Monthly Archive

July 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 19 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Olympics-Oil cash to ease IOC concerns over Almaty bid-Kazakh PM

Kazakhstan's $70 billion oil fund should ease any concerns regarding the nation's ability to host the 2022 winter Olympics, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov said on Wednesday with Almaty facing Be... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Will Almaty Win the Winter Olympics?

The David and Goliath struggle between Almaty and Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games comes to its conclusion on July 31 as the delegates of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meet in... read more..

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Central Asia crackdown on militant Islam risks backlash

OSH: Authorities in Central Asia’s former Soviet ‘stans’ are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a back... read more..


How did London become ground zero for the global plutocracy?

The opening of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet finds Afghanistan veteran Dr John Watson pondering his future. Inevitably, he finds himself in London, “that great cesspool into which all the lo... read more..

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London property 'dirty money': How Kazakh secret police and bent Nigerian politicians play the system

David Cameron has launched a war against foreign fraudsters laundering their cash in London, warning their "dodgy cash" is not welcome in the capital. The prime minister highlighted some properti... read more..

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Net closing in on foreign criminals buying Britain's luxury homes to launder crooked cash

DAVID Cameron will today announce tough new measures to stop foreign crooks using London's high-end property market to launder dirty money. The Prime Minister will commit to unmask the shady web ... read more..


David Cameron vows to fight against 'dirty money' in UK property market

Prime minister will use a speech in Singapore to hit out against corrupt foreigners who launder money by buying up British homes through holding companies. David Cameron will promise to act again... read more..


Kazakhstan and Shady London Real Estate Deals

An investigation by money-trail watchdog Global Witness has concluded that Rakhat Aliyev and his son Nurali are closely linked to shady real estate deals in London. According to the report Mystery on ... read more..

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WorldViews: In a world of absurd election results, North Korea is in good company

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un casts his vote at a polling station during the election of deputies to the provincial, city and county people's assemblies in this undated photo released by North Korea... read more..

Events and opinions

EXPO in Kazakhstan: Nepotism and Corruption Revealed

Before the International Olympic Committee makes a decision on whether Kazakhstan will host the Winter Olympics in 2022, an important milestone for the Central Asian country’s image will occur in 2017... read more..

Events and opinions

Does a Dead Kazakh KGB Chief Own Sherlock’s House?

A new transparency report links Rakhat Aliyev, the former son-in-law of Kazakhstan’s dictator, to a famed Baker Street address in London. Jagshemash, the game’s afoot. The home of the world’s mos... read more..

Events and opinions

Mystery on Baker Street. Brutal Kazakh official linked to £147m London property empire.

Big chunks of Baker Street are owned by a mysterious figure with close ties to a former Kazakh secret police chief accused of murder and money-laundering.           &nbs... read more..

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World famous Sherlock Holmes 'home' among £147m property empire linked to brutal diplomat

There are calls for a major probe into London's property market after a £147million empire including the world-famous 221 Baker Street was linked to a former secret police chief accused of murder and ... read more..

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Sherlock Holmes' fictional Baker Street home in London subject to ownership mystery

It is a mystery that would test the skills of the famous literary detective himself: who owns 221B Baker Street?           Billed as the “world’s most famous address”,... read more..

Events and opinions

Call for greater transparency in prime London property deals

Anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness has called for more transparency about UK property ownership after reviewing alleged links between a former Kazakh secret police chief accused of money laund... read more..


Kazakhstan: Economic Crisis, State Companies, and the Nation’s Image

Qishloq Ovozi is pleased to once again introduce an up-and-coming scholar in the field of Central Asian studies, Bradley Jardine, a student at Glasgow University and currently an intern at RFE/RL. Jar... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Calm As Currency Begins Long-Awaited Slide

After months of pressure on Kazakhstan’s currency, the central bank has moved to allow the tenge to slide – but avoided the large snap devaluation that doomsayers have long been predicting. On Ju... read more..

Events and opinions

Epic murder trial tests Austrian justice

After a three-month trial, an Austrian jury has found two Kazakh men not guilty of involvement in a brutal double murder committed thousands of miles away. Alnur Mussayev, a former Kazakh intelli... read more..


EXPO in Kazakhstan Becomes Corruption Show

An event meant to showcase Kazakhstan’s progress shows its dark side. One sunny afternoon in early June in Astana a bureaucrat is fired. When a bureaucrat is not transferred to another position, ... read more..

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