Posts tagged as Kazakhstan

Coronavirus update: medical worker tests positive after returning from Kazakhstan

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Lithuania over the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s total count to 1,817, the country’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday. At the moment, 214 people are considered active cases, while 1,515 have recovered from Covid-19. Twenty-seven of the new cases diagnosed since June 1 are believed to have been contracted abroad. Seventy-eight people have died of Covid-19 in the country so far,…

Lithuania to rebury remains of political prisoners in Kazakhstan

Monday, June 1, 2020

Lithuania plans to rebury the remains of nine political prisoners at the Rudnyk Cemetery in Kazakhstan’s region of Karaganda. The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has said it is coordinating the effort with local authorities, but the Covid-19 pandemic may prevent Lithuanian specialists from starting work at the site. The Rudnyk Cemetery is to be demolished to make way for copper mining. The remains of Lithuanian deportees will be reburied in the…

Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are on the rise

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Kazakh-Lithuanian relations are on a positive course, with growing economic and cultural cooperation between the countries, said Lithuanian Ambassador Gintautas Vasilius. “I would say that we are on the right track. Bilateral relations between Lithuania and Kazakhstan are developing well and we should do our best to continue moving forward in the same spirit,” he said. Vasilius emphasised the historic ties between Kazakhstan and Lithuania, with thousands of Lithuanians considering…

Kazakhstan: Tokayev Shows His Hand on Domestic, Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Two key speeches given in September by Kazakhstan President  Kasym-Jomart Tokayev provide a fairly good idea of what his foreign and domestic objectives will be: the Central Asian head of state addressed the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 24, only a couple of weeks after he delivered his first State of the Nation Address on September 2. Moreover, both speeches were momentous occasions,…

Kazakhstan to turn diplomatic mission in Latvia into embassy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Thursday signed decrees transforming and re-organizing several of the country’s diplomatic missions and one consulate into embassies. These are the diplomatic missions in Bratislava (Slovakia), Belgrade (Serbia), Lisbon (Portugal), Riga (Latvia), and Sofia (Bulgaria) and the consulate in Tallinn (Estonia), according to the decrees published on the head of state’s website. The move is prompted by the need to boost relations with the European Union,…

Kazakhstan evacuates thousands of people after blasts at military depot

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

In Kazakhstan a munitions depot has been hit by a fire and major explosions, resulting in a mass evacuation of a town. German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported that a Soviet-era munitions depot exploded on Monday, June 24, triggering the evacuation of a town of some 44,000 people in southern Kazakhstan. Local institutions stated that a series of blasts killing one person and injuring dozens of others had taken place at…

Ally of Kazakhstan’s longtime ex-leader wins presidency

Monday, June 10, 2019

Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the presidential election. The Central Election Commission in this Central Asian country said Monday that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won nearly 71 percent of the vote with all the ballots counted. Tokayev became acting president when Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had led the country since its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, abruptly stepped down. Shortly after Nazarbayev resigned, Kazakhstan’s ruling…

Stability as a Distinctive Feature of the Political Transformation in Kazakhstan

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Kazakhstan is now undergoing some significant political events related to the unexpected-for-many-people resignation of its President Nursultan Nazarbayev as well as holding of early elections on June 9 this year. Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first president of Kazakhstan, has initiated the so-called “soft transition of power” procedure for the purpose of implementing political and democratic reforms in the country. One must suppose that such a decision of the Kazakhstan’s leader is…

Human Rights breaches in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala

Monday, March 18, 2019

MEPs deplore human rights violations and all forms of political repression in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Iran must stop criminalising the work of women’s rights defenders The European Parliament urge Iran to stop criminalising the work of women’s rights defenders, including the work done by those peacefully protesting against the…

Trips from Russia to Estonia total 858,000 in H1

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russian citizens made altogether 858,000 trips to Estonia in the first half of the year, which means that Estonia is the seventh foreign county in terms of the number of visits by Russian tourists. According to the Rosstat, the statistical office of the Russian Federation, Russian citizens in the first six months of this year made 2.28 million trips to Turkey, 1.75 million trips to the separating Georgian region of…