Internal Affairs

Kazakhstan’s transition to Latin alphabet – why today is the time
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Kazakhstan’s transition to Latin alphabet – why today is the time

About 40 languages are disappearing every year. Contemporary researchers estimate that both Europe and Asia already lost more than 70 languages, and more than a hundred languages are extinct in the US. Almost 200 languages are under the threat of extinction only in India. The figures are rather terrifying, to say the least. However, if one can understand the reason, then everything becomes clear. After all, according to experts, although the causes of disappearance of languages among all ethnic groups are different, there is one common and the most important reason – inability to adapt to the new changing trends.

18-12-2017, 13:25
Op-ed: Kazakhstan’s chosen path and intentions
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Op-ed: Kazakhstan’s chosen path and intentions

"Our state does not claim to be a great power, like the United States or Russia," Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev said in one of his speeches. "But we, as much as possible, we want to influence the course of events in the world, to mediate conflicts, to reconcile the parties, and we put forward initiatives for regional integration that allow us to preserve peace and provide opportunities for peaceful development.

Toward a New Uzbekistan
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Toward a New Uzbekistan

You could call it "Extreme Makeover: Central Asian Edition." Today, among the five post-Soviet republics that make up the region, there are heartening signs of political dynamism and a newfound drive for integration.

23-11-2017, 12:12