You can find many styles of architecture in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan. Credit: Marek Felten (Germany) Find all of our photos of the day here. [...]
Kazakhstan: does official backlash loom after historic International Women’s Day?
On 8 March, hundreds of protesters walked the 5km length of Shevchenko Street, a major street in Almaty, Kazahstan’s largest city, and the police looked on. This celebration of International… [...]
On the edge of the Aral Sea
In Kazakhstan, fifty years ago, this house was located on the edge of the sea. As the Aral continues to dry up, the coastline has shifted by 90 km. Credit… [...]
Kazakhstan: Huawei to launch 5G network in 2021
Huawei has finished the 5G integration process in Kazakhstan, in commercial partnership with Beeline, the biggest independent mobile phone operator in the country. The Chinese company wants to set up… [...]
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The circular wedding palace in Almaty in southwest Kazakhstan is a unique example of modernist Soviet architecture. It was completed in 1971 and has lost none of its solemnity… [...]
Visitors enjoy this water slide at a park in the Kazakh city of Shymkent Credit: Raban Haaijk (Netherlands) Find all of our photos of the day… [...]
Kazakhstan’s second lockdown told by those who lived it
As parts of Kazakhstan face new restrictions in 2021, Novastan looks back at life during the country’s second lockdown, from 5 July to 16 August 2020. Strict measures were enacted… [...]
More Russian passports, fewer labour migrants: Central Asian migration to Russia in 2020
In 2020, Tajikistan overtook Kazakhstan on the list of countries whose citizens received Russian passports in 2020, coming second behind only Ukraine. Last year, a record number of Tajiks—more… [...]
Kazakhstan: replenishing the Aral Sea’s fish stocks
Living Asia’s journalists took a trip to the North Aral Sea, in Kazakhstan, where they witnessed the opening of a fish breeding plant, a hatchery. There, they saw the full… [...]
Sunset over Almaty
In Kazakhstan, view of Almaty from the mountains at sunset. Credit: Andy Howe (United Kingdom) Find all of our photos of the day here. [...]
The Wounded Angel: a dramatic and profound portrait of 1990s rural Kazakhstan
CENTRAL ASIAN CINEMA. The film The Wounded Angel (2016) follows four adolescent boys in a rural village in mid-1990s Kazakhstan, each trying to come to terms with the lack… [...]