Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Top secret: Declassified files tell dramatic story of how first Soviet atomic bomb was made (PHOTOS)

Russia Today 21 Oct 2019
First Soviet first atomic bomb, RDS-1 or Pervaya Molniya (First Lightning), was successfully tested on August 29, 1949 at a range in the town of Semipalatinsk in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. The files, published by Russia’s nuclear agency, Rosatom, contained the photos of the menacing weapon while it was still a work in progress....
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Kazakhstan’s Golden Man, ancient national treasures on show at Muzium Negara

The Star 15 Oct 2019
Pride and joy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Golden Man – or Altyn Adam in Kazakh – is a warrior’s armour suit from the 5th century BC that was discovered by Kazakh archaeologist Kemal Akishev during an excavation in the south of the country in 1969 ... Photo ... Photo ... A ceramic glazed bowl found in the Khurlug settlement from south Kazakhstan. Photo....
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Russia Beats Cyprus, Qualifies for Euro 2020; Croatia Must Wait

The National Herald 14 Oct 2019
Belgium already had secured its place at the finals, but Roberto Mart�nez’s team stayed perfect in qualifying with a 2-0 win over Kazakhstan in Astana.Belgium’s Thomas Meunier center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s second goal ... (AP Photo)....
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Michy Batshuayi

Daily Advance 13 Oct 2019
<p>Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Kazakhstan and Belgium at the Astana Arena stadium in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo)</p> ... ....
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Dries Mertens

Daily Advance 13 Oct 2019
<p>Belgium’s Dries Mertens kicks the ball during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Kazakhstan and Belgium at the Astana Arena stadium in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo)</p> ... ....
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Roberto Mart'nez

Daily Advance 13 Oct 2019
<p>Belgium’s head coach Roberto Martínez gives instructions during the Euro 2020 group I qualifying soccer match between Kazakhstan and Belgium at the Astana Arena stadium in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. (AP Photo)</p> ... ....
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Russia bestows medal on US astronaut in failed launch

China 09 Oct 2019
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 59/60, gestures shortly before the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. [Photo ... cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in October last year....
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China parades its own coalition of the willing

Asiatimes 08 Oct 2019
Photo ... From Central Asia and the Indian Ocean region, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan all sent marching troops ... Cambodian troops march in a parade in Beijing in a file photo. Photo ... Tajikistan troops in a parade in Beijing in a file photo. Photo ... Photo....
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APTOPIX Kazakhstan Russia Space Station

Napa Valley Register 04 Oct 2019
... 150 km ( 90 miles) south-east of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct ... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool) ....
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Golovkin Derevyanchenko Boxing

Commercial News 03 Oct 2019
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Kazakhstan's Gennady Golovkin, left, and Ukraine's Sergiy Derevyanchenko, pose for photos after a news conference at New York's Madison Square Garden. Longtime middleweight champion Golovkin can regain one of his old ... ....
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