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Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?
June 10, 2021

Is Kazakhstan Losing Its Most Talented Youth to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
From musicians and students to professionals, some of Kazakhstan’s best and brightest choose to establish themselves in Russia. Why?

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union
June 09, 2021

Kazakhstan: Please Don’t ‘Politicize’ the Eurasian Economic Union

By Catherine Putz
Let’s keep to discussions about trade, okay?
Russian Foreign Minister Finally Responds to Kazakh Sovereignty Worries
May 11, 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Finally Responds to Kazakh Sovereignty Worries

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
Five months after controversial comments regarding Kazakh territory, Lavrov dismisses them as coming from deputies “chasing after sensations.”

Is Northern Kazakhstan at Risk to Russia?
April 23, 2021

Is Northern Kazakhstan at Risk to Russia?

By Alimana Zhanmukanova
The “Russian Question” has always alarmed Kazakhstan’s leaders and riled up nationalists.

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 
March 01, 2021

After Pipeline Explosion, Russia Resumes Gas Exports to Kazakhstan 

By Paolo Sorbello
An explosion at a Soviet-era pipeline near the border between Russia and Kazakhstan shows just how intertwined the energy sectors of these countries are.

Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy
January 06, 2021

Kazakh President Chimes in on ‘Gift’ Controversy

By Catherine Putz
A pair of Russian lawmakers last month said Kazakhstan’s territory was a “gift” from Russia, resurrecting an old offensive tune.

Kazakhstan Settles Deal With Russia for Vaccine Supply
August 28, 2020

Kazakhstan Settles Deal With Russia for Vaccine Supply

By Catherine Putz
Russia's vaccine has not completed critically important phase III trials, but Kazakhstan has made a deal for access if Sputnik V proves effective.
At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice
May 23, 2020

At Eurasian Economic Union E-Summit, Tokayev Finds His Voice

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Kazakh President Tokayev pushed back on Moscow’s timelines for the EAEU’s 2025 development strategy.

In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground
December 14, 2017

In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground

By Bradley Jardine
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit

By Catherine Putz
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.

Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
December 28, 2016

Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin

By Catherine Putz
Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016

What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition

By Catherine Putz
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.

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