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Elena asks: Hi, I lived in Kazakhstan until I was 13, then moved to Canada and obtained a Canadian citizenship. Now I live in the UK (with a visa), and would like to visit my family in Kazakhstan. Do I need to deal with Kazakhstan consulate in Canada? Do I need to present the loss of Kazakhstan citizenship (even if I moved young)? thank you.
Expert's answer:
You as a Canadian citizen need to get a visa to visit Kazakhstan, although you don't need an invitation. So you should contact the consulate of Kazakhstan in Canada. You can also check the following info about obtaining a visa on the site of the embassy of Kazakhstan in the UK.
Nancy asks: How far is Aktobe to Almaty in miles???
Expert's answer:
The road distance between Aktobe and Almaty is about 1,400 miles or 2,250 km.
Karen asks: What is the average temp in Almaty in January and February?
Expert's answer:
In Almaty, the average temperature in January is minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, in February - minus 3 degrees Celsius.
Sultan asks: I am from UAE and planning to relocate to khazakhstan especially Aktau due to its geographic area. However, i wonder if there are Muslims in Aktau and whether its possible for me to buy my own land or property. Thank you so much and apologize for the inconvenience.
Expert's answer:
Yes, a fairly large number of Muslims live in Aktau, here are the photos of the central mosque. You should contact local legal agencies to get the latest info about the real estate purchase. You can use this service to automatically translate the sites, when it is necessary.
Karen asks: My husband and I will be in Kazakhstan for 2 weeks in late May, visiting a friend in Almaty. We will not have a car but want to be Bke to go hiking outside city areas, is this possible?
Expert's answer:
If you mean the bike tours outside the city, it is possible. Information about bike rental in Almaty. You can use the following service to automatically translate sites if necessary.
no name asks: When exactly did Kazakhstan win its independence from the Soviet Union? I know it has to be naturally after 1991.
Expert's answer:
December 16, 1991, the Supreme Soviet of Kazakhstan adopted the Constitutional Law on the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Amanullah Shah asks: What was the most important event that occurred in Kazakhstan during 50s of XX century?
Expert's answer:

In the 1950s, the Soviet government launched a wide campaign for the development of virgin lands in Kazakhstan. About 1 million new residents came here from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. As a result, Kazakhstan became a Soviet republic with the fewest representatives of the titular nation. In 1959, the share of Kazakhs reduced to 30% of the total population of the Kazakh SSR.

Also the first thermonuclear bomb was detonated at the Semipalatinsk test site in 1953 and Baikonur, the world's first spaceport, was completed in 1957.

Wella asks: Hello sir, how much is the salary for a housekeeper in Kazakshtan? I came from Philippines. And how about the Drafts man? Is it possible that Filipino citizen can work as draftsman there? Thank you and God bless!
Expert's answer:
You need to get a work permit to work officially in Kazakhstan. The average salary of a housekeeper is about 200-300 USD per month, draftsman - 250-350+ USD.
Dest asks: What is the national animal of Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
The national animal of Kazakhstan is the snow leopard.
poly asks: I am offered a job in Kazakhstan? How is the political situation in Astana? Are there many Filipinos there as I am from the Philippines.
Expert's answer:
The political situation in the country and in Astana in particular is stable at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven't found any info about the number of Filipinos living in the city. I presume, their number is not high.

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