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Jul/11

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Kazakhstan monument to the computer keyboard

Giant computer keyboard 5×20 meters made of concrete appeared in Kostanay city this week. The monument is located near the Engineering and Pedagogical University (Chernyshevskogo Street, 59).

The representative of the university explained that it was done not only as a symbol of new technologies in teaching, but also as a means to prevent disorderly parking. Earlier this place was the lawn, where a lot of people preferred to put their cars. Now this issue is resolved, according to the teachers of the university (photos by news.nur.kz)

Kostanay keyboard monument, Kazakhstan view 1

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The following nice photos were taken in Mangystau oblast near the cities of Aktau and Beyneu. Unfortunately the author of the photos is unknown.

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Oceanarium “Duman” is a drop of the southern seas, taken away more than three thousand kilometers. It is a unique place in Kazakhstan, the heart of the entertainment center “Duman”.
Oceanarium is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most distant from the world ocean oceanarium. Address: Astana, Prospect Kabanbai batir, 4.

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The new railway station will be built in south-eastern part of Astana, on the continuation of one of the main streets of the city – G.Mustafin Street. This street leads to the most significant buildings of the new Kazakhstan capital.

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Jun/11

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Almaty is under attack!

Live for today?
Your whole life is having fun and no responsibilities?
In the world there are people that need your country more than you

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Jun/11

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Changes to the open Internet in Kazakhstan

In May 2011, the Kazakhstan Network Information Centre notified Google of an order issued by the Ministry of Communications and Information in Kazakhstan that requires all .kz domain names, such as google.kz, to operate on physical servers within the borders of that country.

Creating borders on the web raises important questions for Google not only about network efficiency but also about user privacy and free expression. So they have decided to redirect users that visit google.kz to google.com in Kazakh. This means that Kazakhstan users will experience a reduction in search quality as results will no longer be customised for Kazakhstan (source).

The authoritarian regime of Nazarbayev is making its best to control the information and people but the more effort is made the more dangerous the situation will be when the people of Kazakhstan will try to get rid of it. It’s amazing how the history of all mankind teaches nothing such leaders.

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Jun/11

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Famous Singing Dunes of Kazakhstan

Singing Dunes is a mountain of sand of light colors, has a length of 3 km and a height of 150 m. The dune is located in the National Park Altyn-Emel in Almaty oblast of Kazakhstan, 182 km north-east of Almaty.

Singing Dunes, Almaty oblast, Kazakhstan view 1

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May/11

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Nice song about Kazakhstan

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Astana has the status of the capital city of Kazakhstan from December 10, 1997. The population of Astana is about 700,000, it is the second largest city in the country after former capital Almaty.

The main reason for moving the capital was the geographical location of the city – it is much more accessible to Russia and the chance of earthquake is much smaller. The following beautiful photos of Astana were taken by Stepanov Slava.

Astana, Kazakhstan architecture view 1

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May/11

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Will the new director of IMF be from Kazakhstan?

The Council of Heads of CIS governments proposed the chairman of the National Bank of Kazakhstan Grigory Marchenko to the position of Director of International Monetary Fund. It was announced by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Masimov. “We consider him as a single candidate from all CIS countries and will submit an application to the IMF” – he said.

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