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Need A Ride? Just Raise Your Hand

By Zhazira Dyussembekova

Driving through Astana or Almaty, every once in a while you’ll see a person standing by the side of the road with their hand out. Take note: they’re hailing informal taxis, a practice that could come in handy if you ever find yourself stranded (or just tired). Waving a hand can get you an official

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Kazakhstan’s Rich History of Folk Tales and Their Heroes

By Kamila Zhumabayeva

Literature and the arts are separated into epos, lyric poetry and dramatic pieces, which are subdivided into genres. The classification is also generally accepted for folklore. Folklore scientist, academician and Lev Gumilev Eurasian National University (ENU) Professor Seit Kaskabasov defined folklore as prose. According to world folklore studies, folklore prose is divided into fairy tale

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Establishing Int’l Uranium Bank, Helping Nuclear Deal in Iran Latest Kazakh Contributions to Global Security

By Tom Michael

Last summer, the United States, Iran and five other high-profile nations shared center stage in the international spotlight as they sealed a deal to halt Iran’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for easing of crippling sanctions that had wrecked the Middle Eastern power’s economy. While the major players took credit for the agreement, one Central

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Young Tattoo Artists Bring New Ink to Kazakhstan

By Zhazira Dyussembekova

Tattoos are becoming a usual thing in Kazakh life – it is hard to surprise anyone with the body parts one may choose to ink. Although the industry is still new in the state, the art form is winning the hearts of Kazakh youth. Young and talented tattoo artists from Astana and Almaty recently shared

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Kazakhstan in 2016: Edge Takes a Look at the Kazakh Year to Come

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

The year 2015 was definitely not an easy one for the Kazakh government and citizens: several devaluations and the drop in oil prices hurt the economy. The circumstances occurred in conjunction with the Ukrainian and Syrian crises and, in the background, strained situations between Russia and Turkey with aftereffects in the form of various types

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