Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from April, 2009
Elena tells who will be the single presidential candidate from the opposition in Kyrgyzstan and reports on the inter-ethnic conflict in the country.
Zara writes an update on entry of the state in BTA Bank. “The subsequent shift in ownership have eventually led to aggravation of the situation around the country’s largest private bank’, she says.
Adam analyzes possible outcomes of the law on internet regulation, which is currently passed through the lower chamber of Kazakh Parliament.
Joshua Foust reports that Kazakhstan is aggressively internationalizing its uranium industry by opening new mines, establishing high-profile international partnerships and lobbying for the global uranium fuel bank.
Musafirbek informs from Uzbekistan that the country's president decreed to award veterans of WWII with a one-time pension of $67.
Yesterday the Kazakh Parliament's lower chamber has approved the first reading of the draft law on online regulation, which is meant to equate all websites (including blogs, social networks, chatrooms, forums and even online shops) with mass media. On the other hand of this law, the authorities will be granted...
Thousand-Pa reflects on the patterns of socio-economic development in Kazakhstan and suggests that the main reason for little progress is uneven distribution of efforts and funds.
Joshua Foust reports that three suicide bombers have struck the provincial governor’s compound in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Colla writes that the London’s Tricycle Theatre organised one of the most comprehensive and challenging arts festivals ever mounted on the subject of Afghanistan.
Elena tells about the disputes around the regulation of the domain names and Internet in Kyrgyzstan.
Elina Galperin reports that Turkmenistan has signed a major agreement with the German energy giant Rheinisch-Westfaelische Elektrizitaetswerk.
“Cadres decide everything” – this expression of Josef Stalin is widely quoted by the Kazakhstanis when they discuss new appointments in the government, which usually doesn't feature much new faces, coming down to “reshuffling” of the old “deck”. Megakhuimyak notes [ru]: [Russia's president] Medvedev replaces governors and creates his own...
Last Wednesday, April 15, due to damage of the high-voltage power line Toktogul-Frunze (the largest line in the Kyrgyz Republic), most enterprises and even strategic buildings in towns of the northern Kyrgyzstan and southern Kazakhstan were in blackout. The supply of gas and hot water has been suspended, ATMs were...
Zara reports on the research that has been held in Kazakhstan on how effective are the blogs of the government officials.
Arman reports on the Forum of Kazakhstan’s democratic forces that took place last Saturday in Almaty, where the opposition parties voiced their intention to unite and create a single party.
Elena posts some facts about yesterday’s electrical blackout in Kyrgyzstan.
Elena continues reporting about the new faces in the election race for the president post in Kyrgyzstan.
Arman tells about the demarche of the Kazakhstan opposition party against expansion of Chinese state corporations presence in the country’s economy.
Bilguun reports that Russian premier Vladimir Putin will visit Mongolia in May, on the eve of the presidential elections.
Michael Hancock writes that Turkish construction companies are again receiving contracts to build more great buildings in Turkmenistan.