Kazakh Capital Nur-Sultan Attracts Record $2.6 Billion Investments in 2020

NUR-SULTAN - The year 2020 was harsh for many economies worldwide with capital cities everywhere going into lockdowns. For the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, however, the last year has become a record one, as it attracted 1.1 trillion tenge (US$2.6 billion) of investments in 2020, according to the city’s press …


Kazakhstan Extends Permitted Period of Departure for Foreign Nationals Amid Increased COVID-19 Restrictions

NUR-SULTAN – All foreign nationals whose legal permitting documents have expired or will expire until June 5, 2021, will be able to leave the country without an administrative fine, according to the recent decision of...

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Kazakh Capital Nur-Sultan Attracts Record $2.6 Billion Investments in 2020

NUR-SULTAN – The year 2020 was harsh for many economies worldwide with capital cities everywhere going into lockdowns. For the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, however, the last year has become a record one, as it...

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Council Holds Event on Threat of Nuclear Weapons

NEW-YORK – The Council on Foreign Relations, one of America’s premier “think tanks” on International Affairs, recently hosted several experts at its headquarters in New York  fоr a discussion devoted to reduction of the threat...

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Fitch Remains OptimistIc, Forecasts Kazakhstan’s Budget Deficit to Narrow in 2021

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan’s fiscal deficit is expected to narrow to 2.1 percent of the country’s gross domestic product from the current 6.4 percent, said Fitch Rating analysts in their latest report devoted to the recent...

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Nikolai Anastasiev, a Literary Figure that Brought Together Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States, Dies in Moscow

Nikolai Anastasiev, a well-known Russian philologist whose scientific interests included Kazakh, American and Russian literature, died in Moscow at the age of 81 years. This news filled with sorrow the hearts of many literature lovers...

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Kazakh Feature Film “The Crying Steppe” Selected as Kazakhstan’s Entry For the Oscars (Video)

NUR-SULTAN – The Kazakh feature film “The Crying Steppe” directed by Marina Kunarova has been included in the long list as Kazakhstan’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards scheduled...

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Minister of Culture and Sports Pledges to Continue Supporting Kazakh Tourism Industry 

NUR-SULTAN – The government has successfully dealt with propping up the tourism industry because of the pandemic in 2020, the Minister of Culture and Sports Aktoty Raimkulova concluded in the ministry’s statement on Jan. 18. ...

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Kazakh PM, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation CEO Explore Investment Cooperation Possibilities, Support for the Private Sector

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister and the United States International Development Finance Corporation CEO Adam Boehler met to discuss the prospects for investment cooperation in agriculture, tourism, logistics, infrastructure, finance and technologies, the Kazakh Prime...

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The Case for Democracy

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan both hosted the Parliamentary democratic elections on January 10. That is an auspicious day in history. On the same date in 49 BC Julius Caesar defied the Roman Senate and crossed the...

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Major Events and Headlines in Kazakhstan That Shaped 2020

NUR-SULTAN – This has been a most unusual year for all. Kazakhstan as well as the other nations have experienced one of the most challenging periods with the pandemic outbreak. Its consequences affected not only...

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