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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Muslim Kazakhstan Adds Grave of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson to Heritage List

The Algemeiner 11 Aug 2020
The flag of Kazakhstan. Photo ... The rabbi, who was born in 1878, had spent years in exile in Kazakhstan ... “On behalf of the United States government, I want to honor Rabbi Schneerson and thank the great people of Kazakhstan for their steadfast support of the rabbi and his work.”....
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Kazakhstan squeezes China critics as Xinjiang anxieties spread

EurasiaNet 10 Aug 2020
Suspicions about an increasingly assertive China show little sign of flagging in Kazakhstan ... Hundreds of thousands of minority Muslims, including many ethnic Kazakhs with relatives in Kazakhstan, are believed to have been placed in internment camps there. Ambassador Zhang Xiao (photo. Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan)....
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Back to the future? Russia plans new manned space shuttle based on old Soviet ‘Buran’ ...

Russia Today 07 Aug 2020
It wants to replace the current Soyuz MS with a winged space shuttle, similar to the 1980s Buran ... Learn how Buran made debut flight 30 years ago (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) ... Two examples, left abandoned for three decades, are stored at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Also on rt.com Abandoned Soviet-era spacecraft captured in astounding PHOTOS ... ....
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China-Kazakhstan military cooperation fruitful: ambassador

Xinhua 01 Aug 2020
Kazakh armed forces soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, March 18, 2020. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua). Zhang said China is ready to work with Kazakhstan to fully implement the consensus reached by the leaders of the two countries and strengthen cooperation in the military sphere....
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China-Europe freight trains: “locomotive envoys of the ancient Silk Road”

People Daily 22 Jul 2020
Currently, the train service, known as the “Chang’an” China-Europe freight trains, has 15 routes linking Kazakhstan, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Poland and other countries ... The “Chang’an” China-Europe freight trains, has 15 routes linking Kazakhstan, Russia, Belgium, Germany, Poland and other countries. (Photo. Liang Xiao)....
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A year ago today, in pictures: British Open Golf Championships and more moments you may remember

Lebanon Express 18 Jul 2020
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the long rough on the 1st hole during the first round of the British Open Golf Championships at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, Thursday, July 18, 2019.(AP Photo/Peter Morrison) Peter Morrison. APTOPIX Kazakhstan Russia Space Station ... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) Dmitri Lovetsky....
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Chinese FM hosts C+C5 foreign ministers video meeting

Xinhua 17 Jul 2020
Photo taken on April 9, 2020 shows medical supplies from China at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua)....
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More info expected from Kazakhstan after 'unknown pneumonia' sparks speculation

People Daily 11 Jul 2020
Passengers wearing masks sit in a bus in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, on May 12, 2020. Photo.Xinhua ... The Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan on Thursday warned Chinese citizens living in the country of a local pneumonia of unknown source, which local media reported has a "much higher" fatality rate than COVID-19....
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'Unknown pneumonia' deadlier than Covid-19 sweeping Kazakhstan

Otago Daily Times 10 Jul 2020
The Chinese government has issued a warning about the outbreak. Photo. Getty Images. The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned of a deadly "unknown pneumonia" after the former Soviet republic reported a spike in pneumonia cases since June ... ....
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The Latest: New coronavirus cases stabilizing in Beijing

The Pantagraph 19 Jun 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file ......
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The Latest: UN seeks urgent funding for virus aid transport

Hickory Record 19 Jun 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The ex-president of Kazakhstan is infected with the new coronavirus....
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The Latest: Oklahoma's new cases leap -- double earlier high

Hickory Record 19 Jun 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The ex-president of Kazakhstan is infected with the new coronavirus....
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The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Hickory Record 19 Jun 2020
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo, former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev arrives for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The ex-president of Kazakhstan is infected with the new coronavirus....

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