Contents tagged with Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan offers Ukraine an option to transport cargo bypassing Russia

    Kazakhstan has offered Ukraine the option to use an alternative transport route through the Kazakh port of Aktau to bypass the Russian territory. This was reported by the Atameken National Chamber of the Entrepreneurs (NCE) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, citing the Deputy Chairman of the NCE Dana Zhunusova.

    Due to the introduction of additional restrictive measures by the Russian Federation as of July 1st imposed on the transit of Ukrainian products through Russian territory to Kazakhstan and …

  • Russian writer calls on Russia to annex northern Kazakhstan

    Russian writer and political dissident, Eduard Limonov, recently commented on the events in Kazakhstan in his blog, during which 18 people were killed as a result of terrorist acts on the 5th of June in Aktobe. “Russia will be pretty dumb if it doesn’t try to return its ancestral cities that ended up in the north of Kazakhstan along the border with Russia but abroad, starting from Uralsk and further to the east along the border,” he stated.

    Limonov recalled that there are still more than 4 …

  • Kazakhstan’s ruling party wins election

    Early parliamentary elections were held on Sunday in Kazakhstan, resulting in to a clear victory of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s ruling party with 81 percent of the votes. The Central Election Commission stated that voters were particularly active this year, with no less than 77 percent of eligible citizens participating.

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, on December 1991, no elections in Kazakhstan have been recognized as “fair” and “free” by Western countries or international …