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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7 best things to do in L.A. this weekend including August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’

The Los Angeles Times 21 Nov 2019
Grand Ave., downtown L.A. 6.30 p.m. Sunday; other dates through Dec. 29. $25-$110 ... Diaries.” Musco Center for the Arts, Chapman University, 415 N ... Entertainment & Arts ... Entertainment & Arts ... Entertainment & Arts ... Entertainment & Arts ... A look at how Takako Yamaguchi’s art plays with the eye and brain ... Direct from Kazakhstan, it’s Astana Ballet....

Museums in L.A. this week: ‘Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art’ ...

The Los Angeles Times 17 Nov 2019
A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art Exhibit examines images of the legendary figure depicted as one of the three magi in the story of Christ’s nativity ... Entertainment & Arts ... Entertainment & Arts ... 17-24, include Heidi Duckler Dance’s “Hildegard Herself” plus Kazakhstan’s Astana Ballet. Entertainment & Arts....

Classic movies in L.A. this week: ‘Princess Mononoke,’ ‘Excalibur’ and more

The Los Angeles Times 17 Nov 2019
Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach ... 30 Years of Nayland Blake.” Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1717 E ... Entertainment & Arts ... A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art’ and more. Entertainment & Arts ... A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art’ and more ... Entertainment & Arts....

‘They keep stealing in hundreds of millions’: Putin outraged by ongoing fraud at Vostochny Cosmodrome construction

Russia Today 11 Nov 2019
Russia began building Vostochny in the Far Eastern Amur Region on the Chinese border in 2012 to reduce the dependence of its space program from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is located in Kazakhstan and is rented by Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, from the country....

Traveling Kazakh exhibition leaves scandal in its wake

EurasiaNet 06 Nov 2019
Last fall and winter, a government-funded traveling exhibition called Focus Kazakhstan showcased contemporary Kazakh art on three continents ... Asked why the National Museum employed a third party, Focus Kazakhstan curator Roza Abenova said the museum is not equipped to handle international art exhibitions....

Israel-Kazakhstan Relations Continue to Expand and Diversify Under New President

The Algemeiner 24 Oct 2019
Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan via Twitter ...Taking into account that Israel is considered the startup nation and has many cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technologies in fields that are top priority for the government of Kazakhstan, we succeeded in forging some durable partnerships,” she continued....

Scientists Confirm 'First Light' From Russian-German Deep-Space Telescope

Radio Free Europe 22 Oct 2019
He said the eROSITA team had seen the first scientific data -- or "proper first light" -- confirming an end to the commissioning phase on October 18, more than three months after a Russian Proton-M rocket took off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan in July with it and the ART-SC housed on a Navigator spacecraft....

Is this Britain's most extravagant (and brazen) fraudster?

This is Money 19 Oct 2019
A global hunt for the fugitive behind a £250million City fraud has revealed an extraordinary treasure trove of luxury properties, watches, cars and art enjoyed by the businessman and his wife ... Maksat Arip and Dikhanbayeva had already been ordered to pay £232million to the Kazakhstan Kagazy group last year by Mr Justice Picken....

Chennai box office: Joker TRUMPS War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy at the ticket windows

Bollywood Life 04 Oct 2019
While War and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy are dominating the pan India market, it is Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, which has taken the lead at the Chennai box office. While the other two films raked in Rs 14 lakhs each, Todd Phillips' dark and intense film collected Rs 19 lakhs ...Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 4, 2019 ... Joker street art in Kazakhstan ... ....

Sypris Wins Orders for Gas Projects in Kazakhstan and Canada

The Marshall News Messenger 10 Sep 2019
SYPR), announced today that it has recently received significant orders for its Tube Turns® branded closures for use on the Future Growth Project-Wellhead Pressure Management Project in Kazakhstan and the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project in British Columbia, Canada ... to the Tengiz Oil Field in Kazakhstan and the Bonny Island Gas Field in Nigeria....

Kazakhstan: Castles, cows and a grumpy old man

EurasiaNet 23 Aug 2019
If the art of politics is about timing, Kazakhstan’s septuagenarian former president Nursultan Nazarbayev is getting worse at it ... Citizens of Kazakhstan have instead become used to hearing more from the loyalist who inherited the position that he held for close to three decades – if not all of his power – Kassym-Jomart Tokayev....

Exhibit captures essence of nature at Baltimore Woods

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 21 Aug 2019
En Plein Air" will be on display in the Art Gallery of the John A ... Mikushkin spent his childhood in a small town in Kazakhstan. His passion for plein air landscape painting began when he was a high school student in Kazakhstan and has not waned in over 35 years ... Art Center, Auburn....

Craftsmen show their products at Hungarian Festival of Folk Arts

Xinhua 17 Aug 2019
17 (Xinhua) -- About 1,000 craftsmen will present their talents and their products at the 33rd Festival of Folk Arts, which started on Saturday at the Buda Royal Palace of the Hungarian capital, the organizer said ... The special guests of the 33rd Festival of Folk Arts are crafts masters from China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan....