSC) headed by Dr. Yury Pya, the center’s chairman of the board. On Aug.

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Astana on Tap: Craft Beer Comes to Kazakhstan

By Michelle Witte

Much about Kazakhstan remains mysterious to the rest of the world. “Where is it?” and “What language do they speak,” and “Why would anyone ferment camel’s milk?” are a few of the questions people tend to ask when you say “I work in Kazakhstan.” But the country has one particularly effervescent little secret: its beer.

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City on the Steppe: Astana’s Architectural Wonders

By Alex Lee

Civilizations seem always to be striving to supersede their ancestors’ achievements with new inventions, technological breakthroughs and over-the-top architecture. And while yesterday’s flip phones are flung on the trash heap, the iconic architecture of the past remains. We still pay homage to wonders of the world like Stonehenge, the Sistine Chapel, the Great Pyramid of

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Chicago Architecture Firm to Transform City for EXPO 2017

By Alex Lee

Just a little more than two decades ago, Kazakhstan regained its independence as the Soviet Union was collapsing and took its first steps into the uncharted territory as a newly independent state. The new country inherited vast landscapes of mostly steppe, with little vegetation but rich in oil, gas and almost the entire periodic table of resources.

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