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Kazakh traders have been helping fill Russian demand for high-tech consumer goods and other items hard to obtain under Western sanctions.
Only one in four voters in Almaty, the country's largest city, cast their ballot.
Russia and China will struggle for common policy on possible Russian soft underbelly Central Asia, Afghanistan, Mongolia, the vital Europe/Asia Caucasus crossroads, the Baltics, CEE and SEE.
Though some changes in the poll formats hint at New Kazakhstan, the president’s words are ominously reminiscent of Old Kazakhstan.
Bailiffs impound assets as Kazakh minister accuses Russian space agency chief of “diplomatic mistake” over objections to postponement of work at Baikonur cosmodrome.
Kremlin nevertheless bristled at top diplomat’s arrival, saying “there is no place for the democratisation experiments of Washington”.
Inhabitants of Ekibastuz who were left without heating on freezing winter days have a much different understanding of the term “crypto winter” than digital money enthusiasts.
Beijing is leaning toward buying additional Central Asian gas, despite reliability concerns.
Payment business Kaspi Pay records strong growth in transaction volume and active user base, with over 21mn users at end-2022.
Production is falling as demand increases, forcing country to look to Russia for energy supplies.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has weakened its influence in Central Asia, especially in Kazakhstan. Russia is no longer a regional hegemon, which may increase regional instability. Tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are especially dangerous.
Firm hopes to create a regional aviation hub just over the Kazakh border.
The way the filmmakers and authorities are working so closely has given rise to questions about who exactly is backing this movie, and why.
De-Nazarbayevification is a useful electoral strategy, which may explain why the news was announced by Kazakhstan’s ruling party ahead of polls next month.
Business confidence jumps to highest level recorded since early 2021. Companies ramp up purchasing activity on expectations.
Move might enable gold and silver miner to carve out its Russian business.
Tales of families sleeping in cars that are warmer than homes as cold front brings sub-zero temperatures not experienced in half a century.
Continuous ‘three-month visa runs” no longer possible for draft dodgers from next week.
Tokayev's walking a fine line between building relations with China and the West and not upsetting the main man in the Kremlin.