Contents tagged with Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan first president’s grandson seeks political asylum in UK and promises to expose Putin’s ‘offshore wallets’

    Aisultan Nazarbayev, grandson of Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has requested political asylum in the UK and promised to expose the details of multi-billion dollar corruption with gas contracts, reports He claims that Kazakh leaders and “Russia’s upper echelon” – including Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller and Russian President Vladimir Putin – are involved in the corrupt schemes.

    29 year-old Aisultan, son of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter Dariga, wrote about …

  • Kazakhstan questions reliability of Russian gas supply

    The government of Kazakhstan is considering the possibility of connecting to the Force of Siberia 2 gas pipeline project, but it is unclear how reliable the supply will be, said Kazakhstani Deputy Energy Minister Makhambet Dosmukhambetov on Tuesday.

    “In the Eastern Kazakhstan province, the gas field in the region has relatively small quantities of gas, which are not sufficient to supply the entire province – only on a regional scale. There they are considering an option, if Russia and China …

  • China sends soldiers to Russia for 'army games'

    China’s People’s Liberation Army is sending soldiers to Russia to participate in the International Army Games 2019 which will be held in Russia and five other former Soviet states.

    In addition to troops, China will be sending military equipment such as tanks and fighter aircraft to the games, whose competitions which will include a tank biathlon, “Aviadarts” - a competition for flight crews, and the “Masters of artillery fire”.

    For the first time in the history of the Chinese armed forces, a …

  • Russia to pay Kazakhstan $76 million for 'dirty' oil

    The Russian state-owned company Transneft will pay a compensation of about $76 million to the Kazakh national oil transporter KazTransOil for contaminated oil, reports Deutsche Welle news agency.

    "Loss of quality, downtime, and storage are included in the amount of compensation," - said one of the sources of Bloomberg. A formal agreement between the two operators has not yet been signed. Earlier, Reuters reported that Russia will pay Kazakhstan a fixed amount for contaminated oil.

    According …

  • Kazakhstan’s economic growth 6 times faster than Russia’s

    Kazakhstan’s economy is reaffirming its status as one of the fastest growing economies not only among former Soviet states, but even in all of Central Asia, reports.

    Amid the launch of the country’s largest oil field, Kashagan, and a boom in uranium mining, in which Kazakhstan has been number one in the world for seven years, the country’s GDP has been growing nearly six times faster than Russia’s.

    At the end of January-May, government statistics placed the country’s economic growth …

  • Kazakhstan suspends liquefied gas supplies to Ukraine

    Kazakhstan company Tengizchevroil (TCO) stopped the supply of liquefied gas in the direction of Ukraine, reports enkorr information resource, citing several sources in the Ukrainian companies, holders of Term Contracts with Tengizchevroil.

    According to the sources, the Kazakh trader is afraid of potential problems with the passage of wagons through the Russian-Ukrainian border due to Russian sanctions against Ukraine that enter into force on June 1.

    "There is no permission to cross the …

  • Ukrainian President holds phone conversation with former president of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev

    President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, had a telephone conversation with the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, reads the report published on Ukrainian President's website.

    Poroshenko acknowledged Nazarbayev’s significant personal contribution to the establishment and development of Ukraine- Kazakhstan relations.

    "The interlocutors expressed confidence in further strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation based on friendship and respect between both countries and nations, …

  • Kremlin: Nazarbayev called Putin before resignation

    The press secretary of Russian President Putin, Dmitry Peskov, in an interview with the program “Moscow. Kremlin.Putin” on the channel Russia 1 announced that the former president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, had a telephone conversation with Putin a few hours before his official resignation.

    “Nursultan Abishevich called himself. Actually, they often call each other up as needed. It has always been like this in recent years. He called a couple of hours before the announcement,” Peskov …

  • Kazakhstan raises the price for Russian oil transit to China

    Kazakhstan has increased the cost of oil transportation from Russian through Kazakhstan to China by a third, reported with reference to the press service of the KazTransOil JSC.

    “By the order of the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan approved the cost of transportation of oil amounting to 10 million tons per year along the Russian border - the border of Kazakhstan (Priirtyshsk) – Atasu (Kazakhstan) - Alashankou (China) route. The transportation of one …

  • Putin extends restrictions on transit of Ukrainian goods to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin amended the decree from January 1, 2016 "On Measures to ensure economic security and national interests of Russia during the transit of goods from Ukraine to the Republic of Kazakhstan or the Kyrgyz Republic through the territory of the Russian Federation." He extended it for half a year, until July 1, 2019,  the Russia’s government website of legal information. 

    The decree entered into force on December 31, 2018. It stipulates that inter-country transportation …