The economy is in dire straits; Kazakhstan needs this money. China is using Kazakhstan's problems to its advantageAnalysis: China increases stake in Kazakh energy assets Apr 28, 2009
We will significantly boost our energy security with the launch of the Balkhash thermal power station, the Moinak hydropower plant, the expansion of the Ekibastuz-1 and Ekibastuz-2 hydropower plants, and the Aksu hydropower plant. However, to implement these large-scale projects we need to create an attractive investment climateAnalysis: Kazakhstan's hydroelectric potential attracts foreign investment Mar 27, 2009
It is necessary to eliminate the conflict's consequences. We have good plans. We trade oil through the Caucasus. Any conflict should end in a peaceCaucasus energy attractive despite unrest Oct 03, 2008
First and foremost, the state must represent the interests of the middle classKashagan, Kazakhstan's Caspian Jun 05, 2008
I think that Kazakhstan will participate in the construction of the terminal or in supplying liquefied gasKazakhstan, Lithuania team up on energy May 14, 2008
Nursultan Abishuly Nazarbayev (Kazakh: Нұрсұлтан Әбішұлы Назарбаев ; Russian: Нурсултан Абишевич Назарбаев ) (born 6 July 1940) has served as the President of Kazakhstan since the nation received its independence in 1991, due to the fall of the Soviet Union.
In 1984 Nazarbayev became the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, working under Dinmukhamed Kunayev, the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. He served as First Secretary of the Kazakh Communist Party from 1989 to 1991.
Nazarbayev criticized Askar Kunayev, head of the Academy of Sciences, at the 16th session of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan in January 1986 for not reforming his department. Dinmukhamed Kunayev, Nazarbayev's boss and Askar's brother, felt deeply angered and betrayed. Kunayev went to Moscow and demanded Nazarbayev's dismissal while Nazarbayev's supporters campaigned for Kunayev's dismissal and Nazarbayev's promotion. Mikhail Gorbachev accepted the resignation of a deflated Kunayev, replacing him with Gennady Kolbin, an ethnic Russian, triggering three days of riots known as the Jeltoqsan.