Also by Yelnur Alimova
January 10, 2023
'The Fire Could Be Ignited At Any Point': Kazakhstan's 'Bloody January' Through The Eyes Of Those Who Covered It
In January 2022, a peaceful protest against an increase in fuel prices turned into anti-government demonstrations across Kazakhstan. Hundreds of people were killed in the ensuing crackdown by security forces. RFE/RL talked to journalist Cheryl L. Reed, who talked to local reporters about the events.
December 02, 2022
Russia Is Using The Caspian Sea To Launch Strikes Against Ukraine. So Why Are The Caspian Countries Silent?
The five Caspian countries agreed to use the sea for peaceful purposes and turn it into a zone of peace and friendship. But is it possible to call the Caspian Sea, which Russia uses to launch missiles at Ukrainian civilian targets, a "sea of peace and friendship"?
October 28, 2022
Kazakh-Language Club A Hit With Russian Speakers In Kazakhstan, Amid Ukraine War
A young ethnic Russian man opened a free “Kazakh-language club” in Almaty in April for a few dozen people aspiring to learn the state language. The club was instantly popular and has since expanded to 10 branches in Kazakhstan as thousands of Russian-speakers are learning Kazakh.
March 06, 2022
Showing Loyalty? Kazakh President Alters Scholarship Program To 'Please Russia'
Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev recently added four low-rated Russian universities to the renowned state-funded scholarship program Bolashaq in a decision that is being criticized as politically motivated.