Investigations / Kazakhstan

When Kazakhstan Will Stop Making “Extremists” of Ordinary People?

Andrey Grishin 12.03.20

With the new president Kassym Zhomart-Tokayev, Kazakhstan shows little progress regarding people persecuted for political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to contribute to this process. Nevertheless, “religious” trials come one after another and it is impossible to secure an acquittal of “extremist” and “terrorist” charges. (more…)

Investigation: The background of the infamous ‘Bek Air’ airline

Ainur Koskina 22.01.20

The history of the Kazakhstan-based airline, whose aircraft’s crash caused 12 deaths, is full of contradictions. (more…)

Astana LRT: A Project or a Scam?

Ainur Koskina 24.12.19

Astana LRT project has become widely known even beyond Kazakhstan not only for the controversial idea of the project but also for numerous scandals that accompany its implementation. (more…)

Reform of Condominiums in Kazakhstan: Is it Going to be Better?

Irina Osipova 19.12.19

According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan has over 78 thousand apartment buildings. Out of them, 26% are in critical condition. (more…)

Kazakhstan: How Much is Spent on Leaders

The President’s Affairs Administration of Kazakhstan and its branches employ over 3 thousand people, while the annual budget of it amounts to more than 87 billion tenge or 224 million dollars (at the rate 390 tenge for 1 dollar).


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Investigation: Fake UN Representatives Stay Active in Kazakstan

Artem Marusitsch 06.12.18

Obschestvennaya Nagrada profit organisation, which has been selling orders instituted by it to rich Kazakstanis for several years, has involved a specialist to give them out. According to the investigation held by Nasha Gazeta, it is a general of CIPDH, an entity that has been long known for fake diplomats.
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IWPR Kazakhstan: HIV: People are dying because of people

CABAR.asia 13.03.15

In our society, people are increasingly witnessing the horrific stories about friends, colleagues and even strangers who are victims of a terrible disease that is HIV. The mortality rate among HIV-positive people is increasing due to late detection of secondary diagnoses. In addition, the blame is often put on the doctors, who had then denied people with HIV status not only first aid, but also hospitalization, examination, and so forth.
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IWPR Kazakhstan: “I believe that “Time is the Best Healer”

A few years ago in Shymkent, the story about spreading HIV infection caused a wave of anxiety among the population. Families were torn apart, people lost their loved ones. Misunderstanding and fear led to a bitter quarrel among close friends. Over the years, the subject of HIV in the region has become more open and more details emerged, though, unfortunately, more people have been affected by the disease.
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IWPR Kazakhstan: Milk-less Lands

Towards the end of January 2015, a resident of Temirtau living with HIV finally received infant formula for her child, for whom the breast milk substitute is required by law. The clinic that the baby was conceived in had not received baby formula since September of last year, that is for almost 4 months.