Freedom of Faith in Kazakhstan

Currently, representatives of 130 ethnic groups and 18 religious denominations live in Kazakhstan, including Muslims, Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, and Buddhists. There are many mosques and temples operating and being built all over the country, which are actively visited by believers. Religious freedoms in Kazakhstan are guaranteed by article 14 of the country’s Constitution, which…

The Sofa Analyst

Mukhtar Ablyazov

“Politician, Kazakh entrepreneur and former owner of BTA Bank, the organiser of the DVK and the candidate for the post of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan” – such a description is flaunted on the YouTube channel of the world’s richest fugitive – fraudster Mukhtar Ablyazov, who is wanted in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine on charges of…

Fugitive oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov risks losing asylum rights in France.

Mukhtar Ablyazov

Stéphane Bonifassi writing in an article published by Swiss-based French language Gotham News has reported on the possibility of Kazakh “opposition leader” Mukhtar Ablyazov, who has been in exile in France since 2013, losing the status of a political refugee granted to him in 2020.  The State Council, it is reported, has just overturned this decision on the…

Investigation Demanded into Crimes against Kazakh People

Kazakh Protests

Reacting to the violent events in Kazakhstan earlier this month, the S&D group says it is supporting the European Parliament resolution calling for the international community to investigate the crimes committed against the people of Kazakhstan, including disappearances, reports of torture, arbitrary detention and snipers killing or wounding peaceful protesters.  The resolution also calls for…

The Global Initiatives of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasa N.A. Nazarbayev and His Role in Strengthening Global Security

Nazarbayev

In the 30 years since the declaration of independence, Kazakhstan has made a long historical journey, writes Philippe Jeune. In terms of historical dimension, of course, 30 years is less. At the same time, the historical path that Kazakhstan followed during this time, the decisions taken are worthy of centuries, of an era. Equal. From…

Les Initatives Mondiales du Premier Président De La République Du Kazakhstan-Elbasa N. A. Nazarbayev et Son Rôle Dans le Renforcement de la Sécurtié Mondiale

Nazarbayev

Au cours des 30 années qui ont suivi la déclaration d’indépendance, le Kazakhstan a parcouru un long chemin historique, écrit Philippe Jeune. En termes de dimension historique, bien sûr, 30 ans, c’est moins. Dans le même temps, le chemin historique que le Kazakhstan a suivi à cette époque, les décisions prises sont dignes de siècles,…

Kazakhstan Human Rights

The European Parliament has urged Kazakhstan’s Government to act in accordance with its international obligations and to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms, as enshrined in its Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the EU. In the resolution adopted today, MEPs noted that Kazakhstan’s parliamentary elections on 10 January this year were described by the…

Welcome to ENU

“Welcome to ENU” is a programme developed by L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU) as a result of the “Welcome: Towards Incoming International University Communities” project, an Erasmus+ programme, writes Ekaterina Tsaranok. Within the framework of this programme, students from as far away as France, Germany, Turkey, Uzbekistan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, China and other…

Regional Universities Go Global Amid Corona

By Ekaterina Tsaranok The concept of higher education has been well established for well over a thousand years. According to UNESCO and Guinness World Records, the University of Al-Karaouine located in Fes, Morocco, is the world’s oldest existing and continuously operating higher education institution in the world, having been established in 859. With international education…