Monthly Archive

August 2009

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 33 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Aliev Says Kazakh Authorities Try To 'Get' Him Using Former Associate

Rakhat Aliev, the former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, told RFE/RL's Kazakh Service that Kazakh authorities are trying "to get him" using his former associate Alnur Musaev.   ... read more..

Events and opinions

Former Kazakh KNB Head Speaks On Aliev's Role In Kidnappings

The former chief of Kazakhstan's Committee of National Security (KNB) says the former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev "might" have been involved in the kidnapping of two high-rankin... read more..


Stellungnahme des früheren kasachischen Botschafters in Österreich, Dr. Rakhat ALIYEV

Bezugnehmend auf die jüngsten in österreichischen Medien wiedergegebenen Angriffe auf mich, insbesondere die Äußerungen des früheren kasachischen Geheimdienstchefs Alnur Mussayev, halte ich fest, dass... read more..



Vienna (OTS) Dr. Rakhat Aliyev, ex-Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Austria in his statement concerning recent publications in NEWS magazine and other mass-media about unjustified accusations in alleged cr... read more..


British court orders freeze on BTA ex-chairman’s assets

The English High Court has granted a worldwide injunction to freeze the assets of former BTA Bank chairman Mukhtar Ablyazov and other former top managers, according a BTA press release.       ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: The artists took off underwear in support of new management of BTA Bank

On August 24 the legal system of Kazakhstan faced «double strike» from Almaty intelligentsia. The Almaty artists, musicians and actors decided to support the journalists of Respublica. Business Review... read more..


Caspian oilfield is Big Oil's new energy frontier

Face wrapped in a thick scarf against clouds of blinding dust, the electrician gazed at a maze of pipes and pumps teeming with 15,000 workers and said his work was like building the Tower of Babel. ... read more..

Events and opinions

Newspaper Respublika may close if court rules in favor of BTA Bank’s claim – editorial staff

The claim BTA Bank filed against Kazakhstan’s opposition newspaper Respublika may lead to the closure of the newspaper, said deputy editor-in-chief Oksana Makushina.     “Our newspaper may ... read more..


Alliance Bank: Clear as mud

Former CEO of Alliance Bank and Eurasian Bank Zhomart Yertayev and his deputy Aleksei Ageyev have been arrested last weekend in connection with several deals sealed during their tenure at Alliance, th... read more..


Interview: KazInvestBank CEO calls Kazakh bank system dysfunctional

Official data on non-performing loans is only the tip of the iceberg and drastic action is needed to stop the mountains of debt from dragging Kazakhstan’s economy into a lengthy recession, warns KazIn... read more..

Events and opinions

Russians Are Leaving Kazakhstan In Mass Departure

6 out of 10 of Russian-speaking people in Kazakhstan want to leave “the most economically developed and rich country of Central Asia”.   - 9 out of 10 students in Kazakh universities are represent... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan puts pressure on bloggers

Last October, Adil Nurmakov, a popular blogger in this Central Asian republic, started having mysterious problems accessing his account on the popular website   For the comput... read more..

Events and opinions

Ex-Geheimdienstchef über "Fall Kasachstan"

Erstmals erzählt jetzt der in Wien untergetauchte ehemalige Chef des kasachischen Geheimdienstes KNB, Alnur Mussajew, seine Version von der Affäre des in seiner Heimat schwerer Verbrechen beschuldig read more..

Events and opinions

Five reasons why Kazakhstan doesn't deserve presidency in OSCE

In 2010 Kazakhstan for one year becomes chairman of OSCE, however the country leaders are not intended to carry out the reforms meeting the European standards.   The decision of the western countr... read more..

Events and opinions

Uzbekistan's rapprochement with U.S. is logical, as it plays a key role in transporting cargo to Afghanistan

Uzbekistan's rapprochement with the United States is logical, because Uzbekistan plays an important role for NATO operations in Afghanistan and the U.S. is one of the key players in establishing stabi... read more..

Political process

The Alga! Party has another shot at registering

Vladimir Kozlov, director of the steering committee of the Alga! Party (Ahead!) that is still remains unregistered with the Justice Ministry,announced a new campaign to legalize the movement.   ... read more..


Kazakh Stocks Fall Most in a Month on Copper, Oil Price Drop

Kazakhstan’s stocks declined the most in almost a month, led by commodity producers, as the price of copper sank and oil dropped to a two-week low.   The Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Shares Index fel... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan refuses to free jailed newspaper editor amid international condemnation.

  Kazakhstan's highest court refused Thursday to overturn a prison sentence for a newspaper editor in a case that has drawn widespread international condemnation.     Kazakhstan's highest cou... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh authorities impose deadline on BTA debt restructuring

Kazakhstan’s financial regulator imposed a deadline on BTA Bank to complete its debt restructuring by September 18, notwithstanding a possibly negative impact on the country’s reputation with Western ... read more..

Political process

Journalists and politicians join forces to defend convicted Alma-At Info editor

Representatives of the journalistic community and political parties established headquarters to defend convicted Ramazan Yesergepov, the owner and editor of the weekly Alma-Ata Info   The grou... read more..

Events and opinions

RSF says "appalled" by Kazakh journalist's jailing

Press rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has criticised the three-year jail term handed down to a Kazakh newspaper editor for divulging classified documents.   Kazakhstan, a Centr... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazatomprom ex-president determined to prove his innocence at an open trial, lawyer

Nurlan Bisekeyev, the defense lawyer of the former chief of Kazatomprom Mukhtar Djakishev announced that his client has irresistible proof of his innocence, which he is ready to present at an open tri... read more..


Banking associations appeal for trade finance debt to be excluded from restructuring

Two international banking industry associations appealed to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to ensure that Kazakhstan’s troubled banks exclude trade finance debt from restructuring, Reuters repo... read more..

Events and opinions

Ex-spy may succeed Kazakh leader - paper

A senior security official may eventually succeed Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev in a deal similar to Vladimir Putin's rise to power in Russia, a political analyst said in a rare public comment on... read more..

Political process

Communism Still Stands in the “Stans”

The mass media tells us that communism around the world fell with the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It’s almost become a proverb. But in some places communism never fell.   Communism st... read more..


Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank First-Half Losses Swelled to $9.9 Billion

BTA Bank, Kazakhstan’s largest lender by assets, saw losses expand to 1.5 trillion tenge ($9.9 billion) in the first half, the country’s financial regulator said, citing preliminary data.   BT... read more..


Kazakhstan-China $3.3 billion oil deal delayed

Kazakh and Chinese state oil firms' joint $3.3 billion acquisition of a Kazakh private upstream company has been delayed, Kazakhstan said on Wednesday without providing the timeframe or the reason for... read more..

Events and opinions

Beware of Big Ideas.

Newly nervous post-Soviet states crack down on Western schools.     A generation ago, as communism was collapsing and the leaders of the former Soviet empire were scrambling to create prosperous ... read more..


Kazakhstan: Restructuring may reveal emperor’s new clothes

Bad debts rise to new highs; Investors tire of mounting problems   The restructuring of almost $20 billion of foreign debt by two of the leading Kazakh banks in the coming months is likely to ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Activists Call For Investigation Of Suspicious Car Accident

Kazakh activists are calling on police to conduct an objective investigation into a deadly traffic accident that involved one of the country's leading human rights activists, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service r... read more..

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