the northern fringe of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too range, an extension of the Tian Shan mountain range, which rises up to and provides a spectacular backdrop to the city. North of the city, a fertile and gently undulating steppe extends far north into neighboring Kazakhstan. The Chui River drains most of the area. Bishkek is connected to the Turkestan-Siberia Railway by a spur line. Long-distance regular bus and minibus services to all parts of the country, as well
25,425 Kurds in Kazakhstan, 14,262 in Kyrgyzstan, 56 in Tajikistan, 4,387 in Turkmenistan and 1,839 in Uzbekistan. Dwarf sand boa From the northern Caucasus and the north coast of the Caspian Sea east through Kazakhstan to the north
of my computer due to the demands of my family). Holodomor was a catastrophical famine that caused death of millions of people. It has nothing with the weather or other ''natural events''. The same territories across the border with Poland where lived the same Ukrainian people, growing the same crops, using the same agricultural methods has no famine whatsever. If we make a closer look how the collectivization was organized in 1929-1930 you would ask not why there was a deadly famine
Yanukovych. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko phoned Yanukovych to offer his own congratulations before the results had been officially declared. Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev wrote to Yanukovych that "Your victory shows that the Ukrainian people have made a choice in favour of the unity of the nation, of democratic development and economic progress." The presidents of Kyrgyzstan (Askar Akayev) and of Uzbekistan (Islam Karimov) likewise sent their congratulations. However, later Karimov criticized Russia's involvement in the Ukrainian election, saying that "Russia’s excessive demonstration of its willingness to see a certain outcome in the vote has done more harm than good." Mosnews.com Teams of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Korea, Nepal, Asian part of Russia, Thailand and Singapore took part in the APAOs. Biography Huddleston received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 1972. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1973 and 1978 respectively. He has worked extensively in Bosnia (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kazakhstan for USAID and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Europe. He also has managed programs for the United States Information Agency in Slovenia, Mexico, Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He has published several articles on consensus building in higher education, and several books on the American civil service. Dr. Huddleston took up the position at UNH after stepping away from his post as the 15th president of Ohio Wesleyan University. birth_date Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan
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International, LTD. p. 126. ISBN 0-7853-0443-6. At the 2004 Summer Olympics he won the silver medal. He beat American Vanes Martirosyan but in the final, Aragón was defeated by surprise winner Bakhtiyar Artayev of Kazakhstan with a score of 36-26. Prior to the Athens Games he won the 2004 Acropolis Boxing Cup in Athens, Greece by defeating Azerbaijan's Ruslan Khairov in the final of the welterweight division. *Kashmir - Mahjoor * Kazakhstan
in construction, minerals and metallurgy. India also signed four other pacts, including an extradition treaty, in the presence of President Prathibha Patil and her Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev. Kazakhastan will provide uranium and related products under the MoU between Nuclear Power Corp. of India and KazatomProm. These MoU also opens possibilities of joint exploration of uranium in Kazakhstan, which has the worlds' second largest reserves, and India building atomic power plants in the Central Asian country. The 18th largest country in the world in terms of area at Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan
tightened security. A number of properties in a Hare Krishna (w:Hare Krishna) village in Kazakhstan (w:Kazakhstan) were demolished on November 21, by the local authorities, causing international outrage by religious freedom groups and Hindu (W:Hinduism) associations alike. Since the attack fears are now rising within the community of further demolition to the remaining properties, including the main temple (w:Hindu temple) structure. thumb right Flag of Kazakhstan (Image:Flag of Kazakhstan.svg) The American Embassy (w:American Embassy) in Kazakhstan (w:Kazakhstan) has condemned the destruction by Kazakh riot police of eleven homes within a Hare Krishna (w:Hare Krishna) village. The destruction took place on November 21st in the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan and has been termed unjust treatment (w:Human rights in Kazakhstan) of the religious group. thumb right Flag of Kazakhstan (Image:Flag of Kazakhstan.svg) Official pressure on the Hare Krishna (w:Hare Krishna) community near Almaty in Kazakhstan (w:Kazakhstan) is mounting, according to Norwegian religious rights organisation Forum 18 (w:Forum 18). Following on from the demolition of homes at the end of last year three more home owners have been issued with demolition notices. If the owners fail to demolish their own houses the authorities have warned they will do so themselves and charge them for the cost. Borat Sagdiyev is a fictional character who is a Kazakhstani (w:Kazakhstan) journalist with anti-Semitic (w:Anti-Semitism) and misogynist (w:Antiziganism) viewpoints, and Ali G (w:Ali G) is a "gangsta (w:Gangsta rap)" from the "Staines (w:Staines) ghetto". Commons:Category:Kazakhstan WikiPedia:Kazakhstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kazakhstan
, Japan, Mexico, United States. * European states: Kazakhstan, Belarus and the observer Vatican City. * the European Community and later the European Union after its legal personality was established by the ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty. The Chechens again rose up against Soviet rule (1940–1944 insurgency in Chechnya) during the 1940s, resulting in the deportation (Population transfer in the Soviet Union) of the entire Operation Lentil (Caucasus
* A very serious situation in Turkmenistan The only European states which are not members of the Council of Europe and thus could in principle be admitted are Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Vatican (Holy See) as well as Kosovo pending clarification of its international legal status. Once the European Union has attained full legal personality, it could also accede to the Council of Europe. So far, the European Community has only signed Council of Europe treaties
: worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com worldmusic view page.basic country content.country kazakhstan_672 Kazakhstan Overview forced collectivization (Collectivization in the Soviet Union) under Joseph Stalin’s rule met with massive resistance and major losses and confiscation of livestock. The Silent Steppe. The Story of a Kazakh nomad under Stalin. Livestock in Kazakhstan fell from 7 million cattle to 1.6 million
) 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
'''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.