Russia and Kazakhstan

Will Russia withdraw troops from Baikonur?

Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome can be made a completely civilian object, minister of Kazakhstan's defense and aerospace industry Beibut Atamkulov said. "Indeed, the issue of military withdrawal from …

Kazakhstan, Russia mull co-op in defense sphere

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu, the press service of the Kazakh president said, Trend reported. The …

Putin and Nazarbayev discuss co-op issues

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in a phone talk today, the Kremlin's press service reported. "Vladimir Putin …

Kazakh cabinet banned from speaking Russian

A ban on speaking Russian in Kazakhstan's cabinet meetings took effect yesterday. The country's President Nursultan Nazarbayev ordered all parliamentary hearings to be held in Kazakh, saying those who are …

Progress MS-08 to be launched to ISS today

Soyuz-2.1a rocket will be launched with Progress MS-08 resupply ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 11:13 Moscow time, Roscosmos said in a statement. "The launch of the Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft is scheduled for the …