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“Optimists hope that Tokayev will expunge the most odious elements of the Nazarbayev era. Nevertheless, Kazakhstan’s political system remains fundamentally the same.”

Khorgas, a port city in NW China's Xinjiang that borders Kazakhstan, reported two #COVID19  asymptomatic cases on Sunday. The city has launched an emergency response to the new infections, and epidemiological investigation is underway.

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Grandson of Kazakhstan’s autocratic former leader Nursultan Nazarbayev was the mystery client at the centre of the collapse of “Golden Visa” specialist Dolfin Financial. via @te_rowley  @openDemocracy  @Source_Mat 

After days of violent protests in early January, an uneasy calm has returned to Kazakhstan. Many citizens have complained about illegal checks and arrests by police:

🎧 This month, Kazakhstan faced some of the worst violence it’s seen in decades. But professor and native Kazakh Nargis Kassenova contends that, in spite of a deployment of Russian troops, the country will not return to Moscow’s fold

Even though the remnants of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s regime appear to have been purged since the protests earlier this month, Kazakhstan’s political system remains fundamentally unchanged, writes @KassenovaNargis .

Despite its economic clout in Kazakhstan, Beijing has had far less political leverage than Moscow.

In 2021 and early 2022, several countries including Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kosovo reported energy-related turmoil. This was at the same time as the power consumption for crypto-mining was on a rise.

#MostRead this week: ‘Nothing like this ever happened here before’: Journalists describe covering mass protests in Kazakhstan

This week's podcast looks to the efforts of some individuals and organizations to obtain a full accounting of the actions of the authorities during the worst turbulence Kazakhstan has seen in its 30-year history.


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The Presidential Palace in #Kazakhstan  has been destroyed by protestors. Take a look.

Im surprised by the lack of international reaction to Russian/foreign military forces entering #Kazakhstan . No UN Security Council meeting. No OSCE meeting (Kazakhstan is a member). USG hasn't said much. Reactions in 1956, 1968, 1979, 2008, 2014 were much stronger.

Kazakhstan’s president ordered his forces to "shoot to kill" at people protesting inequality. Security forces have killed at least 26. Kazakhstan is oil rich but most wealth is held by the political elite. Protesters say: "The only thing flourishing in Kazakhstan is corruption."

RECORD BREAKER: NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, lands safely in Kazakhstan.

#WATCH | Haryana: Family members & neighbours of Ravi Kumar Dahiya in Sonipat stand up in joy as soon as he does his winning move in the Wrestling, Men's 57kg Freestyle Semi-finals, against Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev in Tokyo #Olympics 

A new "unknown pneumonia" that is potentially deadlier than the novel coronavirus has reportedly killed more than 1,700 people this year in the Central Asian country of Kazakhstan, according to a warning issued by Chinese officials

He's back. The Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan arrives October 23. (That's the full movie title we swear.)

NPR reporter Michele Kelemen was notified that she was being removed from the press pool covering MikePompeo's upcoming trip to the UK, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan — just a few days after Pompeo responded angrily to an interviewer from NPR

My best wishes to First President of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev for early recovery and good health. We stand with our friend and strategic partner Kazakhstan in efforts to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.