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Stories about Kazakh

25 November 2014

Kazakh Authorities Censor Videos of Children in ISIS Training Camps

Videos of Kazakh children in ISIS training camps have gone viral. Now the government is engaged in a futile damage limitation exercise.

19 February 2014

The President That Could Not Stand His “Stan”

As far as countries go, "stan" is something of a bad brand. PR-sensitive Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is suggesting it could be time for a change to his country's name.

14 February 2014

Kazakhstan Gets Its First Medal in Sochi

Kazakhstan's Denis Ten finished third in men's figure skating tonight, bringing the country its first-ever Olympic medal in this sport.

28 November 2013

VIDEO: Kazakh Students Sing Love Songs for President

After a massive rally in which some 3,000 students expressed their love for Kazakhstan's president, netizens compare the country to North Korea.

24 October 2013

Central Asia's Presidents: Political Stalwarts and Musical Softies

Some presidents in Central Asian countries sing, dance, and play musical instruments. When they fail to impress their populations, however, people sing against them.

3 October 2012

Italian Singer Encourages Kazakhs to Speak Mother Tongue

Son Pascal, an Italian singer and songwriter, has become a celebrity in Kazakhstan by passionately encouraging Kazakhs to speak their mother tongue. In a brief interview with Global Voices Online,...

22 August 2012

Kazakhstan: Trial of Opposition Leaders Draws Pussy Riot Comparisons

“A Pussy Riot of our own” is how Kazakhstani netizens are referring to the judicial drama involving three opposition leaders accused of active participation in the Zhanaozen oil-strike that turned...

9 August 2012

Kazakhstan: ‘Imported’ Olympic Champions Cause Controversy

Two of the six gold medals bagged by Kazakhstan at the London Olympics were claimed by Chinese-born female weightlifters. The success of the "imported" athletes has caused a lot of...

4 January 2011

Kazakhstan: Bloggers discuss religion

Because Kazakhstan does not have a clear religious policy, it has become the norm that everyone is entitled to his or her own perspective on faith. As it was twenty...

21 July 2010

Kazakhstan: Bloggers see China’s “weaponless invasion”

Posts about China-related topics are quite frequent in the Kazakh language blogs. Here are some of them, the most recent ones.

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