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A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?
The veteran leader is in no rush to give up real authority.
Mass release of detainees stirs hopes that international criticism may be working.
New law aims to increase state oversight on some religious minorities.
17 Oct 14
Opponents of new regional grouping fear the effects of committing to Russian-dominated economic regulation.
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.
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.
23 Jun 14
Despite progress on talks to amend upcoming NGO bill, other legislation imposes worrying restrictions.
6 Jun 14
Experts say that concerns about Nagorny Karabakh are hampering progress towards accession.
6 Jun 14
Russian support for an assistance package clinches a deal that both governments see as benefiting them.
5 Jun 14
Now it's committed to Moscow's regional project, Kazakstan may find it hard to maintain other relationships.
16 May 14
Outcry led by Russian media turned debate into a political issue.
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