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In the lawsuit, Kloop is accused of “manipulating“ public opinion and “causing harm” to public health and well-being, including accusations that the organization caused people to experience a wide array of negative emotions and psychological disorders, “ ...
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On September 4, Tokayev appointed Nurzhan Nurzhigitov to head the new ministry of water resources. Nurzhigitov had previously served as governor of the southern Zhambyl region, which had faced severe water shortages this year in connection to a dispute ...
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Because Kazakhstan was chosen as the theater of the announcement, it was clear that the Central Asian country would have played a key role in China’s outward-looking initiatives. In the countless analyses and reports written about the BRI in the past ...
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A new survey by Central Asia Barometer, a regional-focused institution for applied social research, unveiled a shifting of the tides in public opinion towards Russia, as at least one-third of the respondents in Kazakhstan said they view their northern ...
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On September 1, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev opened a new session of the parliament by addressing the nation about the government’s upcoming plans. He said Kazakhstan’s economy will remain open to foreign investment, while domestic producers will be “ ...
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Tokayev had said that asset return would have reversed the process of concentration of the country’s resources into the hands of a small elite, thus improving competition and the overall economic situation in the country. The government had already formed ...
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At the 15th summit of the BRICS group on August 24, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev spoke about joining forces between the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the group, of which Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are part. A ...
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During your press tour, you dodged questions regarding the problems of liberalism. Do you not consider the current situation - with extreme social inequality, climate degradation, economic deadlock, and wars - a structural crisis of liberalism? These are ...
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From the soft rhetoric of “we will study the issue”, Tokayev gradually moved to a definite sentence: “without nuclear power plants, Kazakhstan will lose the economy”. On the one hand, the government regularly emphasizes that there is no final decision yet ...
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In 2022, the ministry rolled out a plan to keep mobile transfers under check, starting from civil servants and employees of government-affiliated enterprises and institutions. In the next two years, the monitoring of mobile transactions should have been ...
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More than 100 miners went on strike on August 14 near the town of Satpayev to protest against worsening work conditions. The miners work for Kazakhmys, one of the country’s largest mining corporations. Mine No. 65, around 20 kilometers north-west of ...
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Buzachi Neft, the company exploring the Mangistau region for gas, said on August 7 that methane emissions are insignificant because it mostly is burned off in the fire that has engulfed the exploration well continuously since an accident on June 9. But ...
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A group of relatives of victims of Qandy Qantar (Kazakh for “Bloody January”, the violent suppression of urban protests in 2022) in Shymkent held a protest outside the city administrative building on August 1. Two of them were arrested the following day ...
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The head doctor and a range of medical staff were fired in this instance. Patient zero, according to the investigation, was someone who was admitted to the hospital because of another illness and initially tested negative for HIV. Before he could be ...
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Before Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, a critical global food supplier, one fifth of the world’s barley came from Ukraine, as well as one sixth of the maize and one eighth of wheat. After Russia invaded Ukraine in 2022, attacking grain fields ...
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After the signing of a landmark law on asset recovery on July 12, the government has continued to showcase the amount it has returned to the state coffers, without detailing its origin in full. In response to Vlast, it said it cannot disclose a full list. ...
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Her uncle worked at a plant making thermonuclear weapons for only 45 minutes a day, inserting plutonium rods into the reactor. After that, he and his colleagues washed themselves for several hours until the Geiger counter stopped going off scale. It was ...
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A fire burned down around 20 hectares of forest in the north-eastern Abai region on July 15, just weeks after a massive fire rampaged in the same area, killing 14 emergency workers. More than 70% of the equipment at the Semey Ormany national park is worn ...
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After the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, Kazakhstan’s government tried to set itself apart and continue trading with its Western customers as before. In the spring of 2022, the government decided to establish a new “brand” under which to sell its ...
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All five defendants in the so-called “airport hijacking” trial were sentenced on July 11 to prison terms from four to eight years. Journalist Aigerim Tleuzhan and other civic activists had been accused of “violently seizing the airport” during Qandy ...