Monthly Archive

April 2016

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 27 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Authorities Adopt Heavy-Hand Approach on Land Issue

A press conference in Almaty on the proposed plans to rent land to foreign investors had to be cancelled April 29 after police detained the organizers. The heavy-handed effort to prevent a public d... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Land Protests Intensify, Authorities Sanguine

The land protest movement in Kazakhstan is gathering momentum and spreading to more cities, while the authorities appear determined to ride out the public anger. RFE/RL’s Kazakhstan service reported ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan land protests widen in challenge to strongman leader

Hundreds of people staged street protests in two cities in Kazakhstan on Wednesday over land reform, Kazakh media and local activists reported, a rare act of defiance that could pose a challenge to th... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhs stage rare protest over farmland privatization

Hundreds of people held a rare public protest in the Kazakh oil industry hub Atyrau on Sunday against new regulations which they fear will allow foreigners to buy local farmland, although the governme... read more..


Kazakhstan Refuses to Investigate Panama Paper Links to President's Family

Kazakhstan’s general prosecutor has ruled out investigating allegations in the Panama Papers, including ones against the family of the president, Radio Free Europe reports. The publication of ove... read more..


U.S. Demands Uzbek Leader's Daughter Turn Over $550 Million

WASHINGTON -- U.S. prosecutors said the daughter of Uzbekistan’s president and several associates failed to comply with a court order to turn over more than $500 million held in Swiss banks as part of... read more..


Blair's £5m deal with a despot: Explosive leaked papers reveal PM’s greed as he shamelessly touted services to Kazakh president accused of appalling human rights abuse

Tony Blair touted his firm's services to a dictator for £5.3million a year, the Daily Mail can reveal today. He made the shameless sales pitch to Nursultan Nazarbayev, offering the Kazakh preside... read more..


Tony Blair gives Kazakhstan’s autocratic president tips on how to defend a massacre

Tony Blair told the Nursultan Nazarbayev that the deaths of 14 protesters 'tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress' his country had made Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan’s autoc... read more..


Tony Blair's £5m deal to advise Kazakh dictator

Tony Blair demanded more than £5 million a year to advise a dictator through his secretive consulting business. Leaked documents show for the first time the huge fees charged by Tony Blair Associ... read more..


David Cameron could unmask the mystery owners of £170 billion worth of UK property

The government planning to create a register for offshore companies buying property in the UK that would require the companies to reveal who is behind them, according to the Times. In effect, the... read more..


Kazakh president’s daughter hides Page Six article from dad

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev never saw a Page Six story about his recent dining requests at a Soho restaurant — which included having a staffer test any food from the kitchen — because hi... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Unveils Plan To End All Wars; Details To Come

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, never shy about thrusting his once-obscure country on to the global stage, has unveiled perhaps his most ambitious initiative ever: to rid the world of war. ... read more..


Tony Blair advised Kazakhstan's president on how to present a massacre of oil workers as the ex-PM's firm helped the former Soviet republic build a huge tourist resort

Tony Blair advised the president of Kazakhstan to present the killing of oil workers as 'tragic' but not something which should 'obscure' real progress made in the country, it was claimed today. Th... read more..

Events and opinions

Armenian Village To Rename ‘Nazarbayev Street’

A village in Armenia has decided to rename its main street bearing the name of Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, in protest against the Central Asian state’s pro-Azerbaijani position on the... read more..


Baroness Hypocrite: How the Blairite law chief with an illegal immigrant cleaner has cosy links to two vile despots that raise grave questions about her suitability to be new boss of the Commonwealth

A coronation was staged last week, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, amid the gilded splendour of Marlborough House, a former royal residence on The Mall. At a lavish ceremony featuring perfo... read more..


Media Quarter Marx: Geldwäsche bei Finanzierung?

Stecken im umstrittenen Media Quarter St. Marx (MQM) Gelder aus dem Steuerparadies Panama? Die ÖVP glaubt an einen Krimi und stellt Geldwäsche bei der Finanzierung in den Raum. Noch in dieser Woche br... read more..

Political process

New Report Slams 'Authoritarian' Russia and Former Soviet Nations

Seven of the 15 former Soviet countries have become “consolidated authoritarian regimes,” with Russian President Vladimir Putin's “naked embrace of autocracy” driving the decline, the Freedom House mo... read more..

Events and opinions

Blurring the Lines of Kazakhstan-Russia Relations

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) have the delicate task of balancing ties between their respective countries.  Forecast Kazakhstan will try to ... read more..


Kazakhstan aims to 'peacefully resolve' Karachaganak dispute

Kazakhstan and global oil majors developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field aim to "peacefully resolve" their dispute over a production sharing agreement, Kazakhstan's Energy Ministry said on Th... read more..


Secret offshore firms 'own area 3 times bigger than London'

That includes vast chunks of central London's Baker Street, owned by a collection of offshore companies linked to Rakhat Aliyev and his family Offshore companies based in tax havens like the Britis... read more..


Justice minister Brandstetter: "I get really angry"

The legal specialist Wolfgang Brandstetter has been Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria since December 2013. Previously he acted, among other things, as defence counsel of the late business... read more..


"Panama Papers": Aliyev’s Money Toured the World

Rakhat Aliyev enjoyed the benefits of Panama too. Large profits from the sugar businesses that he once launched in Kazakhstan were allegedly transferred to offshore accounts.According to one of his read more..


Swedish bank 'loaned billions' to oligarch using tax havens

Nordea, the Swedish bank linked to this week's global tax evasion scandal, is accused of helping an oligarch close to Kazakhstan's dictator president. The bank, which is one of the biggest in Scandin... read more..


Kazakhstan: Panama Papers Expose Nazarbayev Grandson

Among the huge spectrum of international figures brought low by the Panama Papers document leak is the grandson of Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev. In a highly detailed account published ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh president unleashes inner ‘Borat’ at posh SoHo eatery

Even Borat would have laughed at the security precautions the president of Kazakhstan took during a dinner in Manhattan — as the Central Asian strongman demanded waiters at a posh Soho restaurant be r... read more..

Political process

Kazakhstan's Snap Election Affirm Nazarbayev's Power in Uncertain Environments

The Kazakhstan snap Parliamentary elections were held on 20 March 2016. The snap elections were called amidst economic turmoil and fears that the Kazakhstan government would lose voter and public conf... read more..

Events and opinions

Mr Juncker, Didn't Obama Show You How It's Done?

On Wednesday, there was an event held in the EU, which usually doesn’t gather much attention, but the combination with other events made it attractive. We are talking about the visit of Kazakhstan Pre... read more..

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