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Astana International Financial Center Helps Open a Young Country to the Financial World

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

Kazakhstan – huge, landlocked, remote – has nonetheless been working steadily over the decades to build connections, be they physical ones like the Western Europe-Western China highway, or political ones, like helping mediate the complex conflicts in Ukraine, Syria and beyond. Now, the country has launched an ambitious, new, technology-driven network: the Astana International Financial

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Kazakhstan 2017: Maintaining today’s stability, tomorrow’s security

By Zhanna Shayakhmetova

This has been an eventful year for Kazakhstan. The country began its duties as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), welcomed 115 states and 22 global organizations to the three-month long EXPO 2017 and hosted the first Islamic summit dedicated to science and technology. From the de-escalation zones in Syria agreed upon in

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Preparing for steppe winters is a Kazakh household tradition

By Assel Satubaldina

Kazakhs recalling their childhood often remember preparations for winter started well before December came to the nation. In many households, it has been a tradition to arrange for the season of scarcity well in advance. Traditions such as sogym (preserving meat throughout the winter season) trace to the times when Kazakhs were nomads traversing the

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Kazakhstan’s nuclear disarmament efforts advance, as ICAN wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Assel Satubaldina

If you think of a country with a vast experience in nuclear non-proliferation, Kazakhstan will certainly be on the list. The Central Asian nation, with a territory nearly the size of Western Europe and a population of 18 million, voluntarily dismantled its nuclear arsenal that it had inherited following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Young researcher eager to discover mysterious world of science

By Dmitry Lee

Being a scientist is often considered to be having an unconventional lifestyle. Constant researching, sleepless nights and chasing the unknown are typically the routine. Is anyone really up to the challenge? Is it a skill or rather a calling? EdgeKz sought answers to those questions in an interview with 30-year-old Yerbol Burashev, a researcher at

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