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content_4770065_2.htm accessdate July 22, 2010 newspaper SZNews date July 22, 2010 The show began with the theme "Leave Your Song Here", which included music and dance from China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, Japan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The ceremony featured songs from different cultures– Indian "Saajan ji Ghar Aaye" and "Aao re Jhumo re",


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) was the primary testing venue for the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons. It is located on the steppe in northeast Kazakhstan (then the Kazakh SSR), south of the valley of the Irtysh River. The scientific buildings for the test site were located around 150 km west of the town of Semipalatinsk (Semey) (later renamed Semey), near the border of East Kazakhstan Province and Pavlodar Province with most of the nuclear tests taking place at various sites further to the west and south, some as far as into Karagandy Province. Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Semipalatinsk was the site that Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan chose for the signing of the Central Asian Nuclear Weapon Free Zone on 8 September 2006, also commemorating the 15th anniversary of the test site's closing. Biography Born in Taldykorgan Province, Kazakhstan, Alkhanov joined the Soviet Army on leaving school. He joined the Soviet Militsiya service in 1983, graduating from the transport police school in Mogilev (now Mahilyow in Belarus). He went onto the High Police School in Rostov-on-Don before becoming Deputy Head of the North Caucasus Transport Department of the former Chechen-Ingushetia government in Grozny in 1992. He was later promoted to head the department, a post which he held until 1997. The Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline was built to transport crude oil and the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum (South Caucasus Pipeline) pipeline was built to transport natural gas from the western side (Azerbaijani sector (Azerbaijan)) of the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean Sea bypassing Russian pipelines and thus Russian control. Following the construction of the pipelines, the United States and the European Union proposed extending them by means of the proposed Trans-Caspian Oil Pipeline and the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline under the Caspian Sea to oil and gas fields on the eastern side (Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan sectors) of the Caspian Sea. In 2007, Russia signed agreements with Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to connect their oil and gas fields to the Russian pipeline system effectively killing the undersea route. Availability The standard size Expedition are sold in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the CMNI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam, the Philippines, the Middle East, Central America, the Caribbean, South America (except Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela), Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and South Korea), Africa (Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria and Senegal), and Europe (Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgystan). www.fleet.ford.com global Bush lauded the pro-democracy struggles in Georgia (Republic of Georgia) and Ukraine. However, Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, both undemocratically elected and fiercely autocratic, Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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;ref http: itunes.apple.com us album falling-single id309368801 The song failed to chart on any charts, but did have success on VH1's "Top 20 Countdown". On June 30, Hogan released the album's second single, "Hey Yo!", which featured Colby O'Donis on guest vocals. http: itunes.apple.com us album hey-yo!-feat.-colby-odonis id320687433 Despite minor success on iTunes, the single failed to chart, much like its predecessor. On July

. It debuted at number 144 on the Billboard 200, and 27 on the Independent Albums chart, selling 3,381 copies in its first week. http: www.rollingstone.com music news on-the-charts-demi-lovato-leads-debuts-jackson-still-sells-strong-20090729 It was released in the United Kingdom and Australia on September 29, but failed to chart in either country. The third single was planned to be ''Ruff Me Up'', featuring Flo Rida on guest vocals, but was later scrapped in favor of ''Strip''. However, the plans to release ''Strip'' were ultimately cancelled as well. She was released from her four-year contract with SoBe Entertainment a year early after the promotion for the album concluded. She is now only signed to Fontana Records. To date, she is the only artist signed to the label. In November 2009 Hogan was featured in Toni Braxton's music video for "Yesterday (Yesterday (Toni Braxton song))". In late 2009, Hogan made her first film appearance in the low budget live action film ''Little Hercules in 3D'', which was only released in certain territories outside of the US. It was released on October 8, 2009 in Kazakhstan and Russia, and in the Czech Republic on January 7, 2010. http: www.imdb.com title tt0489210 releaseinfo Hogan's mother, father, and brother also appear in various roles in the film. http: www.imdb.com title tt0489210 '''Andrei Kivilev''' (September 20, 1973 – March 12, 2003) was a professional road bicycle racer from Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan. In March 2003, he fell heavily during the Paris–Nice race and subsequently died of his injuries. His death was the trigger for the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) to implement the compulsory wearing of helmets (Bicycle helmet) in all endorsed races. Career thumb right Triumph of Astana (File:Triumph-of-Astana-7804-rotated.jpg) The Triumph of Astana is a Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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a particular problem in countries where they live close to the Russian border, such as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, with some of these Russians calling for these areas to be absorbed into Russia. By and large, however, Russians in the near-abroad do not favor active intervention of Russia into the domestic affairs of neighboring countries, even in defense of the interests of ethnic Russians. Lowell W. Barrington, Erik S. Herron, and Brian D. Silver, "The Motherland Is Calling: Views of Homeland among Russians in the Near Abroad," ''World Politics'' 55, No. 2 (2003) : 290–313. Moreover, the three Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) have clearly signaled their desire to be outside any claimed Russian sphere of influence, as is reflected by their joining both the NATO alliance and the European Union in 2004. *Caspian Sea boundaries (Caspian Sea#International disputes) are not yet determined among all littoral states. Issues between Russia and the states bordering it Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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of genocide against the Ukrainian people. "PACE finds Stalin regime guilty of Holodomor, does not recognize it as genocide", ''RIA Novosti'', 28 April 2010. Honouring the seventieth anniversary of the Ukrainian tragedy, we also commemorate the memory of millions of Russians, Kazakhs and representatives of other nationalities who died of starvation in the Volga River region, Northern Caucasus


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) rehabilitate d in the 1950s, after the death of Joseph Stalin, and allowed to return home in 1957, though by that time western Ingush lands had been ceded to North Ossetia. In 1992 the remaining Ingush were expelled from their capital, Vladikavkaz (formerly the Ingush capital, then called Zaur). Borat Sagdiyev is another character featured frequently on the show, introduced as someone Ali came across on obscure satellite TV "whilst waiting for the 10 minute free preview on the Fantasy Channel". He comes from Kazakhstan, and travels around the United Kingdom and United States interviewing people and engaging in their activities. Though well-intentioned, Borat often makes his guests feel uncomfortable by introducing them to "Kazakh" customs, or by making misogynistic (misogyny), anti-Semitic (antisemitism), or other comments based on his unfamiliar culture, which are often undercut by various aspects of the film, e.g., Borat's hometown being a gypsy village and Hebrew being his native language. Borat makes references to his favourite sport called "shurik", a "Kazakh" custom where dogs are shot and killed in a field. He also makes references to his dead wife, his brother Bilo and his desire to have "sexy time" with many of his interviewees. A highly successful film based on the Borat character, titled ''Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan'', was released by 20th Century Fox on 3 November 2006. In the film, Borat travels from Kazakhstan to learn more about American culture for his country. '''Kazakhstan''' competed at the '''2004 Summer Olympics''' in Athens, Greece. 2008 Summer Olympics At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing Valeeva finished her ranking round with a total of 634 points. This gave her the 30th seed for the final competition bracket in which she faced Anastassiya Bannova in the first round, beating the archer from Kazakhstan with 107–105. In the second round she came close, but was eliminated by third seed Joo Hyun-Jung with 110–108. Athlete biography: Natalia Valeeva, beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug, 21 2008 Together with Pia Carmen Maria Lionetti and Elena Tonetta she also took part in the team event. With her 634 score from the ranking round combined with the 613 of Lionetti and the 595 of Tonetta the Italian team was in 9th position after the ranking round. In the first round they were too strong for the team from Chinese Taipei, beating them with 215–211. However, in the quarter final they were eliminated by the eventual gold medalists from South Korea, despite a 217 points score. The Koreans managed to shoot a new World Record of 231 points to advance to the semi final. thumb OMER the raccoon ''(right)'' is the mascot of Odyssey. He is shown here with SNYPS, the New York state mascot. (Image:Snyps and Omer.jpg) The Odyssey of the Mind program was co-founded by Dr. C. Samuel Micklus and Dr. Theodore Gourley in 1978 at Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, New Jersey. Western New England College press release, March 4, 1999 That first competition, known as "Olympics of the Mind", involved teams from 28 New Jersey schools. The program is now international, with teams from Belarus, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Siberia, Singapore, Slovakia, Togo, the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and West Africa regularly competing in addition to teams from the United States. Learn More link on the Odyssey of the Mind website 2004 Summer Olympics Mospinek represented Poland at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She placed 7th in the women's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 657. In the first round of elimination, she faced 58th-ranked Maydenia Sarduy of Cuba. Mospinek defeated Sarduy 162-145 in the 18-arrow match to advance to the round of 32. In that round, she faced Viktoriya Beloslydtseva of Kazakhstan. Mospinek won the match 163-155 in the regulation 18 arrows, advancing to the round of 16. Mospinek then lost to 10th-ranked Wu Hui Ju of Chinese Taipei 160-151, finishing 14th in women's individual archery. Mospinek was also a member of the 15th-place Polish women's archery team. 2004 Summer Olympics Folkard represented Great Britain at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She placed 17th in the women's individual ranking round with a 72-arrow score of 638. In the first round of elimination, she faced 48th-ranked Olga Pilipova of Kazakhstan. Folkard defeated Pilipova 139-128 in the 18-arrow match to advance to the round of 32. In that round, she faced 49th-ranked Finnish (Finland) archer Mari Piuva. Folkard won the match 156-151 in the regulation 18 arrows, advancing to the round of 16. She then lost to 1st-ranked and eventual gold medalist Park Sung Hyun (Park Sung-Hyun) of Korea (South Korea) 171-159, finishing 11th in women's individual archery. Folkard was also a member of the 12th-place British women's archery team. 2008 Summer Olympics By the 11th and 12th century, the nomadic confederacy of the Cumans and (Eastern) Kipchaks (who were a distinct tribe with whom the Cumans created a confederacy) were the dominant force over the vast territories stretching from the present-day Kazakhstan, southern Russia, Ukraine, to southern Moldavia and western Wallachia. Considering the nomadic way of life of these peoples, these frontiers can be regarded only as approximate; hence there were various definitions over what Cumania meant over the course of time. Depending on their region and their time, different sources each used their own vision to denote different sections of the vast Cuman territory: in Byzantine (Byzantine Empire), Russian, Georgia (Georgia (country))n, Armenian, Persian and Muslim sources, Cumania meant the Pontic steppe, that is the steppelands to the north of the Black Sea and on its eastern side as far as the Caspian Sea, where the lowlands between the Dnieper, the Volga, the Ural (Ural River) and the Irtysh rivers were favorable to the nomadic lifestyle of the Cumans. Later, for a short time period, in Western sources Cumania also referred to the area in eastern Wallachia and southern Ukraine (centered on the lowlands of Budjak and the Bărăgan Plain), referring to the area where the first contact between the Cumans and the Western Christians (Roman Catholic Church) took place, and where, later, the Cumans would accept Roman Catholicism. '''Borat Sagdiyev''' (Kazakh (Kazakh language) Russian (Russian language): Борат Сагдиев) (born February 27, 1972) is a satirical (satire) fictional character invented and performed by English (English people) comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. He is presented as a Kazakhstani (Kazakhstan) journalist and is the main protagonist of the film ''Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Borat)''. In August 2004, the Chief Rabbi of Kazakhstan, addressing an international religious conference in Brussels, stated that in 10 years in the country he had never faced anti-Semitism. He praised the Government of Kazakhstan for its treatment of the Jewish community. In November 2005, following Borat's hosting of the MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon, Kazakhstan's Foreign Ministry voiced its concerns about the character. Spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev told a news conference: "We view Mr Cohen's behaviour at the MTV Europe Music Awards as utterly unacceptable, being a concoction of bad taste and ill manners which is completely incompatible with the ethics and civilised behaviour of Kazakhstan's people", concluding "We reserve the right to any legal action (Law) to prevent new pranks of the kind." "Kazakhstan on Borat: Not Nice", Josh Grossberg, E! Online, 14 November 2005. Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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, Kazakhstan (north), Chui Province (west), Naryn Province (southwest) and Xinjiang, China (southeast). Use in film Severance Hall was featured in the 1997 (1997 in film) Harrison Ford film ''Air Force One (Air Force One (film))''. The scene during the opening credits shows a night-time military raid on the presidential palace of the leader of Kazakhstan. Severance Hall's roof, with additional architectural elements added as set-dressing, was chosen to depict the palace. During the scene, several landmarks of nearby Case Western Reserve University are visible, including the Thwing Center (the student union) and the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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occurred. Russian influence continued to grow in Kazakhstan, resulting in greater educational possibilities as well as exposure to a number of different philosophies, whether Russian, Western (Western countries) or Asian. Abay Qunanbayuli steeped himself in the cultural and philosophical history of these newly-opened geographies. In this sense, Abay's creative poetry affected the philosophical thinking of educated Kazakhs. Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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territory by the fall of the USSR. * December 15 * December 9 – The Pokémon Trading Card Game is blessed by the Vatican for its love-thy-neighbor notion of "intense friendship," for being "full of inventive imagination," and its lack of "harmful moral side effects." * December 10 – The capital of Kazakhstan is moved from Almaty to Astana. * December 11 – The Kyoto Protocol is adopted by a United Nations committee (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change#1997 – COP 3, The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change). November * November 20 – A Russian (Russians) Proton rocket is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the first segment of the International Space Station, the 21 ton Zarya Module. * November 20 ** An Azerbaijani MI-8 (Mil Mi-8) helicopter carrying 19 peacekeeping mission team with officials and journalists from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is shot down by Armenian military forces (1991 Azerbaijani Mil Mi-8 shootdown) in Khojavend (Khojavend Rayon) district of Azerbaijan. ** Süleyman Demirel of DYP (True Path Party (Turkey)) forms the new government of Turkey (49th government, coalition partner CHP (Republican People's Party (Turkey))). * December 15 – The Egyptian ferry ''Salem Express'' sinks in the Red Sea, killing more than 450. * December 16 – Kazakhstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union. * December 19 – Paul Keating replaces Bob Hawke as the new prime minister of Australia. * November 15 – U.S. racer Craig Breedlove sets a new land speed record of Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan


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Kazakhstan

'''Kazakhstan''' ( Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous (List of countries by population) country in the world, though its population density (List of countries by population density) is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997.

The territory of Kazakhstan has historically been inhabited by nomadic tribes (nomads). This changed in the 13th century, when Genghis Khan occupied the country. Following internal struggles among the conquerors, power eventually reverted to the nomads. By the 16th century, the Kazakhs emerged as a distinct group, divided into three ''jüz'' (ancestor branches occupying specific territories). The Russians began advancing into the Kazakh steppe in the 18th century, and by the mid-19th century all of Kazakhstan was part of the Russian Empire. Following the 1917 Russian Revolution, and subsequent civil war (Russian Civil War), the territory of Kazakhstan was reorganized several times before becoming the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936, an integral part of the Soviet Union.

Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991; the current President (President of Kazakhstan), Nursultan Nazarbayev, has been leader of the country since then. Kazakhstan pursues a balanced foreign policy (Foreign relations of Kazakhstan) and works to develop its economy (Economy of Kazakhstan), especially its dominant hydrocarbon industry. Zarakhovich, Yuri (27 September 2006). "Kazakhstan Comes on Strong", Time Magazine.

Kazakhstan is populated by 131 ethnicities, including Kazakh (Kazakhs) (who make up 63 percent of the population), Russian, Uzbek (Uzbek people), Ukrainian (Ukrainian people), German (Germans), Tatar, and Uyghur (Uyghur people). Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion (Freedom of religion in Kazakhstan). The Kazakh language is the state language, while Russian (Russian language) has equal official status for all levels of administrative and institutional purposes. The constitution of Kazakhstan, CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN: 1. The state language of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall be the Kazakh language. 2. In state institutions and local self-administrative bodies the Russian language shall be officially used on equal grounds along with the Kazakh language.

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