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Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Successor to long-time Kazakh ruler is sworn in as president

12 June 2019, 12:07 PM

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”.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kazakhstan vote showed ‘scant respect’ for democracy: observers

10 June 2019, 11:38 AM

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.

Alina Solodukhina.

Disabled Kazakhs fight for rights amid Paralympics push

28 March 2019, 7:02 AM

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.

Oleg Skorobogatov, head of the investigating commission, speaks at a news conference on the results of the investigation on the failed Soyuz rocket launch.

Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: Investigation

2 November 2018, 8:20 AM

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.

Soyuz space capsule carrying astronauts lands in Kazakhstan

5 October 2018, 8:20 AM

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.

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