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Russian anthropologist Alexandra Arkhipova and her colleagues have been collecting the examples of anti-war street art — stickers, graffiti, leaflets, and complex installations — for 1.5 years. Now, everyone can see photos of 471 works from 48 Russian ...
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Drag Performances: Between Entertainment and Education DragOn is organized and held within “Amirovka” a queer bar and safe space established by local activist Amir Shaikezhanov. For security reasons, the bar's address is not public and it remains a well- ...
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The factory, mines, and assets of ArcelorMittal Temirtau will be sold to Andrei Lavrentyev, a businessman known in car manufacturing, Kanat Sharlapayev, the minister of industry, said on December 8. Sharlapayev also said the government was instrumental in ...
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After the list was published in September, at least one NGO was singled out for extra financial scrutiny. The election monitoring NGO “Echo” was targeted when Nurbank, its lender, applied financial checks against extremism and terrorism, specifically ...
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This is, in brief, the first chapter of Kazakhstan’s oil history. In a continued effort to build the country’s identity around his figure, former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, wrote a 700-page autobiography in which he also talks about the country’s oil ...
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Special European Union envoy on sanctions David O’Sullivan flew to Kazakhstan on November 28 during a tour of countries that have not joined the West in sanctioning trade with Russia in an effort to harm its continued military offensive against Ukraine. “ ...
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The EU, along with the US, the UK, and other G7 countries, imposed sanctions on goods, companies, and individuals in an effort to thwart Russia's military operation. A secondary, but crucial reason for sanctions, is to weaken Russia’s economy to the point ...
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The hosts opened the rally in Russian and Kazakh: “We believe in our president. We share his opinions and we will help him,” are their first words. The movement’s activists were split between “organizers” (in purple jackets) and “participants” (in yellow ...
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At the CSTO meeting, Tokayev also said that the international community should enshrine the right of Palestinians to a state, under the umbrella of the United Nations, abiding by the principle of “two peoples, two states”. The Israel-Hamas conflict taking ...
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Such rumors would not exist without the ongoing controversy over the weight and the role of the organization in the military security of its members. Armenia, which had grown increasingly dissatisfied with CSTO’s cold reactions in the past, seems now to ...
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Hard Work and High Hopes Zhalgas Saparkhanova hurries towards us, clutching a sheet of paper in her hands. She smiles, because she was just notified that the case of Yerbol Zhumanov, sentenced to 16 years for the murder of a KNB lieutenant colonel and ...
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This marks the fifth high-level visit by British officials to Kazakhstan this year, after Foreign Secretary James Cleverley in March and Minister of Europe Leo Docherty in June and October, and Minister of Armed Forces James Heappey in September, ...
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Politics and International Relations In a round of local elections on November 5, three small cities, Kurchatov, Priozersk, and Rudnyi, along with 42 other regional districts elected their governors for the first time since independence. The project, ...
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While the country’s deputies are trying to “find a balance” on the issue of criminalizing violence against women, tragedies continue to occur in Kazakhstan. Yet, Senate Speaker Maulen Ashimbaev is confident that the current legislation is good enough for ...
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Many men fail to consciously perceive themselves as privileged. People in dominant groups often cannot see their advantages: Unearned privileges are invisible to those who benefit from them. Just as the sighted cannot grasp the experience of the blind and ...
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Marat Beketayev, the former minister of justice, was arrested on October 21 “while trying to escape the country,” the Anti-Corruption Agency reported, under suspicion of abuse of power. Beketayev served as minister of justice from 2016 to 2022. He was ...
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Yapiyev: Dr Koriche, please start us off by giving us context about the Caspian Sea basin. Koriche: The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest inland lake, yet its designation often sparks confusion, leading to questions about whether it should be classified ...
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A Central Bank report published on September 4, highlighted that the monthly income of nine out of ten people in Kazakhstan stands below 151,000 tenge (around $320) in the first quarter of the year. Inflation, which has continued to gallop in double ...
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Minister of ecology Yerlan Nysanbayev told the press on October 16 that the government has not yet received any official communication regarding arbitral proceedings against a $5 billion environmental fine levied against an oil production consortium. ...
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The news of the leak was extensively covered in August, when geoanalytical researchers showed that the leak in Mangistau could be classified as a “super-emitter”. Kayrros SAS, the French geoanalytical firm that first brought the leak at Karaturun to the ...