Call for bids: Programming for the “Go Viral” Festival. Deadline: August 10, 2018

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Kazakhstan announces a full and open competition for organizations to submit applications to manage ongoing programming for the “Go Viral” Festival and corresponding Network.   The Go Viral Festival was launched by U.S. Consulate Almaty in June 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, as an ...
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C5+1 Working Group Meetings a Success in Almaty, Tashkent

From July 20-23, U.S. government officials met with senior delegations from the five Central Asian republics in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to discuss progress under the three C5+1 Working Groups — Environment, Economic Connectivity, and Security.  The C5+1 is the primary regional diplomatic platform through which the United States and the five Central Asian ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh Travels to Greece, Turkey, and Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; and Almaty, Kazakhstan, July 16-20. On July 16 in Athens, the Assistant Secretary will meet with government counterparts to discuss U.S. economic priorities and explore means for building economic resilience. While there, she will also meet with ...
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Property Disposal Auction: ALMATY

U.S. Consulate General Almaty GOVERNMENT AUCTION Saturday  28 July,  2018 Registration and reviewing – from 09:00 to 10:00 Auction – from 10:00 to 13:00 All sold items should be removed from warehouse – by 18:00 Address – main warehouse, 133A Angarskaya Street Items for sale: Used household and office furniture, appliances, computer equipment, automobile parts ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Meningococcal Infection in Almaty

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan alerts U.S. citizens regarding recent cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. There have been a total of 15 confirmed cases of meningococcal infection in Almaty. The number is higher than usual but is not considered an outbreak. Medical practitioners do not recommend any additional measures except practicing good hygiene, which ...
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Go Viral 2018 Festival in Almaty

Go Viral is a three-day festival aimed at spreading innovative ideas in media, business, culture, and technology, which will be held from June 15-17, 2018 at SmArt.Point coworking space in Almaty. The mission of the festival is to empower journalists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and musicians to leverage social media and technology to connect with the world. ...
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Joint Statement to Mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)

Today we mark the annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). On this day we express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Kazakhstan. Human rights are universal and apply equally to all people. We are completely opposed to all forms of discrimination, and we work ...
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Commander of U.S. Forces in the Middle East and Central Asia Visits Astana to Discuss Security Cooperation

General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, is in Astana May 14-15 on his first working visit to Kazakhstan.  During his time in Astana, Votel will meet senior leadership in the Kazakhstani government to discuss cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan in support of security in Central Asia and beyond.  As Presidents ...
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Disposal property auction

The U.S. Embassy, Astana will be holding a disposal property auction on Saturday, May 19, 2018. The following items will be sold: household and office furniture, appliances, tires, copy machines, doors, IT equipment, TV’s, maintenance equipment, tools, and supplies, snow blowers and lawn mowers, barbeque grills, security surveillance equipment, safes, vehicle (diplomatic sale only). The ...
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Mission hosts Kazakhstan Country Council Meeting of the Overseas Security Advisor Council. 

The Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO) and the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) hosted an Country Council meeting, welcoming over fifty participants from the U.S. private sector working in Kazakhstan.  Ambassador Krol delivered the keynote address, hailing the U.S.-Kazakhstan partnership and re-affirming the U.S. commitment to supporting the safety and security of U.S. private sector companies and their personnel via OSAC. ...
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U.S. Embassy opens call for proposals for Small Grants for Media Development

The United States of America and the Republic of Kazakhstan cooperate on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including the support of Kazakhstan’s intentions to increase journalistic professionalism and Kazakhstan’s vision of strengthening local media content.  To this end, the Embassy of the United States announces this call for applications for grants to ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to one of our submarine bases and Boeing. The United States takes this action in conjunction with our NATO allies and partners around the ...
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English in STEM Contest

Contest Sponsors The Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The contest seeks to promote the use of English in teaching of STEM subjects in secondary schools as well as help Kazakhstani teachers learn about new methodologies and exchange information with their colleagues from Central ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 form ...
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Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections!

Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t miss your opportunity to vote in upcoming primary elections! Register now and request your absentee ballots at FVAP.gov. Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate ...
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For the Second Year in a Row, Kazakhstan Wins the Central Asian Spelling Bee

Dinara Kurakbayeva, a student from Suleyman Demirel University spelled the English word approbation correctly to beat out 19 competitors to win the 2018 Central Asian Spelling Bee.  Meruyert Soviet from Karaganda took second place in the contest. This is the second year that U.S. Embassies in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have organized the English language ...
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The U.S. Embassy is holding the second annual Kazakhstan Spelling Bee competition for Kazakhstan’s university and college students

The U.S. Embassy is holding the second annual Kazakhstan Spelling Bee competition for Kazakhstan’s university and college students in support of the Government of Kazakhstan’s policy of multilingualism. The competition is a fun way to promote the study of English language among youth. Local Spelling Bees took place at 11 American Corners. 33 participants from ...
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U.S. Fulbright Professor comes to Kazakhstan to teach and do research on investment climate

Lehigh University International Relations Professor  Dinissa Duvanova  was selected to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Professor Duvanova will use the Fulbright Scholarship to combine fieldwork for her book project: “Regulatory Discretion and Discretionary Regulation in Post-Communist States” and teaching at Alma University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Professor Duvanova’s field research focuses on state regulation of business and how it affects Kazakhstani investment climate. ...
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U.S. Embassy consular services ‎will continue to function during the lapse in Congressional appropriations.

U.S. Mission consular services ‎will continue to function during the lapse in Congressional appropriations. If you have a scheduled visa interview or American Citizen Services appointment, please arrive at the Embassy at your designated time. This page will be not be regularly updated until full U.S. Government operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety ...
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Fact Sheet: The United States and Kazakhstan — An Economic Partnership for the 21st Century

Fact Sheet: The United States and Kazakhstan — An Economic Partnership for the 21st Century President Donald Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on January 16, 2018.  The visit reinforced the close commercial and trade ties between the United States and Kazakhstan that will create jobs and accelerate economic growth in both ...
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United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century

United States and Kazakhstan: An Enhanced Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century Washington, D.C. January 16, 2018 President Donald J. Trump hosted President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan today at the White House to discuss enhanced strategic partnership between the United States and Kazakhstan. President Nazarbayev thanked President Trump for his hospitality and offered an invitation ...
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators

  STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SECONDARY EDUCATORS   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Secondary Educators is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators and administrators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal ...
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR SCHOLARS   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars is an intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The goal of the ...
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership

STUDY OF THE U.S. INSTITUTES FOR WOMEN LEADERSHIP   Description: Study of the U.S. Institutes for Women Leadership is an intensive short-term academic program for undergraduate female student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The Institute will focus on two major areas: developing participants’ leadership skills in ...
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U.S. Fulbright Scholar: engaging literature for Kazakhstani teachers and students

Richard Burke spent a semester teaching literature at Kazakh-American Free University. He helped students understand how culture affects personal identity through teaching two courses that explore collisions and connections between social and individual values. Richard also offered conversational practice in English at his host university and the American Corner and also gave  public lectures on ...
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White House statement on President Nazarbayev’s visit

President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan to the White House on January 16, 2018.  President Trump and President Nazarbayev will discuss ways to strengthen and enhance our strategic partnership on regional security issues and economic cooperation.  The presidents will also discuss Kazakhstan’s leadership on several international challenges, particularly Afghanistan, during its presidency of ...
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2018 New Year’s Message

2018 New Year’s Message On behalf of the entire Mission of the United States of America to Kazakhstan, I want to wish the people of Kazakhstan the very best of health, happiness and prosperity in 2018. The past year was a particularly exciting and successful one for our countries’ relations, including many cultural, business and ...
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American English Live Seminars

American English Live: Teacher Development Series   American English Live: Teacher Development sessions are 60-minute web-based seminars on a variety of topics on English language teaching techniques & methodologies presented by U.S. TESOL professionals. Sessions include visual presentations, videos, and discussions and the courses are grouped in sets of 6 seminars that take place every ...
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Joint Statement on the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

Almaty, Kazakhstan – Today, senior officials of the governments of the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan met for the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  The government of Afghanistan participated as observers.The participants affirmed that the TIFA is a high-level platform for dialogue to strengthen ...
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#EnglishWithUS: U.S. Embassy Launches Search for Brand Ambassadors of English in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is glad to announce a contest to select Brand Ambassadors of the English language in Kazakhstan, part of a year-long campaign to promote English learning called #EnglishWithUs.  We encourage all residents of Kazakhstan who wish to improve their English to apply by December 15 for the title of Brand Ambassador ...
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#EnglishWithUS: Official Video Contest Rules

Contest Sponsors The #EnglishWithUS Brand Ambassador Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Astana (the “Contest Sponsors”). Description of Contest Objectives The contest seeks to promote the study of English in Kazakhstan by highlighting the many ways speaking English can benefit people.  Participants in this contest must submit ...
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Kazakhstan Spelling Bee 2018

Do you enjoy English? Are you good at spelling? Are you a full time college or undergraduate student, between the ages of 18 and 25? If so, join us for our 2018 Kazakhstan Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee is a competition in which participants spell English words. You have a chance to win the title ...
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NBA LAUNCHES JR. NBA INITIATIVES IN KAZAKHSTAN

– New Partnership will Teach the Values of the Game through Sustainable Sports Diplomacy – ASTANA, November 6-7, 2017 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a new, youth-focused partnership in Kazakhstan that includes the launch of two Jr. NBA NBF KZ Basketball Leagues in partnership with the National Basketball Federation of Kazakhstan, along with five Jr. NBA ...
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Applications are open for 2018-2019 Global UGRAD program

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During the Program, Global UGRAD participants ...
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New American Space in Almaty opens to the public

ALMATY, October 20 — The U.S. Consulate General opened its new American Space Almaty as an anchor tenant at SmArt.Point after a full renovation and redesign.  The American Space is a community center and collaborative laboratory where citizens of Almaty can explore new ideas and develop new skills.  It hosts Makerspace Almaty, an innovative technology ...
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Professional English Language for Journalists Program

The Professional English language training program for journalists is designed to support the aspiration of Kazakhstan to develop the professionalism of Kazakhstani journalists and expand knowledge of the English language as it becomes a trilingual society. It is delivered by the British Council on behalf of the US Embassy in Kazakhstan. The program will incorporate ...
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KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT

KAZAKHSTAN 2016 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT Executive Summary The constitution defines the country as a secular state and provides for freedom of religion. In September the government created a new Ministry of Religious and Civil Society Affairs (MRCSA), taking responsibility for religious issues and the Committee for Religious Affairs (CRA) from the Ministry of Culture ...
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U.S. Government Provides Equipment Assistance to Kazakhstan’s Counter Drug Efforts

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Counternarcotics Program recently delivered vehicles and equipment to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan.  The CENTCOM Counternarcotics Program is part of the U.S. Department of Defense effort to reduce drug trafficking, and to provide No-Cost Technical Assistance to Kazakhstan and other partner nations. On June ...
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Kazakhstani students took training on how to conduct Internet Investigations focused on drug-related crimes and transactions on the web.

19 students from Kazakhstan’s Committee of State Revenues and Ministry of Internal Affairs took training in June on how to conduct Internet Investigations focused on drug-related crimes and transactions on the web.  This is a joint training initiative of the Counter-narcotics Program of the Office of Military Cooperation and the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Office (INL) ...
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Astana on the World’s Stage

By Alice Cosgrove As my plane to Astana took the final turn before descent—I saw it.  The Nur Alem, a huge, glowing sphere lit up the Kazakhstani steppes, dancing with color and a message for all visitors written in huge letters “ASTANA EXPO 2017.” I’d seen many sketches and renderings of the Expo grounds over the past ...
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Remarks by Ambassador George Krol at the opening of the U.S.A. Pavilion at EXPO ‘17

Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen!  As Ambassador of the United States of America and Commissioner of the United States Pavilion to the Astana Expo, I am pleased, excited and honored to welcome you to the ribbon cutting of the U.S. Pavilion Not so many months ago, we were very unsure whether the United States would ...
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USA Pavilion to Showcase America’s ‘Infinite Energy’ at Expo 2017

U.S. and Kazakhstani officials joined together for official ‘send-off’ to World Expo in Astana WASHINGTON, D.C. – The USA Pavilion held its official ‘send-off’ to Expo 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan at an event in Washington, D.C., where U.S. and Kazakhstani representatives previewed the world’s most prominent energy, innovation and person-to-person global event of 2017. The project ...
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Joint Statement to Mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Astana, 17 May 2017 – On May 17th, 2017, we mark the annual International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On this day we express our support for, and solidarity with, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Kazakhstan. The principle of non-discrimination is fundamental to the rule of law and to democratic ...
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U.S. CONSULATE’S GO VIRAL FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN ALMATY IN JUNE

ALMATY, 20 April – The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty and a team of leading Kazakhstani innovators in media, business, and culture are announcing an opening of registration for Go Viral: a three-day festival that will take place in Almaty Towers from 16-18 June. Over three intensive days of music performances, film screenings, workshops, and ...
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#20DaysofGreen Challenge

#20DaysofGreen Contest rules:       Participants must take a picture or shoot a video to document completion of each challenge. Important to read instructions carefully as some challenges require only a video proof. They should post their proof on Instagram, tagging @usinkz and using the hashtag #20daysofgreen.       Participants may join the contest late, but must still complete ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution March 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Diana Okremova: I understand the true value of freedom of expression and how it can be restricted.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the of the Department of State’s IVLP program, 2016, I work for the North Kazakhstan Media Legal Centre. The organization provides legal protection for journalists, helps draw up laws, in particular, the one which are being discussed now, and aspires to make freedom of ...
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Aliya Zholboldina: I try to achieve more because I know there is nothing to fear and I can act boldly.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the Edmund S. Muskie  Fellowship Program (Muskie). I worked for the Big Four, including for 10 years in New York and Philadelphia. The time I spent in the U.S. broadened my horizons in terms of perceiving the world. I have started setting myself substantial objectives. I try ...
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Gaukhar Kassymzhanova: I saw how vigorous civil society is in the country’s political life.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the US State Department International Visitors Program U.S. “Political campaigns and media”, 2004.One of the 20 observers from all over the world who monitored the election campaign in the U.S. and visited five states in four weeks. In 2012, participated in the Women in ...
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Ainur Kagarmanova: The world is quite a small place and anything is possible.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Ainur Kagarmanova is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Political Science at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. After her 10th grade she went to the U.S. on a year ­long cultural exchange FLEX program. Since then Ainur’s interest in interfaith ...
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Zarina Baikenova: American liberal arts education opened doors into the western corporate world to me.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. I spent a year at a school in г Kerrville, Texas on the Rotary Club cultural exchange programme. Government and External Relations Manager with an overall responsibility for government relations, external and internal communications, and social performance of Shell Kazakhstan in March 2016 following Shell-BG combination. ...
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Gulmira Birzhanova: Freedom of speech is not just a right set out in the constitution, but a human right that is observed by the state.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the of the Department of State’s IVLP program, 2016, I work as a lawyer for the Media Legal Centre.  As such I specialize in drawing up laws, provide consultancy services and conduct legal trainings for journalists and NGOs. The trip to the USA provided ...
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Lyazzat Alshinova: Confidence in my strengths and abilities.

WOMEN BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KAZAKHSTAN. Graduate of the Department of State’s IVLP program ‘NGO Management of Youth Programs’. Having completed the program, I set up a public foundation Zamandas21 whose   main recipients were children and teenagers from low income and large families. Since 2010 we have been organizing after school activities ...
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United States signs participation agreement for EXPO-2017

George Krol, the commissar for the U.S. Pavilion, and the chairman of the national company Astana-EXPO-2017, Akhmetzhan Yesimov,  signed an agreement on U.S. participation in the international fair EXPO-2017 during a ceremony in Astana on February 24.  Having signed the agreement, the United States will now start preparing for EXPO-2017 in Astana in earnest, the ...
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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Munich Security Conference February 18

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AT THE MUNICH SECURITY CONFERENCE The Munich Security Conference Munich, Germany THE VICE PRESIDENT: Thank you, Ambassador Ischinger. Chancellor Merkel, Secretary General, distinguished colleagues, and honored guests, I bring greetings on behalf of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. In my still new capacity as Vice ...
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Two Day Training for Journalists on Disability and Sport Held in Astana

The National Paralympic Committee of Kazakhstan held a media workshop entitled “Disability and Sport through Mass Media Vision: Promotion of Paralympic Sport” in Astana January 19-20 2017.  The Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan, The Embassy of the United States, and the AGITOS Foundation provided support.  At the workshop, journalists and bloggers interacted with ...
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Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine

UNITED STATES MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS Office of Press and Public Diplomacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2017 Ambassador Nikki Haley Delivers Remarks to the UN Security Council on Ukraine Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks this afternoon at a United Nations Security Council briefing on Ukraine. “The ...
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Press attache reopens American corner in Petropavlovsk

On January 27 at 15:00, U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan Press Attaché Wren Elhai opened the American Corner at the North Kazakhstan Oblast Universal Scientific Library in Petropavlovsk after its remodeling.  The American Corner is a cultural center that provides information about U.S. culture, education in the United States, and American English and hosts a variety ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Change in Laws on Temporary Registration Requirement is not Applicable to Foreigners

As of January 1, 2017, all Kazakhstani citizens who reside at a certain place for one month or longer are required to obtain temporary registration for that location. According to the Migration Police in Astana, this requirement does not apply to foreigners in Kazakhstan. The procedures for registration of foreigners remain unchanged. Foreigners in Kazakhstan ...
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U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol issues statement

The New York Times on January 5 reported on an order for U.S. ambassadors to leave their posts by January 20.  That order only affects non career political appointees, not career ambassadors.  This is a standard policy when there is a change of Administrations in the United States. Politically-appointed ambassadors are not members of the ...
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U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 10 YEAR VISAS

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Kazakhstan is proud to announce the introduction of longer-term validity business and tourism visas for Kazakhstani citizens. Starting December 29, 2016, qualified Kazakhstani applicants will receive visas valid for multiple visits to the United States within ten years. “The introduction of ten-year-validity business and tourism visas lets Kazakhstani and American ...
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U.S. Government’s support of the Kazakhstan National HIV Plan is acknowledged by the Government of Kazakhstan

October 12, 2016 The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan has presented a certificate of app reciation to U.S. Consul General on behalf of U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol on October 12, 2016, during the National Conference on “HIV: yesterday, today and tomorrow.”  Vice Minister of the Ministry of Health and Social ...
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Promotion of the Constitutional Guarantees of Freedom of Speech in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Remarks for Chargé d’affaires John Mark Pommersheim Adil Soz Event “Promotion of the Constitutional Guarantees of Freedom of Speech in the Republic of Kazakhstan” KazMedia Center, December 9, 2016   Honorable Minister Abayev, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, Let me first thank Ms. Kaleyeva and her colleagues at Adil Soz, not just for organizing this event but ...
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Conviction of Kazakhstani Civil Society Activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan

STATEMENT BY THE U.S. DIPLOMATIC MISSION IN KAZAKHSTAN Conviction of Kazakhstani Civil Society Activists Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan The decision of the Kazakhstani regional court in Atyrau to convict and sentence Kazakhstani citizens Maks Bokayev and Talgat Ayan to five years in prison each for their alleged roles in organizing peaceful demonstrations in the ...
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Ambassador’s Thanksgiving Message

Dear Friends, On Thursday, November 24, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day.  The history of this celebration goes back to the early days of European colonization of America but was also a tradition of Native Americans as well.  The early colonists of the Plymouth Planation in what became the colony of Massachusetts famously held a feast with ...
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Ambassador Krol’s statement following the confirmation of the results of the U.S. presidential election

Today,  America’s voters elected  Donald Trump the next  president of the United States of America.  In our 240 years of independence, the United States has a long tradition of robust, highly contentious  campaigns.  But, at the end of this competitive process,  the new president as the chief executive of the federal government will be responsible for ...
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AS for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan

Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs William Brownfield visited Kazakhstan October 22-26 to discuss United States cooperation with Kazakhstan on border security and combatting drug dependence, money laundering, as well as human and narcotics trafficking. Brownfield, one of the top US Diplomats in the US Foreign Service has achieved a rank of ...
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PDAS Warlick’s Opening Remarks at Press Availability

Thursday, October 27, 2016, Astana, Kazakhstan Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for joining us here today. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to return to Astana this week. And, I am especially delighted to be visiting Kazakhstan during the twenty-fifth anniversary of U.S. – Kazakhstan diplomatic relations, celebrating our mutual achievements on a ...
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“Playing Together”concert brings together 18 young musicians from Central Asia and the U.S.

18 young musicians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan with six members of Tashkent’s contemporary music ensemble Omnibus and three U.S. musicians performed a concert of works composed collaboratively during an intensive five day program at the Almaty Conservatory.  The music is a mix of the contemporary and the traditional and reflects the musical ...
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Statement on the Conviction of Kazakhstan Union of Journalists President Seitkazy Matayev.

The below may be attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Wren Elhai. We are concerned about constraints on independent media and the implications for freedom of expression in Kazakhstan, as indicated by the criminal convictions and sentences in the case against Seitkazy Matayev and his son, Aset Matayev.  The Matayevs were sentenced to six and five ...
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Ambassador Krol’s Speech for AmCham Conference: Healthcare Reform: Protecting the Nation’s Health

28 September, 2016   Madam Minister, Ambassador Steil, colleagues and friends. Good Morning. I am pleased to participate in opening this event with Minister Duisenova and my good colleague and northern neighbor Ambassador Steil of Canada. This year we celebrate not only 25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence, but a quarter century of partnership between Kazakhstan ...
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Ambassador Krol’s Speech for AmCham Conference: Healthcare Reform: Protecting the Nation’s Health

28 September, 2016   Good Morning.  It is my pleasure to be here today to open this event with Minister Duisenova and Ambassador Steil. As you are all aware, this year marks not only 25 years of Kazakhstan’s independence, but a quarter century of partnership between Kazakhstan and the United States. The United States has ...
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Opening speech at the Closing Ceremony of the second stage of the K9 Explosives Detection Course

September 27, 2016   Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues from the governments of Kazakhstan, Austria, and from the OSCE. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the U.S. Embassy today for the official closing ceremony of the K9 Explosives Detection Training Course. In our day-to-day activities, we do not always notice the valuable work conducted ...
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U.S.-Austrian training program prepares Kazakhstani canine specialists to fight terrorism.

  DEMONSTRATION BY EXPLOSIVES-SNIFFING DOGS AT U.S. EMBASSY SEPTEMBER 27 As part of its ongoing cooperation with Kazakhstan to counter terrorism, the U.S. Embassy in Astana hosted a graduation ceremony and demonstration of explosives-detection skills by Kazakhstani K9 specialists and their dogs on September 27 at 11:00 a.m. Speaking at the closing ceremony, U.S. Ambassador ...
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Kazakhstani scientists fight diseases at the new U.S.-supported Central Reference Laboratory.

Ambassador at Large Senbayev, Dr. George, and distinguished guests – it is a great pleasure to be here with all of you.  Over the past 25 years, cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan has made the world a safer place.  We can point to many examples, from our work to secure material from the ...
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Businesses sign $9.5 million in new trade deals at the Central Asian Trade Forum.

The sixth annual CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM will be held September 7-8 at the Rixos Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The largest annual event for exporters in the region brings together leading trade experts, public opinion leaders, top business sector actors, high-level government officials, as well as representatives of international organizations and diplomatic missions. Traditionally, the ...
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Educators from the Muhammad Ali Center come to Kazakhstan

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting like a Bee:  Muhammad Ali Center Trainers Teach Kazakhstani Youth.  Two American trainers from the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky participated in a summer boxing camp for 30 youth and their trainers from six different regions of Kazakhstan August 15-19.  At the camp, organized through a partnership between the U.S. Embassy in ...
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Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat visits Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program

  Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat, visiting Kazakhstan as part of a U.S. Department of State Speaker Program is the Founder and President of Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF). Imam Arafat participated in several meetings and conferences organized by Penal Reform International (PRI) in Uralsk and Astana focused on the issue of extremism in prisons and ...
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Lieutenant Colonel Erik Gustafson from the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Astana attended the Opening Ceremony for Steppe Eagle

Lieutenant Colonel Erik Gustafson from the Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Astana attended the Opening Ceremony for Steppe Eagle 2016 on July 16th.  The 13th iteration of this annual exercise is being held this year at the Stanta Training Area in the United Kingdom from July 16th until July 28th, with a focus ...
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U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol’s Remarks at the celebration of the Independence Day of the USA

Respected guests and dear friends! Thank you all for coming here today to celebrate with us 240 years of the independence of the United States of America. When the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776,  many doubted those former colonies would succeed in establishing their independence and later would remain unified or ...
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2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit delegates from Kazakhstan

June 15, 2016 2016 GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT DELEGATES FROM KAZAKHSTAN Astana – The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce that ten representatives from Kazakhstan will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. One of the participants will be Magzhan Madiyev, famous for ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission launches “25 Years Together” campaign.

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is proud to announce the 25th anniversary campaign celebrating relations between the United States and Kazakhstan, highlighting achievements in a range of areas and featuring three main themes: innovation, friendship, and partnership. 25 Years Together in Innovation TechWomen: An international delegation of leading women in the fields of Science, Technology, ...
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Ambassador George Krol presented Cadet Baishan with a certificate

Congratulations to Cadet Almas Baishan, on his appointment to the United States Naval Academy Class of 2020. Ambassador George Krol presented Cadet Baishan with a certificate and his commemorative coin. Cadet Baishan joins five other Kazakhstanis attending U.S. Service Academies. We would also like to congratulate the four recent Class of 2016 graduates of the ...
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Terrorist Incident in Aktobe

Security Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Mission, Kazakhstan      This message is distributed to you via the Message system of the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan. U.S. Consulate-General Almaty Kazakhstan Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Terrorist Incident in Aktobe June 6, 2016   As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, ...
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Ambassador’s message on attacks in Aktobe

On behalf of the Mission of the United States of America in Kazakhstan and the American people, I wish to extend sincere sympathy to the people of Kazakhstan and especially the families of victims who perished during the senseless attacks in Aktobe on June 5, 2016.  Such violent acts know no nationality or religion, but ...
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U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz’s speech at Nazarbayev University

Dr. Ernest Moniz U.S. Secretary of Energy April 7, 2016 Secretary Moniz: Thank you, President Katsu and my new best friend, Mr. Bosumbayev. He’s been in office two weeks, and we met last week in Washington, we meet this week in Astana. By simple extrapolation I will have the rest of my term filled in ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry: Message on the Occasion of Nowruz

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC March 19, 2016   I am delighted to join President Obama in wishing a happy, healthy, and prosperous Nowruz to all our friends around the world who celebrate this holiday. As Americans, we rejoice along with all those from the Islamic Republic of Iran to Central ...
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U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Washington, DC March 9, 2016 Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller welcomed Kazakhstani Deputy Foreign Minister Yerzhan Ashikbayev to the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 8 for a working session of the Fourth U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal led the ...
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Official Statement of the U.S. Embassy regarding the tragic death of children adopted from Kazakhstan

The United States Mission in Kazakhstan is shocked and saddened by the recent tragic and senseless deaths of two teenage boys, who were born in Kazakhstan and adopted by an American family. This incident joins the people of Kazakhstan and the United States in common grief. American law enforcement authorities are still determining the exact ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA)

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. TEA consists of a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional technology. ...
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Kazakhstan 2013 Human Rights Report

The Republic of Kazakhstan has a government system dominated by President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the ruling Nur Otan Party. The constitution concentrates power in the presidency. The president controls the legislature and the judiciary as well as regional and local governments. Please the attachment here . (PDF – 177 KB)
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2013 Country Report on Terrorism: Kazakhstan

Overview: The Government of Kazakhstan passed new counterterrorism legislation and continued to develop its national program for countering terrorism and what it refers to as religious extremism, with efforts to establish new interagency counterterrorism bodies at the national, regional, and local levels. The national program outlines the responsibilities of each government agency and ministry to prevent ...
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The FLEX Exchange Program for High School Students

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to sponsor an open competition for Kazakhstan students. Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) is a program of the U.S. Department of State, and is administered on our behalf by American Councils for International Education. The program provides opportunities for students in 8th, 9th , and 10th grades from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, ...
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Drug Demand Reduction Small Grants Program

PROGRAM PURPOSE The purpose of this program is to award small grants to Kazakhstani non-governmental, non-commercial organizations for specific projects that promote the prevention of drug abuse, especially by youth, in Kazakhstan.  Proposals are evaluated according to the topic of the project, clearly formulated goals and target groups, and the ability of the applying organization ...
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2013 International Religious Freedom Report on Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan The constitution provides for religious freedom; however, the government used certain laws and policies to restrict the religious freedom of groups deemed by the government to be “non-traditional,” using methods such as arrests, fines, and raids. The government allowed religious groups it deemed “traditional” to operate with fewer restrictions. Respect for religious freedom declined ...
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The United States Service Academies Class of 2019

The Office of Military Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite young Kazakhstanis to compete for appointment to the United States Service Academies (U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy) for the Class of 2019, which begins in the summer ...
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The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce the Alumni Mentorship Project 2014-2015.

This program is designed to give mentor/mentee pairs an opportunity to advance their personal and professional development, design a civic project for their region, and bring it to life! Successful applicants will participate in the Alumni Mentorship Conference which will take place in Astana, December 6-7. If you are interested, please send your contact information ...
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“E-Teacher” Scholarship Program

English Teaching Distance Learning Program: Application for Spring and Summer Semesters 2014-2015 Academic Year  For Kazakhstani English Language Teachers or Teacher Trainers The Regional English Language Office of the Embassy of the United States in Kazakhstan announces the competition for “E-Teacher” scholarship courses for spring and summer semesters of 2014-2015 academic year. Program Overview The ...
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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) 2016-2017

To apply, visit the  Global UGRAD Online Student Application . The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce an open competition for the 2016-2017 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Eurasia and Central Asia (UGRAD). Deadline is January 1st at 5:00pm EST. The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program (2016-2017 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at ...
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FULBRIGHT FOREIGN STUDENT PROGRAM (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Foreign Student program offers graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to study in the United States and earn a master’s degree. Eligible Fields of Studies The Fulbright Foreign Student program is open to all fields of study except the medical sciences. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan, residing in Kazakhstan at ...
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Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Academic Year Leaders for a Global Society The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to ...
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (2016 – 2017 Academic Year)

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar program brings accomplished Kazakhstani scholars to the United States to conduct advanced research at U.S. universities for a period up to one academic year. Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens of Kazakhstan residing in Kazakhstan at the time application Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent professional qualification at the time ...
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Memorandum of Cooperation between the U.S. Agency for International Development, the East Kazakhstan Region, and AES corporation

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the East Kazakhstan Region Akimat, and the AES Group of companies in Kazakhstan will sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on December 14th, 2015 in Ust-Kamenogorsk on developing an energy efficiency and energy savings program. In Kazakhstan, similar to many other countries around the world, a significant amount of energy is ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement for International Human Rights Day

  On December 10, 2015, the world celebrates the 65th International Human Rights Day, commemorating the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, signed by the United States, Kazakhstan, and nearly every other member of the United Nations, states that the human rights specified in the ...
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United States pledges $7.6 million for ISTC Projects, including on Clean Energy and Seismic Monitoring Initiatives in Kazakhstan

On December 9 in Astana, the United States joined the European Union, Japan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, South Korea, Norway, and Kazakhstan in signing the Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC). This agreement establishes Kazakhstan as the host nation of the ISTC and enables the ISTC to continue its vital ...
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One of the world’s best breakdancers in Astana thanks to US Embassy Funding

The US Emabassy in Kazakhstan and the Dance Studio Hip Hop Culture 23 is putting on a breakdance festival/competition in Astana. Thanks to the Embassy’s financial assistance the break-dancers of Kazakhstan are able to invite to Kazakhstan one of the world’s best break dancers, Thias Lopez (Thesis). THESIS began B-Boying at the young age of ...
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TRAVEL ALERT WORLDWIDE November 24, 2015

1. The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting ...
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US Embassy promotes cultural heritage programmes

U.S. Ambassador George A. Krol, Deputy Chief of Mission John Mark Pommersheim, and Counselor for Public Affairs Aleisha Woodward met participants of an exchange program on preserving cultural heritage. During the 10-day tour of the United States, the participants met their American counterparts to discuss best practices in managing cultural heritage projects, preserving and restoring artifacts, ...
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Remarks by John Kerry at Nazarbayev University

The United States and Central Asia: Partners for the 21st Century   Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Nazarbayev University Astana, Kazakhstan November 2, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY: (In Kazakh.) (Applause.) I’m working at it, folks. (Laughter.) Thank you very, very much, President Katsu. Thank you. As all of you know, President Katsu had a very ...
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2015-2016 Community Solutions Program

Applications for the 2016-2017  Community Solutions Program are now open. The Community Solutions Program is a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Transparency & Accountability, Tolerance & Conflict Resolution, Environmental Issues, and Women & Gender Issues. Selected candidates will participate in: a four month U.S. fellowship with a local nonprofit organization ...
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Secretary Kerry travels to Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is happy to announce the first visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to Kazakhstan from November 1-3, as part of a broader trip by the U.S. Secretary of State to all five Central Asian republics. In Astana Secretary Kerry will meet with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and will conduct ...
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Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan from October 28 to November 3. While in Vienna, Secretary Kerry will hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with foreign counterparts to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. The Secretary will then travel to Bishkek, Samarkand, Astana, Dushanbe, and Ashgabat ...
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Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on October 15, 2015

The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite U.S. citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Thursday, October 15, at 5:00 p.m. The program includes remarks by the Ambassador, updates on consular services, and information on the current security situation. The meeting will be in the Ambassador’s residence at the Embassy, and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Aktobe on October 22, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Aktobe to receive consular services on October 22, 2015 from 10:00 until 12:00 at American Corner Aktobe located at 12 micro district 112 E section D (Aktobe Azhary building) in Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Services will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, send your ...
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Master class from RENOWNED us EXPERT ON BRANDING, creativity and business start ups

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, in partnership with Kazmedia Center’s media school and the Club of Foreign Editors, is holding a master class in Astana for editors-in-chief, journalists, producers and any other creative people across the industry on 7th October, 2015. This master class will be conducted by Peter Corbett, a globally sought speaker and ...
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Readout of the President Obama’s Meeting with Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev

President Obama met today with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.  The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, nuclear nonproliferation, and regional stability and economic development.  The leaders further discussed the importance of finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine that includes full implementation of the Minsk agreements.  The President also congratulated President Nazarbayev on ...
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Remarks by the President Obama on Sustainable Development Goals

General Assembly Hall United Nations New York, New York 3:04 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Good afternoon.  Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen.  It is a great honor to be here to address the topic of sustainable development. In many of our nations, especially developed countries, there is among our general population a genuine ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Remarks With Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu At Global Counterterrorism Forum Ministerial

Remarks   John Kerry Secretary of State New York Palace Hotel New York City September 27, 2015 SECRETARY KERRY:  I’m very pleased to be joined by my friend and the co-chair, Foreign Minister Sinirlioglu, and I congratulate him on assuming his new responsibilities.  He’s been working with many of us for a long time, and ...
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Qurban Ait message from Secretary Kerry

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 23, 2015 Teresa and I extend our best wishes to Muslims around the world for a blessed Eid al-Adha. We congratulate the nearly three million Muslims – including thousands of Americans – who are performing Hajj this year in fulfillment of one of the fundamental ...
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Qurban Ait message from President Obama

Dear Mr. President, Michelle and I extend our warmest greetings to Muslims in America and around the world as they celebrate Qurban Ait.  We also extend our congratulations to those pilgrims who have successfully completed the Hajj, including thousands of U.S. citizens who joined three million fellow Muslims in completing a central tenet of their faith. The Hajj demonstrates ...
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Conference on Water Resource Analytical Techniques to be held in Astana next week.

The U.S. Geological Survey in coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, JSC “National Company “Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary”, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the International Science and Technology Center are holding a training workshop entitled “Integrated Water Resource Analytical Techniques and Remote Sensing Applications in Support of Water ...
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U.S. Embassy opens American corner at the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

The U.S. Embassy invites media to cover the Grand Opening of the new American Corner in Astana.  Over the past ten years, the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan has worked closely with local libraries to offer the general public access to free English-language resources and programs related to the United States through its 11 information centers ...
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Remarks. Thomas M. Countryman

Remarks Thomas M. Countryman Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Fuel Bank Agreement Signing Ceremony Astana, Kazakhstan Minister Idrissov, Minister Shkolnik, Director General Amano, Honored Guests: Establishing the IAEA Fuel Bank is an important and a complex achievement.  It is important that we recognize the many people who made ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium Bank.

Representatives from around the globe are gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan, to launch the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank. Through this initiative, Member States of the IAEA will be able to access a ready reserve of nuclear material for fueling peaceful power reactors should they have difficulties securing such material on the international ...
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High level U.S. delegation due in Kazakhstan.

A high level U.S. delegation, led by Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Countryman, will visit Astana on August 27-28 for the signing of an agreement between Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on establishing low-enriched uranium (LEU) ‘fuel bank’ in Kazakhstan. The document will be signed by Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov and IAEA ...
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New U.S. Consul General Mark Moody Arrives‎ in Almaty

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan announces the arrival of Mark Moody to serve as the new Consul General of the United States of America in Almaty. Consul General Moody’s responsibilities include the Almaty, Zhambyl, South Kazakhstan, and Kyzylorda Oblasts. “It is a great honor to join the team at the Consulate General to serve ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Elimination of VPI and the Issuance of 52-Page Passport Books to All Applicants Applying Overseas

Effective January 1, 2016, the Department will eliminate the consular service of supplemental 24-page Visa Page Inserts (VPIs) for passports. Requests for VPIs on Form DS-4085 will only be accepted for current (legacy) passports until December 31, 2015. The determination to eliminate VPIs was made after considering document utility, cost effectiveness, customer service, internal controls, ...
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The United States suspends FATCA penalties against Kazakhstani banks in order to allow time to conclude bilateral agreement

The United States suspends FATCA penalties against Kazakhstani banks in order to allow time to conclude bilateral agreement Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2010 (FATCA) requires banks that have any U.S. depositors to report on those U.S. depositors’ accounts to the U.S. Treasury.  Kazakhstan and the United States initialed a bilateral agreement regarding how such information ...
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Worldwide caution July 2015

1. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a ...
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Statement by the President on Iran

State Floor **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 7:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Today, after two years of negotiations, the United States, together with our international partners, has achieved something that decades of animosity has not — a comprehensive, long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Recently Implemented Travel Restrictions in the Almaty Region

According to recent legislation, most of the popular tourist areas in Kazakhstan – Medeu, Shymbulak, Big Almaty Lake, Charyn Canyon, Alakol Lake, Monakhov Gorge, and other locations within 25 kilometers of a border – now fall in so called “closed” zones. In order for non-Kazakhstani citizens to legally visit any of these tourist sites, it ...
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Senior US Delegation in Astana for the Central and South Asia Regional Conference on Countering Violent Extremism

A high level U.S. delegation, led by Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Gil Kerlikowske, is in Astana from June 28 through June 30 for a conference of ministers and senior officials of 13 Central and South Asian states who will be meeting to discuss ways of countering violent extremism and developing a coordinated ...
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Remarks by Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske at South and Central Asia CVE Regional Conference

Remarks as prepared by Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske South and Central Asia CVE Regional Conference Astana, Kazakhstan June 29, 2015  South and Central Asia Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Regional Conference Prime Minister Massimov, Foreign Minister Idrissov, Prosecutor General Daulbayev, other ministers from the region, and distinguished colleagues, thank you. It is a unique pleasure to ...
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United States and Kazakhstan Initial New International Science and Technology Center Agreement

On June 22, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was initialed by the European Union, Georgia, Japan, the Kingdom of Norway, Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America.  The ISTC, with its new headquarters at ...
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United States and Kazakhstan Initial New International Science and Technology Center Agreement

On June 22, in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was initialed by the European Union, Georgia, Japan, the Kingdom of Norway, Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America.  The ISTC, with its new headquarters at ...
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Arizona National Guard Delegation in Kazakhstan for “Partnership” Talks

From June 22-27 a high level Arizona Air National Guard delegation will visit Astana and Almaty to discuss ways in which Kazakhstan and the United States armies can cooperate more closely.  Since 1995, Kazakhstan has been partnered with the state of Arizona through the State Partnership Program which works to build relationships, learn best practices, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Updates 06/22/15

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is currently updating its warden system in order to ensure that our registration records are up to date. The warden system provides a reliable way to reach U.S. citizens in the event of an emergency, disaster, or threat, as well as distribute other important information to U.S. citizens as quickly ...
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Arizona National Guard Delegation in Kazakhstan for “Partnership” Talks

From June 22-27 a high level Arizona Air National Guard delegation will visit Astana and Almaty to discuss ways in which Kazakhstan and the United States armies can cooperate more closely.  Since 1995, Kazakhstan has been partnered with the state of Arizona through the State Partnership Program which works to build relationships, learn best practices, ...
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Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world. Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for iftars and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the ...
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Secretary Kerry on Ramadan

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. June 17, 2015 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY On Ramadan On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is a season for heightened reflection, worship, compassion, and community. For Muslims everywhere, this special month ...
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Issuance of Visas Halted due to Technical Htch

U.S. Embassies around the world are currently experiencing technical problems with passport and visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.  We are working urgently to correct the problems and restore our system to full operational status as soon as possible. Due to these worldwide consular systems ...
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US Mission Honours Young Kazakhstani Cadets

On 15th June the U.S. Embassy is hosting a festive ceremony to celebrate two young Kazakhstanis, one of whom Maksat Nugmanov is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the other Kazakhstani, Vladislav Gogulya, has chosen aviation and will be joining the U.S. Air Force Academy. The graduate of U.S. Military Academy (West Point), ...
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US Mission Honours Young Kazakhstani Cadets

On 15th June the U.S. Embassy is hosting a festive ceremony to celebrate two young Kazakhstanis, one of whom Maksat Nugmanov is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) and the other Kazakhstani, Vladislav Gogulya, has chosen aviation and will be joining the U.S. Air Force Academy. The graduate of U.S. Military Academy (West Point), ...
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Senior Sergeant of the Kazakhstan Armed Forces Participates in the 1st Multinational NCO Symposium in the U.S.

U.S. Army Central hosted the 1st Multinational Noncommissioned Officer Symposium in El Paso, Texas at the home of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, May 18-22.  Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Temirbek Khalykov, the sergeant major of Kazakhstan’s armed forces, along with senior NCOs and officers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ...
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Taste of America: Soul Food with Chef Tanya Holland

On June 5, the U.S. Consulate General hosted the “Taste of America: Soul Food” culinary event at the outdoor garden of the InterContinental with California-based celebrity Chef Tanya Holland.  At the family-style dinner, guests enjoyed the opportunity to taste the best of African-American cuisine, met Chef Holland, and had a chance to win one of ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Gather in Astana

U.S. Ambassadors to Kazakhstan, past and present, (L-R: George Krol (current), Kenneth Fairfax, William Courtney, John Ordway) gather in Astana to commemorate the 20thAnniversary of Project Sapphire and the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction program.
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Media Advisory

The U.S. Embassy in Kazahstan would like to invite you to the opening of the first U.S. – Kazakhstani business forum that will take place at Rixos Hotel, Astana at 10:00 on June 2nd , 2015. The main idea of the forum is to promote business cooperation between Kazakhstan and the USA. Representatives of the ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry: Commemoration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers

  John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 29, 2015 Today we honor the service and sacrifice of the courageous men and women serving under the flag of the United Nations with the mission of peace. That mission, which dates back nearly 70 years, is central to the purpose of the United Nations and ...
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Media Advisory

The U.S. Embassy in Kazahstan would like to invite you to the opening of the first U.S. – Kazakhstani business forum that will take place at Rixos Hotel, Astana at 10:00 on June 2nd , 2015. The main idea of the forum is to promote business cooperation between Kazakhstan and the USA. Representatives of the ...
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U.S. Historian Tim Naftali Visits Almaty

On May 20 – 23, the U.S. Consulate General hosted a U.S. historian Tim Naftali in Almaty. During his visit Dr. Naftali delivered two public lectures: “Soyuz: The Secret History of US-Soviet Collaboration for Victory in World War” at the Kasteyev Museum of Arts and “Kazakhstan in the mind of Cold War America” at the ...
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Statement by the President on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 16, 2015 Michelle and I join our fellow Americans and others around the world in commemorating the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia tomorrow, May 17.  We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that ...
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Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC May 16, 2015 International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia is a call to action, a plea to stand with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities (LGBTI) across the world and reaffirm our commitment to the equality and dignity of all people, regardless of their sexual orientation ...
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New Silk Way Model UN opens in Almaty

Almaty welcomes the Model United Nations!  400 students from Central Asia, South Asia, and Europe converged to discuss solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges as a part of the fourth annual “New Silk Way Model UN.”  We are proud to support this program and applaud all the Model UN delegates and organizers at Al ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches “One Victory” Campaign Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in in WWII

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan invites all to a series of events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the WWII. The events, under the title “One Victory”, include an exhibition of rare photos from the war, demonstration of films, presentation by a historian on interaction between the Allied Forces during the WWII ...
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Interagency Team Travels to Central Asia for Afghan Consultations

Washington – Recognizing the important contributions of the five Central Asian republics to broader regional stability, an interagency team will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, April 20–24.  This group, led by State Department officials including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum ...
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Interagency Team Travels to Central Asia for Afghan Consultations

Washington – Recognizing the important contributions of the five Central Asian republics to broader regional stability, an interagency team will visit Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan for bilateral consultations on Afghanistan, April 20–24.  This group, led by State Department officials including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Daniel Rosenblum ...
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Ambassador George A. Krol delivers a speech at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

On April 16, Ambassador George A. Krol delivered his first public speech as U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan on the broad and productive U.S.-Kazakhstan bilateral relationship to students and professors of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Ambassador Krol delivered an overview on the positive history of cooperation between the United States and Kazakhstan, the two countries’ mutual ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln

For Immediate Release     April 14, 2015 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION President Abraham Lincoln believed that we are, at heart, one Nation and one people. At a time when America was torn apart ...
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Media Advisory

On Thursday April 16 at 10:30, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George A. Krol will deliver a speech on Kazakhstan-U.S. bilateral relations to the students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Address: New Library of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, entrance from Timiryazev Street. Please, see attached the map. *The event will be in English with consecutive interpretation ...
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Media Advisory

On Thursday April 16 at 10:30, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George A. Krol will deliver a speech on Kazakhstan-U.S. bilateral relations to the students of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Address: New Library of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, entrance from Timiryazev Street. Please, see attached the map. *The event will be in English with consecutive interpretation ...
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The 70th Anniversary of Buchenwald Liberation

April 11, 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp by U.S. forces. On that day, at the invitation of the Association of Prisoners of Fascism, we gathered at the eternal flame in Panfilov Park to honor former prisoners and remember those lost during the war. The survivors who told their ...
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Knowledge Partners Launches Free Kazakh to English Online Dictionary

Astana, Kazakhstan, 9th April 2015:  In partnership with the U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Knowledge Partners, Exclusive Country Partner of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. USA, in the Republic of Kazakhstan, launched the Kazakh to English online dictionary of more than 27,000 words.  The announcement launching this comprehensive online dictionary was made at the WORLDDIDAC exhibition in Astana ...
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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Remarks on an Enduring Vision for Central Asia

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Brookings Institute Washington, D.C. Highlights  Today, there are those who look at the drawdown of our forces from Afghanistan and see through that a region of declining importance to the United States.  Nothing could be further from the truth. … The lens through which we view Central Asia may have changed, ...
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ASM BioResource Center

arch 20, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the ASM BioResource Center at the Kazakhstan National Medical University, a project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in partnership with the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The ASM BioResource Center will provide Kazakhstan National Medical University important resources, including books, journals, and online ...
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Business without Barriers: Seminar for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

On March 19, Consul General Theresa Grencik opened “Business without Barriers: Seminar for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities” in partnership with “Shyrak” Association of Women with Disabilities. The purpose of the seminar is to stimulate entrepreneurial activity among disabled people by providing them with tools, tips, and information from the very best professionals in each area, provide ...
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Ambassador Krol’s Accreditation Remarks

Ambassador Krol: Allow me to say in the beautiful Kazakh language how pleased and honored I am to be in Kazakhstan as Ambassador of the United States of America. I appreciate this opportunity to express on behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States America’s strong friendship and support for a sovereign, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Test 03/18/15

On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan activated its Warden System in order to test its effectiveness. All recipients are requested to confirm receipt of this message by email at USAKZACS@state.gov within 24 hours. U.S. citizens who have departed Kazakhstan are requested to notify the Consular Section of their departure so we can ...
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Consul General Participates in UN Anniversary Conference

At Kazakhstan National University (KNU) conference commemorating the 23rd anniversary of Kazakhstan’s accession into the United Nations, Consul General Theresa Grencik joined Kazakhstan’s first Ambassador to United Nations, Akmaral Arystanbekova.ited Nations, Consul General Theresa Grencik joined Kazakhstan’s first Ambassador to UN, Akmaral Arystanbekova, to discuss the important role of the United Nations in international affairs. KNU ...
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“Break of Reality” and Galymzhan Moldanazar in Almaty

As a part of its Kazakhstan tour the innovative American cello/drum rock ensemble “Break of Reality” performed in Almaty on February 28 and March 1, 2015 in Almaty.  The band collaborated with Kazakh performing artist Galymzhan Moldanazar, a leading voice of contemporary music in Kazakhstan, cleverly combining Kazakh lyrics with electro-pop and synth-funk. “Break of ...
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Statement by the President on the Murder of Boris Nemtsov

The United States condemns the brutal murder of Boris Nemtsov, and we call upon the Russian government to conduct a prompt, impartial, and transparent investigation into the circumstances of his murder and ensure that those responsible for this vicious killing are brought to justice.  Nemtsov was a tireless advocate for his country, seeking for his ...
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U.S. Cello Rock Band “Break of Reality” Tours in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the tour of innovative American cello/drum rock ensemble “Break of Reality” from February 28 till March 8, 2015.  The group’s boundary breaking music blends classical technique and rock’n’roll. “Break of Reality” will perform in Almaty, Shymkent, Astana, and Atyrau as a part of American Music ...
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U.S. Cello Rock Band “Break of Reality” Tours in Kazakhstan

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Shymkent on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Shymkent to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 10:30 until 13:00 at the Café Bistro, Complex Cheryomuski,located at 20 Zheltoksan Street Shymkent, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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Signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Between The United States and Kazakhstan

On February 20, 2015, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Department of Justice Counselor for International Affairs Bruce C. Swartz and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. The signing of this Treaty marks an important step forward by the United States and Kazakhstan to ...
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Signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty Between The United States and Kazakhstan

On February 20, 2015, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Department of Justice Counselor for International Affairs Bruce C. Swartz and Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askhat Daulbayev signed a Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. The signing of this Treaty marks an important step forward by the United States and Kazakhstan to ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Preparing for 2014 Tax Filing (02/20/2015)

This is a reminder to U.S. citizens that the Mission Kazakhstan’s webpage has useful information for Americans abroad on how to file taxes for tax year 2014. You may also visit the Federal Benefits and Obligations page on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website for more information. If you have additional questions, please call the ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches “One Victory” Campaign Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan has launched a series of programs under the title “One Victory” to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War. The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is organizing cultural events to celebrate the WWII era and honors the generation of Kazakhstanis and Americans whose sacrifices and ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches “One Victory” Campaign Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan has launched a series of programs under the title “One Victory” to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Victory in the Second World War. The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is organizing cultural events to celebrate the WWII era and honors the generation of Kazakhstanis and Americans whose sacrifices and ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Atyrau on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 13:00 until 17:30 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Services in Atyrau on February 26, 2015

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites U.S. citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 26, 2015 from 13:00 until 17:30 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those seeking consular services should write to usakz@state.gov before 3:00 p.m. on February 25 with their name and the ...
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February 10 Telephonic Press Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel M. Rosenblum

EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 for a telephonic press briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Asia Daniel Rosenblum. Deputy Assistant Secretary Rosenblum will discuss U.S. policy as it relates to Central Asia, including opportunities for regional cooperation. Mr. Rosenblum will also discuss regional events and the challenges they pose to ...
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Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana today. Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev. Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career member of the Senior ...
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Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana on February 3, 2015.  Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev. Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career ...
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Arrival of Ambassador George A. Krol

Ambassador George A. Krol arrived in Astana today. Ambassador Krol was sworn in as United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan on January 8th, and he looks forward to presenting his credentials to President Nazarbayev. Previously, Ambassador Krol served as U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan for three and a half years. He is a career member of the Senior ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches New Small Grants Program

Astana – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program (SGP) for qualified Kazakhstani non-governmental organizations and civil society groups. Through the Small Grants Program organizations can cover expenses for seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtable discussions, trainings, campaigns to engage the public in socially valuable activities, advocacy ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan Launches New Small Grants Program

Astana – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the launch of the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program (SGP) for qualified Kazakhstani non-governmental organizations and civil society groups. Through the Small Grants Program organizations can cover expenses for seminars, workshops, conferences, roundtable discussions, trainings, campaigns to engage the public in socially valuable activities, advocacy ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

The President spoke today with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan.  The two leaders discussed the strong and comprehensive U.S.-Kazakhstani relationship and partnership for improving global security.  They affirmed their shared interest in seeking a peaceful resolution to the situation in eastern Ukraine and agreed on the importance of upholding the principles of sovereignty and territorial ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution 01/12/15

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ...
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Obama Remarks on Terror Events in France

President Obama traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee, January 9 to deliver an address on an upcoming initiative for free community college education in the United States. The president addressed the tragic events in France before discussing education. His remarks on France are excerpted below. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Knoxville, Tennessee January 9, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Travel Alert 12/19/14

The lone wolf attack in Sydney, Australia on December 15, 2014, resulting in the deaths of two hostages, is a reminder that U.S. citizens should be extra cautious, maintain a very high level of vigilance, and take appropriate steps to enhance their personal security. This Travel Alert expires on March 19, 2015. An analysis of ...
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Obama on U.S. Policy Changes Regarding Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CUBA POLICY CHANGES Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more ...
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Fact Sheet on Steps to Chart A New Course in Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people. We are separated by 90 miles of ...
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Obama on U.S. Policy Changes Regarding Cuba

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Washington, D.C. December 17, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CUBA POLICY CHANGES Cabinet Room 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more ...
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Kerry on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. December 16, 2014 Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate your Independence Day on December 16. The United States was the first country in the world ...
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Kazakhstan’s Independence Day

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan has the pleasure to send greetings and best wishes to the people of Kazakhstan as you celebrate your Independence Day this December 16. The United States was the first country to establish an Embassy in Kazakhstan, so this December also marks 23 years of U.S.-Kazakhstani relations. Through our continuing Strategic ...
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Joint Statement of the Third U.S.-Kazakhstan Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 10, 2014 On December 10, 2014, Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov paid an official visit to the United States. During his visit, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Idrissov co-chaired the third meeting of the Strategic Partnership Dialogue. During the meeting the two ...
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Remarks by Secretary Kerry and Kazakh Foreign Minister Yerlan Idrissov Before Their Meeting

Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC December 10, 2014 SECRETARY KERRY: It’s my pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Idrisov of Kazakhstan. You okay? Sorry. I’m really delighted to welcome the foreign minister here and I want to congratulate him and Kazakhstan on the near 23rd anniversary of their independence. It’s on December 16th. And we have ...
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Media Advisory

On November 26th, at 15:00, the United States Agency for International Development Regional Mission in Central Asia (USAID/Central Asia) will host an event for donors and government officials at the embassy on November 26th at 15:00 in order to outline its recently published strategic plan for work in Central Asia covering the period of 2015-2019. ...
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The Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom Cooperate with Kazakhstan on Border Security

On Monday, November 24 at 12:00 pm, U.S. Ambassador John Ordway presented eleven modular shelter complexes and related equipment, valued at $3,028,985, to the Kazakhstani Border Guard Service.  The hand-over ceremony took place at the border guard observation post, Cape Skalistyi in the Mangystau region. The modular shelter complexes will assist the Border Guard Service ...
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USAID Projects Collaborate to Support National TB Control Programs in Kazakhstan

ASTANA —  USAID’s TB CARE I and Quality Health Care Projects are celebrating the completion of five years of successful collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A press conference will be held in Astana on Tuesday, November 25, to mark the closeout of the two projects. USAID, ...
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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Almaty’s GEW Conference kicked off on November 18th  with enthusiastic entrepreneurs, students, business and government representatives, and business development funds leasers gathering at the Atakent Exhibition Center.  Consul General T. Grencik delivered opening remarks to more than 300 participants of the forum, which was covered by the local media, noting that “Global Entrepreneurship Week is ...
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Closing Remarks by Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland – Project Sapphire 20 Years Later

Project Sapphire 20 Years Later Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Monday, November 17th, 2014 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Room 212-C Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Hoagland: Ambassador Umarov, Senator Nunn, Senator Lugar (the distinguished senator from my home state of Indiana), honored guests, ladies and gentlemen: It is such an honor to participate ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Consulate General Almaty Town Hall Meeting on November 20, 2014

The U.S. Consulate General in Almaty would like to invite all American citizens in and around Almaty to a town hall meeting on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Consular General, an overview of consular services by the Consular Section Chief, information on the current security situation from ...
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U.S. Institute of Peace Representatives Meet Kazakhstani experts

On November 10, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Vice President for South and Central Asia programs Andrew Wilder, and USIP Afghanistan and Central Asia Program Director Scott Smith, met Kazakhstani foreign policy experts and journalists to discuss Afghanistan’s political and economic development following Afghanistan’s peaceful transition of power to newly inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani.
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U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik Opens Seismology Workshop in Almaty

On October 27, the U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik opened the “Workshop for Regional Cooperation in Seismology and Earthquake Engineering in South and Central Asia” in Almaty.  The week-long conference is coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Institute of Seismology in Kazakhstan, the Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam – GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the United ...
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Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Embassies and consulates are not polling places. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 4. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2014 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials. U.S. embassies and consulates ...
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American Film Showcase in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the American Film Showcase Central Asia will visit Kazakhstan October 23-November 5.  As part of this festival, a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, two renowned American filmmakers will visit five cities in Kazakhstan and ...
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Night in the Library: “Once Upon a Time in America”

On October 18, S. Begalin Children’s Library, the Almaty American Corner’s partner institution hosted a “Night in the Library”, an outstanding event devoted to the United States of America.  The “Night” was supported by the U.S. Consulate General as a part of the Almaty American Corner program promoting American culture, literature and history. The library ...
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Worldwide Caution 10/10/14

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution ...
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Radiological Transportation Vehicles Ceremony

On October 3, the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration joined the governments of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom in announcing the commissioning of four transportation vehicles specially designed to transport radiological materials. In a ceremony at the Institute of Nuclear Physics in Almaty, U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik, U.K. Regional Energy Officer ...
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Timothy Lawrence, Expert in Labor Force Education, to Visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the U.S. Visiting Speaker Program of Timothy W. Lawrence, Executive Director of SkillsUSA, September 29 – October 7, 2014.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  It serves over 320,000 high school, university, ...
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Opening of the international peacekeeping exercise “Steppe Eagle- 2014”

The “Steppe Eagle 2014” international peacekeeping exercise was launched at Kazakhstan’s peacekeeping brigade KAZBRIG on September 24.  Kazakhstani peacekeeping personnel are heading off to Germany, where they will participate in exercises with counterparts from the United States, the UK, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. U.S. Ambassador John Ordway delivered opening remarks to congratulate KAZBRIG and welcome all ...
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Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2014 elections is October 6. For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local ...
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Growing Opportunities for Kazakhstani Small and Medium Enterprises

Almaty, September 25, 2014 – USAID’s Business Connections project, co-financed by USAID and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, builds the competitiveness Kazakhstani small and medium businesses. It is implemented under the framework of the Kazakhstan-American Program for Economic Development and supports the Government of Kazakhstan’s Business Road Map – 2020. Participants include owners ...
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Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Summary: President Obama joins former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program’s newest members. This morning at the White House, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program’s newest members. ...
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President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL. As Commander-in-Chief, my highest priority is the security of the American people.  Over the last several years, we have consistently taken the ...
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Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the Memorandum of Understanding on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony (from left to right) are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime ...
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United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

A multiagency delegation of U.S. officials met with their Republic of Kazakhstan counterparts in Astana on September 8-9 to advance U.S.-Kazakhstani mutual efforts to counter nuclear smuggling, a goal both countries have highlighted at the Nuclear Security Summits in Seoul and The Hague. The meeting provided an opportunity to deepen our ongoing bilateral partnership in ...
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Warden Message: Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on September 16

The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite all American citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Ambassador, updates on consular services by the Consular Section Chief, and information on the current security situation from the Regional Security Office. The ...
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Ambassador Ordway travels to Taldykorgan

On August 21, Ambassador John Ordway traveled to Taldykorgan, the administrative center of Almaty Oblast.  The Ambassador made site visits to a USAID-funded HIV/TB project and women’s regional support center as well as a CDC-funded influenza surveillance program.  While in the regional capital, Ambassador Ordway also met with the rector of the Academy of Economics ...
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Summer Dance Classes

Company E, a contemporary dance group based in Washington DC, will be hosting dance classes at the Yestai Palace of Culture in Pavlodar from August 12-23. Classes will be held Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The week will end with Company E’s performance on stage at 7 pm! Come and experience this American ...
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Kazakhstan and United States Celebrate First Anniversary of Five-Year Visa Arrangement

One year ago on August 1, 2013, Kazakhstan and the United States implemented a five-year validity visa agreement, simplifying travel between the two countries and resulting in record numbers of visa applications. “The five year visa arrangement between Kazakhstan and the Unites States was made possible due to the hard work of the parties. And ...
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2014 U.S. Physics Team comes to Astana

On July 14, Michael Klecheski, Chargé d’affaires, met with the 2014 U.S. Physics Team, who came to Astana to participate in the 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO), held July 13 – 20, 2014.  Five high school students are representing the United States at IPHO 2014: Alexander Bourzutschky, of Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD; ...
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“Native Lands” Exhibit Opens in Astana

The “Native Lands” photographic exhibition opened in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014.  This unique exhibition, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan, juxtaposes Edward S. Curtis’s photography of American Indians against selections from Alexander Kun’s Turkestan Album, which documented the lives of the nomadic peoples of the Central Asian ...
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Blended 328 Tour in Kazakhstan

The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the tour of Blended 328, a country fusion musical ensemble from Nashville, Tennessee, in Astana and Karaganda July 2 – July 8, 2014. Blended 328 will play in Astana July 2 – July 5, and in Karaganda July 6 – July 8.  They will give the ...
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Native Lands Exhibition in Astana

The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the opening of the “Native Lands” photo exhibition in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014, at 17:00. The “Native Lands” project, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan and curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, juxtaposes ...
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USAID joins with Regional Leaders in Supporting Regional Trade Policy Discussions

June 30, 2014 MEDIA ALERT ASTANA – On July 1-2, regional officials from ministries of trade and economy will gather in Astana for the “Expanding Central and South Asia Regional Trade” policy conference organized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Senior officials from the governments of Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and ...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary Visits Astana

From June 25-26, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman made his third visit to Kazakhstan in his current capacity, this time speaking with public and private officials in Astana. Mr. Poneman discussed energy issues with Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev, Minister of Foreign Affairs ...
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State Department Officials Support Development of Kazakhstani Media and Culture

In a visit to Astana June 15-16, Coordinator of International Information Programs Macon Phillips and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eileen O’Connor met with hundreds of people active in media and culture.  In a discussion with 130 patrons at the American Corner, Coordinator Phillips drew on his experience as social media advisor for the Obama ...
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Taste of the American West

In June, the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty organized an American Culinary project called “Taste of the American West”.  New York City-based chef and author Mark Tafoya spent a week in Almaty, conducting talks at the Almaty American Corner and at a local networking group as well as master classes for young students of the ...
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Strengthening Ties between Kazakhstan and ISTC: New ISTC Head-Quarters in Astana History of ISTC

For more than 20 years the International Science and Technology Center has been the leading organization in funding and managing scientific cooperation and nonproliferation activities between countries of the former Soviet Union and the European Union, United States, Japan and South Korea.  During this period 1 billion dollars has flowed through ISTC to support approximately ...
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Karl Idsvoog, Expert in Multimedia Reporting, to visit Kazakhstan

The U.S. Diplomatic Mission is pleased to announce that it will host Professor Karl Idsvoog of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kent State University of Ohio, in Astana May 12-15, Pavlodar May 16-18, and Almaty May 19-24. Prof. Idsvoog will conduct lectures, seminars, workshops, and trainings for journalists, bloggers, students, teachers, state ...
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Press Availability by Deputy Secretary Burns in Astana

William J. Burns Deputy Secretary of State Astana, Kazakhstan May 8, 2014 DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS:Dobriy dyen, s prazdnikom. Good afternoon. I am very pleased to be back in Kazakhstan, a critically important strategic partner in a critically important region at a critically important time. I want to thank President Nazarbayev and Prime Minister Masimov for ...
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Upcoming Limited American Citizen Services Hours

The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise U.S. citizens that in recognition of local holidays, the Embassy in Astana and Consulate General in Almaty will be closed May 1-May 2, 2014 and May 7-May 9, 2014. In addition, due to increased nonimmigrant visa volume, the Consular Sections of the Embassy and Consulate will only provide emergency ...
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Presidential Proclamation — Earth Day, 2014

EARTH DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Over four decades ago, Americans from all walks of life came together to tackle a shared challenge. Pollution damaged our health and livelihoods — from children swimming in contaminated streams to workers exposed to ...
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Students Completed the Access Program

Thirty students from the southern Kazakhstan town of Taraz traveled to Astana on Monday to celebrate their successful completion of the two-year English Access Microscholarship Program. Students thanked the U.S. Embassy for support of the program and presented Ambassador Ordway with a book narrating their Access Program learning. The Ambassador awarded certificates while congratulating them ...
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English Access Microscholarship Program 2014-2016

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 15, 2014 The English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) provides a foundation of English language skills to talented 13-20 year-olds from economically disadvantaged sectors through after-school classes and intensive sessions.  Access gives participants English skills that may lead to better jobs and educational prospects. Participants also gain the ability to compete for and ...
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U.S. Midterm Elections Voting Information Warden Message

The U.S. Embassy in Astana and Consulate General in Almaty would like remind U.S. citizens living in Kazakhstan that the midterm elections season in the United States has begun. Over the coming months, registered U.S. voters around the world will cast their votes in primary and general elections by using the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: No Credit Card payments

As of April 14, 2014 credit card payments in the Consular Section are temporarily suspended. Until further notice, all consular fees must only be paid in U.S. dollars. Due to banking system regulations in Kazakhstan, the Consular Section cannot accept dollar bills older than 2006, worn out bills or bills that have marks, tears, or ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan presents a new KAZCENT – – Kazakhstan’s renovated Partnership for Peace Training Center

An official handover ceremony of a newly-renovated training center was held April 10 at KAZCENT -Partnership for Peace Training Center.  U.S. Consul General Theresa Grencik, KAZCENT Commander Colonel Oleg Essenov and Major Justin Colbert, Chief of the Office of Military Cooperation, participated in the ceremony, along with KAZCENT personnel. The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) ...
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Statement by the President on Elections in Afghanistan

Obama on Elections in Afghanistan 05 April 2014 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 5, 2014 Statement by the President on Elections in Afghanistan On behalf of the American people, I congratulate the millions of Afghans who enthusiastically participated in today’s historic elections, which promise to usher in the ...
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Kerry on Afghanistan Elections

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release April 5, 2014 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Afghanistan Elections Millions of Afghan men and women took to the polls today with courage and commitment. This is their moment. The Afghan people secured this election. They ran this election, and most importantly, they voted in ...
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Q&A Following Assistant Secretary Biswal’s Speech at the Eurasian University in Astana, Kazakhstan

Q: I am a student of the second year of faculty of international relations and my question is what is a role for non-governmental organizations in international relations?  Thank you very much. A: Well, I think, non-governmental organizations play very important role, both in advancing and advocating within their own countries, but also advancing and ...
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“Native Lands” Photo Exhibition Opens in Almaty

On April 2 the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty, in partnership with A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts and Chevron Corporation presented a “Native Lands” photo exhibition, depicting nomadic indigenous peoples and their traditions in Central Asia and North America. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal delivered the remarks ...
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Media Advisory

On Tuesday April 1 at 16:30, the U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal will give a speech on Kazakhstan-U.S. bilateral relations to the students of Eurasian National University. Interested press representatives will be allowed to ask questions along the students. Address: Auditorium # 303, Main Building of Eurasian National University, ...
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Joint Statement by President Obama and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

Joint Statement by President Obama and President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Cooperation in the Sphere of Nonproliferation and Strengthening Nuclear Security The Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States of America have confirmed a shared commitment to nonproliferation and strengthening nuclear security. The Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States of America note with satisfaction ...
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FACT SHEET: U.S. – Kazakhstan Cooperative Activities in Nuclear Security

For many years, the United States and Kazakhstan have engaged in a broad set of cooperative activities to enhance and improve Kazakhstan’s nuclear security capabilities.  Recent and ongoing examples of such successful cooperation include: Nuclear Security Training Center The United States is working with Kazakhstan to develop a Nuclear Security Training Center (NSTC) in order ...
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Dale Carnegie Training Company Launching

Michael Klecheski, charge d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, and Senior Vice President of Dale Carnegie & Associates Jean-Lois Van Doorne spoke at the opening ceremony for Dale Carnegie Training® in Astana.  The company was founded in 1912 by the renowned communications guru Dale Carnegie, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012.  The company is extending its ...
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Dale Carnegie Training Company to Launch in Almaty and Astana

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan and the U.S. Commercial Service in partnership with Itlect LLP will launch one of the world’s largest training companies in Kazakhstan — Dale Carnegie Training. The Grand Opening will be in Astana and Almaty, March 12 and 14 respectively, at 9:00 a.m.  Michael Klecheski, Charge d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy, ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Warden System Updates

To ensure reliable communication with U.S. citizens, the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan maintains a warden system. The warden system provides a reliable way to contact American citizens in the event of an emergency, disaster, or threat, and to distribute other important information to American citizens as quickly as possible. To participate in the warden system, ...
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CG attends the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan

February 15, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.  During a ceremony in Almaty, local authorities, Afghan war veterans, youth organizations, diplomats and Almaty residents honored those who served.   U.S. Consul General T.Grencik represented the United States, laying flowers at the Eternal Flame monument in Panfilov Park.   ...
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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

The U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan is pleased to invite you to the performance of the LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS in Kazakhstan in Aktau, Atyrau and Astana cities.  The tour is being organized by the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with American ...
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2014 State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 28, 2014 Remarks of President Barack Obama State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat and «Posadiderevo.Kz» Launch Anti-Littering Campaign in Almaty

The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty city Akimat and local environmental nongovernmental organization PosadiDerevo.kz launched an anti-littering civic education and youth awareness campaign with the premiere of a public service announcement (PSA) in Almaty on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5 PM at the Bekmambetov Cinema. The PSA will be screened on Khabar and Kazakhstan ...
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Consular Services in Atyrau on February 13, 2014

The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites American citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 13, 2014 from 10:30 until 17:00 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Those requiring consular services should note the following: Those requesting additional passport pages should send a scanned copy of ...
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U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat and «posadiderevo.kz» Team up to Launch Anti-littering Campaign in Almaty

Almaty – The U.S. Mission to Kazakhstan, Almaty city Akimat and local environmental nongovernmental organization PosadiDerevo.kz launched an anti-littering civic education and youth awareness campaign with the premiere of a public service announcement (PSA) in Almaty on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5 PM at the Bekmambetov Cinema. The PSA will be screened on Khabar ...
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U.S. Consulate General Opens a New American Corner in Almaty

ALMATY, January 22 — The U.S. Consulate General launched a new American Corner in Almaty in partnership with the State Children’s Library named after S.Begalin. The American Corner in Almaty just relocated to the State Children’s Library after a full renovation and redesign. Featuring modern facilities, new technical equipment and even more information resources, the ...
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