Events and opinions

glassesblackThe strongman can keep firing ministers, but analysts feel he’s avoiding Kazakhstan’s bedrock economic problems.

fnquhrzzwmzzNurbots fill comment sections across the Kazakh internet. They may not be convincing but they pollute online discourse.

kazakhativistsTheyve taken him again, said Munai Taskairat kyzy, sobbing over the phone.

Lyudmila KozlovskaDespite being banned from the EU, Lyudmila Kozlovska (pictured), president of the Open Dialogue Foundation, has relocated her HQ to Brussels, writes James Hipwell.

malikkenzhalievThe chief judge of a court in western Kazakhstan has been fired after his court acquitted an opposition activist in a high-profile case.


nuralialievscreenshotFacebook users in Kazakhstan are mocking an apparent PR piece that first appeared on the website


chinacheckTurkey has called on China to close its detention camps following the reported death of a renowned musician from the ethnic Uighur minority.

worldtradecenterThe President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has held talks with Rolf Draak, member of the Board of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), and Mehran Eftekhar, Finance and Corporate Services Director at Nest Investments Holdings, Trend reports referring to the press service of the Kazakh president.

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Screenshot of Aisultan Nazarbayev's Facebook account. The man kissing a young Aisultan in the cover photo is Kazakhstan's de facto leader-for-life, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

seenoevilIt’s unclear how many people are living in some sort of detention in Xinjiang, the restive region in China’s far west.