Kazakhstan Modern History

Kazakhstan is a country located in Central Asia. With the capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan has a population of 18,776,718 based on a recent census from COUNTRYAAH. Kazakhstan became a Union republic in the Soviet Union in 1936. In the 1930s, forced collectivization of the livestock management led to the death of hundreds of thousands of Kazakhs. Under Soviet leader Josef Stalin, entire ethnic groups were expelled to Kazakhstan from…

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What to See in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)

Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan)

According to ITYPEMBA, Astana is located in the north of the central part of Kazakhstan in the Akmola region on the banks of the Ishim River (a tributary of the Irtysh River). In 1832, on the site of modern Astana, the Russian Cossack fortress Akmola was built, which guarded the caravan route from Central Asia to Western Siberia. Later, a small trading town grew up on the site of the…

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Kazakhstan Healthcare and Money

Kazakhstan Money

Health care Vaccinations Vaccination needed receipt required cholera 2 yellow fever 1 Typhoid & Polio Yes – Eat Drink malaria no – Overview Medical care in Kazakhstan does not correspond to European standards. Minor illnesses can be treated in Kazakhstan. A Kazakh health and insurance company (Interteach, Tel: 62 99 60, 63 97 95) with local doctors working around the clock, an international private clinic (SOS, very expensive without membership!),…

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Foreign Fighters from Russia and Central Asia Part I

Russia and Central Asia 1

In January 2017, Turkish authorities arrested a man from Uzbekistan. He was a member of the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) and is now suspected of having carried out the terrorist attack that killed 39 people at a nightclub in Istanbul on New Year’s Eve . The suicide bombers who blew themselves up at Istanbul’s Atatürk airport in 2016 came from the Russian republic of Dagestan and the Central Asian…

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