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Putin says new post-Soviet economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan ready for 2015 launch

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine. Putin promised following talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko that the…

Putin ready for post-Soviet economic union with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine. Putin promised following talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko that the…

Kazakhstan and the cost of being the world’s No.1 uranium producer

If you make a toxic mess under one of the most isolated parts of the planet, does it matter if you don’t clean it up? Does it make a difference if that mess will be there for thousands of years? Scientists are asking those questions as Kazakhstan has…  …

Oops! Kuwait band plays ‘Borat’ spoof instead of Kazakh national anthem

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Kazakhstan’s shooting team demanded an apology from Kuwait after a spoof national anthem from the satirical movie ‘Borat’ was played at a medal ceremony instead of the official version. The blunder took place as Maria Dmitrienko stood on top of the podium to celebrate her gold medal…

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