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At this stage, we see our participation in the project only as a carrierAnalysis: Russia, Kazakhs eye rival canals Feb 07, 2008
The United States, Russia and China are all interested in Kazakhstan, and we don't want to allow a conflict of interest hereAnalysis: SCO energy ties Aug 22, 2007
Kazakhstan has never been against Nabucco, the issue is that in Europe there is a lot of talk about Nabucco ... but in practice little is being doneNorthern Iraqi gas for Nabucco? Jul 22, 2010
This convergence was natural. It's time for these encounters, and we should take this as a positive factorKazakh ruler praises Russia-NATO accords Nov 27, 2010
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.