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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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