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22 Dec 14
Authorities have yet to respond to concerns about a bill that civil society groups fear will curb their activities.
22 Nov 14
Ambition to host Winter Olympics could deter government from copying Moscow’s homophobic law.
13 Nov 14
Kazakstan agrees to “coordinate” foreign policy with Moscow. Some read that as “seeking approval”.
17 Oct 14
Opponents of new regional grouping fear the effects of committing to Russian-dominated economic regulation.
The Ascension Cathedral in Almaty. Built in 1907, the cathedral serves the local Russian Orthodox community, and is made entirely of wood. (Photo: Deonisy Mit)
17 Sep 14
Russians say nationalist sensitivities have been heightened by Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.
5 Sep 14
Poster showing 19th century cultural heroes in clinch sparks sound and fury, but doesn’t mean Kazak legislators will rush to adopt Russian-style homophobic laws.
Lyudmila Ekzarkhova of the Kazakstan Confederation of Free Trade Unions. (Photo courtesy of L. Ekzarkhova)
11 Jul 14
Government trying to co-opt unions into unified structure and punish any stragglers.
26 Jun 14
Government aims to strengthen links with Kiev while avoiding alienating strategic partner Moscow.
Aigul Kaptaeva addresses a May 22 discussion organised by IWPR and the Institute for National and International Development Initiatives. (Photo: IWPR)
23 Jun 14
Despite progress on talks to amend upcoming NGO bill, other legislation imposes worrying restrictions.
Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev with Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakstan, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus, and Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan (right to  left) at the Astana summit, May 29, 2014. (Photo: Armenian president's website)
6 Jun 14
Experts say that concerns about Nagorny Karabakh are hampering progress towards accession.