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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Mountain View With Poo Emoji: Hell Gette's Landscape 3.0

The Quietus 11 Jul 2020
Hell Gette is an artist born in Karabulak in Kazakhstan, but currently based in Munich, Germany ... Her subjects tend to be stuff that is ubiquitous, but oddly invisible, beyond the margins of art history – albeit explored in a manner that is steeped in it....

Asif seeks 2-month training abroad

The News International 05 Jul 2020
... then I will try through the assistance of the Balochistan government to manage a training tour of Kazakhstan which has the world’s top academy in which fighters from around the world come and train in the state-of-the-art facilities,” Asif said....

Perspectives | Facebook project seeks to integrate and democratize Central Asia’s art market

EurasiaNet 09 Jun 2020
So it is fitting that the creators of a new art community that launched on Facebook in mid-April called their project “Art Bazaar.” The project – a “platform for socially oriented initiatives” by artists, collectors and other interested people “to have a common space during ......

Post-Soviet immigration strengthens Kazakhstan’s Jewish community

EurasiaNet 01 Jun 2020
Cohen immigrated to Kazakhstan from Israel almost 25 years ago ... Yeshaya Cohen, Kazakhstan’s chief rabbi ... “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,” the Jewish News Syndicate quoted Wexelman as saying....

Unknown Charms of Republic of Kazakhstan

Kyodo 18 Feb 2020
He is known for designing numerous prominent buildings such as the “National Art Center, Tokyo.” In planning the new capital, the Kazakhstan authorities, conscious of preserving biodiversity, reportedly sought to enhance coexistence between humankind and the natural environment as well as other living creatures....

Athena Award nominees announced

Murfreesboro Post 18 Feb 2020
Bilbro is co-founder of the Boro Art Crawl and Kazapalooza, an annual national fundraising event for families who have adopted children from Kazakhstan ... Magada-Ward also received the inaugural College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, the MTSU Foundation Award for Outstanding ......

CARNAGE as bloodied man wields axe while another uses fire extinguisher as weapon at England ...

Russia Today 16 Feb 2020
There were terrifying scenes as a man with blood gushing from his head was seen wielding an axe at a junior boxing event in England this weekend as mass violence broke out among the crowd ... (@wayBsmith) February 15, 2020 ... STATEMENT 🥊 ... Also on rt.com MMA madness. Mixed martial arts tournament in Kazakhstan ends with STABBING and huge brawl (VIDEO). ....

Uzbek President's Son-In-Law To Head New Central Asian MMA Confederation

Radio Free Europe 11 Feb 2020
Otabek Umarov, who is married to the president's younger daughter, was elected at a conference of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation in Kazakhstan on February 6-8....

If you liked Oscar winner Parasite, here are 5 Russian films about social inequality

Russia Beyond 11 Feb 2020
1. Podbrosy (Jumpman), 2018, Ivan Tverdovsky ... Ayka, 2018, Sergey Dvortsevoy Sergey Dvortsevoy/ARTE, Eurasia Film Production, Juben Pictures, 2018. In Russian culture, the theme of migrants is covered in the theater and art much more widely than in cinema. The film Ayka, a co-production with Kazakhstan, Germany and Poland, is a rare exception ... Subscribe....

‘Senseless act of violence’: High school basketball players brutally beat up coach after game (VIDEO)

Russia Today 08 Feb 2020
Four high school students from Malcom X. Shabazz High School in Newark have been suspended and face criminal charges on suspicion of beating up their assistant coach after an away game ... READ MORE. MMA madness. Mixed martial arts tournament in Kazakhstan ends with STABBING and huge brawl (VIDEO) ... High school basketball coach jumped by his own players ... ....

Photographer Artem Shestakov to Co-Direct New Movie 'Blue Springs'

Odessa American 04 Feb 2020
MIAMI - February 4, 2020 - ( Newswire.com ) ... Artem Shestakov was born in Ukraine, but moved to Brazil when he was still a teenager ... Currently, Shestakov is working on exposing his photography work in art events around the world, his photographs are from countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Indonesia ... Original Source ... .......

Arun Vijay shoots for a stunt sequence in -9 degrees

The Times of India 13 Jan 2020
Surprisingly, this is the first ever time an Indian film is being shot in the locales of Kazakhstan, where audiences will get to see spellbinding visuals along with newfangled martial arts based action sequences, which will give jaw-dropping experience for them....

Kazakhstan: Improper Prosecution of Asylum Seekers from China

Human Rights 09 Jan 2020
The court ruled not to deport them to China, but their lawyer said an asylum request in Kazakhstan is still pending ... As a party to the 1951 Refugee Convention it is a violation of Kazakhstan's treaty obligations (see art.31) to impose penalties on refugees for illegal entry ... Art ... Art....

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