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Kazakhstan switches from Astrakhan to Samara

Kazakhstan switches from Astrakhan to Samara

Astrakhan calls on the Aterau business community to return to its market.

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration

Information impasses of post-Soviet integration

The general trends, including natural integration, trade intensification, friendship of peoples, etc. can not be considered universal.

Georgian Prime Minister to visit Kazakhstan

Georgian Prime Minister Nikoloz Gilauri will visit Astana on April 8th-9th at the invitation of the Head of the Kazakh Parliament, KarimMasimov, announced the press secretary for the Ministry of ForeignAffairs of Kazakhstan, Ilyas Omarov, reports VK's specialcorrespondent in Kazakhstan. Various questions of interstate cooperation and joint efforts toovercome the world economic crisis will be discussed at the meeting.

Moscow to hold meeting of CIS member-states defense ministers

Scheduled 48 of CIS member-states defense ministers’ council will take place in Moscow in April 14. It is expected that delegations from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan will take part in the meeting, reports Armenia Today.More than 20 questions of defense interstate cooperation are at agenda. A plan of joint activity in military-memorial sphere by 2015 year will be discussed and probably passed.

Spring session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Almata

Spring session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to be held in Almata in May.

Kazakhstan tightens control over mineral development

The Kazakhstan government has terminated subsurface use contracts withsix small extracting companies. Another 34 companies receivednotifications of violations, a VK special correspondent in Kazakhstanreports.The three biggest extraction projects in the Caspian region,Kashagana, Tengiza, and Karachaganaka, which determine the oil-and-gaspolicy of the state, were not affected by the punitive measures.Lat year, the total sales of goods and services in oil and gas sphereexceeded $3 billion in Kazakhstan.

Memory in the name of the future

Memory in the name of the future

At the end of May, the first Forum of Historians in the CIS countries will be held in Astana.

Kazakhstan and Japan will produce rare-earth metals together

Kazakhstan and Japan will produce rare-earth metals together

Experts discuss the possibility of Russian involvement in the project

Kazakhstan focused on Russia’s plan for new European security deal

Kazakhstan will cooperate in the working out of a proposal for a new European security treaty proposed by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and supports its position on the necessity to develop a system for the prevention and resolution of conflicts, current OSCE chairman and Kazakh Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev told RIA Novosti. Russia has proposed concluding a new deal on European security to member states of NATO, the EU, the CSTO, CIS and the OSCE. Moscow’s proposal is based around the creation of a mechanism that would

VC chief editor replies to readers’ questions

VC chief editor replies to readers’ questions

Alexei Vlasov about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's statements concerning Armenian migrants, the meetings of Armenian and Azerbaijani parliamentarians in Yerevan, and Armenia’s proposal on the signing of an agreement on the non-use of force.

Kazakh and Uzbek presidents sign joint declaration

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev began a visit to the Uzbek capital of Tashkent on Wednesday. Meetings between the leaders of the two Central Asian states invariably draw attention due to the ambiguous ties between the two countries, Vestnik Kavkaza reports.

Caucasian passage widening

Caucasian passage widening

The president of Kazakhstan suggested creating a new oil pipeline in the network of the TRACECA program.

Patriarch Kirill arrived in Armenia

Patriarch Kirill arrived in Armenia

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill arrived with a three-day visit to Armenia, where he will meet with the public authorities of Armenia, countrymen, teachers and students of the Yerevan State University, and will underbuild a new Russian Orthodox churches, RIA Novosti reported.

Secretary general of OSCE set his hopes in the Kazakh presidency in the organization.

Secretary general of OSCE set his hopes in the Kazakh presidency in the organization.

Kazakh presidency in OSCE in 2010 gives a chance for overcoming the stagnant tendencies in the organization which are frequently criticized by Russia and other CIS countries. Such opinion was expressed by secretary general of OSCE Marc Perrin de Brichambaut when answering the questions of students of BSU – reports BELTA.

PACE supports Kazakh proposal on OSCE summit.

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) supports the initiative of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to hold an OSCE summit this year, KazTAG said.

Dyke breach in Kazakhstan caused casualties

In Aksu District of Alma-Ata region of the reservoir "Kyzylagash" due to rainfall and raise temperatures on March 11, about 22 hours, there was dyke breach on the eastern side. Pouring water waterloged 257 households in the village of the same name, inhabited by about 3 thousand people. The number of deaths as a result of dyke breach in the village Kyzylagash of Alma-Ata region, Kazakhstan has reached 35 people, ITAR-Tass reports, referring to local media.

Caspian countries agree on principles for security cooperation in Caspian Sea

The five Caspian countries have agreed on basic principles for security cooperation in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov said on Friday, Trend reports.

China to expand high-speed rail system to 17 countries

China is planning to expand its high-speed railway system to 17 countries, including Russia, Iran and Turkey. “Negotiations are going on with the respective countries and construction should be finished in 2025,” Wang Mengshu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was quoted as saying by Interfax.

Transneft, Chevron discuss cooperation on Samsun-Ceyhan piepline

Transneft and Chevron are discussing cooperation in implementing the Samsun-Ceyhan oil pipeline project, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the corporate magazine of the Russian company.  

Turkish president to visit Kazakhstan in May

Turkish President Abdulla Gul will visit Kazakhstan in May, the former Soviet republic’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev has said, News-Kazakhstan reported on Tuesday.  

Turkmen envoy on Caspian issues faces dismissal

The chairman of the president of Turkmenistan’s state enterprise on the problems of Caspian Sea, Toyly Komekov, has been severely reprimanded "for unsatisfactory discharge of administrative duties and acknowledged shortcomings," Trend news agency reports.

Reconnaissance in diplomacy

Reconnaissance in diplomacy

The West may use Georgian infrastructure for the transit of military cargoes to Afghanistan.

Two of the nation festfuda

Two of the nation festfuda

Recently the leadership of Karachay-Cherkessia has signed an agreement of intent to implement in the Republic.