A group seeking an alternative way of life started planting trees; two decades on, they have created an oasis.
Islands have appeared in the world’s largest inland body of water, heightening concerns about its future.
A young priest keeps ancient rituals alive in his tiny parish.
“It could be described as an attempt against the sovereignty of Kazakstan’s media.”
Women who dream of taking on combat disciplines have to first defy conservative traditions.
Citizens can be punished for dissemination of religious materials, even if of a non-extremist nature.
Murky investigation and lack of accountability followed violence that scarred a nation.
The incumbent has promised change, but prospects for a more democratic system are not promising.
Analysts see this is as opportunity for the president to assert himself outside the shadow of the country’s first leader.
Citizens said yes to the proposed constitutional amendments, but few believe the state’s hold on power will ease.