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Kazakhstan Welcomes Guests to Its Biggest Event Since Independence – EXPO 2017

By Dana Omirgazy

This summer, the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, will be sharing space with hundreds of other countries and organizations, all in the service of science, technology, dialogue – and fun. EXPO 2017, the international specialized exhibition, has finally opened. Representatives of 115 countries and 22 international organizations, participating in the fair, were invited to the June

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Challenging Mountains, Experienced Guides Make Kazakhstan Top Climbing Destination

By Zhanna Shayakhmetova

ASTANA – Incredible views, impressive peaks and breathtaking scenery. Kazakhstan’s unique and diverse nature has something to offer both for sophisticated professionals and curious beginners. Mountaineering and climbing activities The country has four mountain regions, including the Zailisky Alatau ridge, Dzungarian Alatau range in Almaty region, Altai Mountains in East Kazakhstan region and Karatau Mountains

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Samruk – Big Kazakh Winter Auto Rally

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

This year saw the eighth installment of the “Fast and Furious” movie series. The first part of this legendary series became a blockbuster in 2001 and created a new movement with millions of street racing fans around the world. Today, professional rally racers are those children and young people who watched the first film 16

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Kazakhstan Offers a Wealth of Largely Undiscovered Hunting and Fishing Opportunities

By Dmitry Lee

The world’s ninth largest country has, of course, a range of climates supporting a variety of animal life, making it an ideal destination for hunting enthusiasts. Kazakhstan offers almost any kind of hunting out there at any time of year. The peak season for hunting in general is from August until January, which is why

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Nauryz – Eternal Holiday of Reconciliation and Hope

By Dana Omirgazy

Nauryz is probably the nation’s most important holiday, even more significant for Kazakh people than Independence Day. The greatest spring holiday of Persian- and Turkic-speaking nations symbolises awakening and renewal of nature, unity of people and beginning of the New Year. The oriental New Year has been celebrated by many cultures for more than 5,000

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Kazakhstan Secures Place on World Stage After Quarter-Century of Independence

By Tom Michael

In the 25 years since Kazakhstan declared its independence, the Central Asian nation has transformed itself from a fledgling nation unsure of its place in the world to a modern player on the global stage. The transformation wasn’t easy and the future is always uncertain, but Kazakhstan’s leaders and outside geopolitical experts are confident that

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Kazakhstan 2016: An Independence Milestone, Terrorist Attacks and a Nonproliferation Anniversary

By Dmitry Lee

This year Kazakhstan is readying to celebrate its 25th anniversary of Independence. But that is far from being the main news this year. After a couple of years, of the struggling tenge and the situation with the national currency, as it may seem at first, was settled; but the country was appalled by events like

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Astana Gets the Attention, But Life is Sweet in the Kazakh ‘Auls’

By Zhazira Dyussembekova

Kazakhstan is quickly emerging onto the world stage for many reasons, including its nuclear nonproliferation work, its service as a bridge between East and West as well as its contributions to international security and energy. Much of that attention is focused on its two major cities: Almaty, Kazakhstan’s former capital, major population metropolis and business

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Kazakhstan’s Economic, Legal Reforms Ensure Continued Development

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

Sometimes, the evolution of a still-developing state can seem like a flurry of activity without a lot of results. Ministries are created and disbanded, projects are launched, headlines are grabbed – but the long term, incremental changes they create can often fly under the radar. Official Kazakhstan can sometimes seem like an alphabet soup of

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Who Developed First Kazakhstan Antivirus?

By Yerbolat Uatkhanov

In 2007, AV-TEST, an independent organisation which rates antivirus and security suite software, reported about 5,490,960 new unique virus samples in the world. In 2012 and 2013, antivirus companies reported new malware samples range from 300,000 to more than 500,000 on an everyday basis. Kazakhstan isn’t famous for the best IT companies in the world,

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