Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter Dariga will lead her father’s party faction in parliament and become the legislature’s deputy speaker, marking her comeback from the political sidelines.
Following is a roundup of how countries around the world have reacted to Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine’s Crimea region. The responses are grouped under the headings “Pro-Russia,” “Anti-Putin” and “On the Fence.”
When Bulat Utemuratov’s boss told him to go to Europe and open the first trading house for their newly independent Kazakhstan, his reaction was pure Soviet. “Oh no, They want to exile me,” Utemuratov remembers thinking with alarm.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he expects “serious” output from the nation’s largest oil deposit this year after waiting almost half his 23 years in office for the $48 billion project to start.