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Currency exchange offices close in Almaty

Almaty's currency exchange offices have been closed due to a drop in the rate of the tenge by more than 20%, the local publication Tengrinews reports. Throughout the city, correspondents of the publication could find only one …

Baku is more livable than Istanbul and Tehran

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) organization has published a rating of the word's cities for their suitability for life – the Global Liveability Ranking 2015, which includes an assessment of 140 cities, noting that the rating …

New road to link Almaty and Issyk-Kul

Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev have agreed on the construction of a road from Almaty to Issyk-Kul. According to the Kyrgyz President, the road from Almaty to Lake Issyk-Kul will be more than 400 km …

Almaty era of Akhmetzhan Yesimov ends

Baurzhan Baibek has been appointed the new Akim (Mayor) of Almaty. He replaced Akhtemzhan Yessimov in the position, who has been appointed the new chairman of the Astana EXPO-2017 national company. …

Alma-Ata is not losing faith in the Olympic dream

Kazakhstan is disappointed by the defeat of Almaty in the struggle for the right to host the Winter Olympic Games in 2022, but is confident that the city will continue to develop as a sports center of the whole region, and hopes to attract …

Mudslide hits Almaty

A mudslide occurred in Almaty last night on the territory of the Nauryzbaysky district, flooding two neighborhoods, making it necessary to evacuate the population. 898 people were evacuated from the flooded area at

Almaty-Moscow flight passenger dies

A Transaero plane heading from Almaty to Moscow made an emergency landing at Samara airport at 07:00 (MSK) today after one of the passengers felt ill. "Unfortunately, a woman died before the arrival of the doctors," TASS cited …

Kazakhstan hit by 5.4 magnitude quake

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was recorded in Kazakhstan today, a representative of the Seismological Expedition of the Science Committee of Kazakhstan said. "The earthquake occurred at 8:43 local time (5:43