In Central Asia, where 10 million people are estimated to be on the move, the phenomenon of out-migration for work is felt most prominently in rural areas. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, civil wars, and the subsequent decline in job opportunities, men are moving on from the farms they traditionally managed. Increasingly, women are being put in charge.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to bid for non-permanent UN SC seat, following successful run by Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan intend to bid for non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, countries’ representatives announced during the SCO Summit in Qindao, China, according to the report by the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
... Beijing's infrastructure projects in Central Asia make some in the bloc uncomfortable — particularly India, which alone among members has refused to endorse the program. Russia, too, is wary of China's expanding influence, and though it has somewhat reluctantly embraced the Belt and Road, it is also seeking to expand its own economic and political leverage in the region through a customs union it dominates known as the Eurasian Economic Union.
Although some western media outlets often criticize the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as unproductive, the Chinese government sees it as an important platform to deepen regional trade cooperation and maintains financial support to the SCO.
ALMATY (TCA) — On May 31, in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Prime Minister Askar Mamin took part in the ceremony to launch the construction of the Big Almaty Ring Road, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported.
MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russia has signed a new contract with Kazakhstan on the delivery of four Mil Mi-35 transport and attack helicopters, Deputy Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov told TASS on Tuesday.
This summer Kazakhstan will host an official presentation of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). However, the center has been in service since January this year, and already has something to show for.
Despite starting from similar points upon the collapse of the USSR, the economies of the five Central Asian former Soviet republics have taken divergent paths since independence. Their differing fortunes leave them in positions of varying strength as they try to balance the interests of traditional ally Russia with the emerging power, China, Nikkei reported.
In Kazakhstan, the tactical-special exercises ‘Cobalt-2018’ kicked off with the formations of the special forces of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the CSTO.
There have been numerous unjust and at times even ludicrous legal proceedings in history. One of such instances is the case between Kazakhstan and Canada -- the agreement on the development of the uranium deposit, which was concluded between Canada and the Soviet Union almost 30 years ago.