Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the hand-picked successor to Kazakhstan’s longtime ruler, was inaugurated as president Wednesday after winning an election marred by a police crackdown and slammed by foreign monitors for “voting irregularities”.
A presidential election in Kazakhstan won by the hand-picked successor to the country’s long time ruler showed little respect for democracy, foreign monitors said on Monday.
In a gym in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty, Paralympic weightlifter Alina Solodukhina’s slight shoulders are feeling the strain under more than 60-kilogrammes of cast iron.
The abortive launch last month of a manned Soyuz mission to space was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket’s assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian investigators said.
A Soyuz space capsule carrying two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut touched down safely in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a three-hour, 48-minute trip back to Earth from the International Space Station.