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11 Mar 15
Weekly consistently criticised government’s closeness to Moscow.
27 Feb 15
Feared while in power, Rahat Aliev failed to rebrand himself as an upstanding dissident.
4 Feb 15
“Ethnic insult” charge comes at a time when the Russian minority question has come to the fore.
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.