What do you know about Kazakhstan?

      Eye on Kazakhstan

    • Capital idea

      There is something mirage-like about Kazakhstan's capital as it rises out of the vast empty central Asian steppe.
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      Not for the faint-hearted

      It won't be an Olympic event, but Kokpar, which involves two teams and a dead goat, is compulsive viewing.
    • Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev attends a meeting in the Moscow Kremlin, on December 19, 2011. The unprecedented weekend riots in Kazakhstan's oil-rich Mangistau region, forced Nazarbayev to declare a 20-day state of emergency in the city of Zhanaozen and deal a blow to a governmnet which prides itslef on attracting foreign investors.

      Don't mention 'Borat'

      From a president witout term limits to traditional cuisine, take our quiz to discover the real Kazakhstan.
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      Beefing up exports

      Kazakhstan's wide open spaces are great for raising cattle, as the country looks to beef up its livestock exports.
    • A Khazak herdsman watches his cows from horseback August 9, 2006 in Icic, a town about an hours drive from Almaty in the central Asian country of Kazakhstan.

      Another side of life

      A news photographer discovered more than he ever thought he would on a routine assignment in Kazakhstan.
    • Petroleum tanks owned by the Canadian oil company Hurricane Kumkol Munai company are shown December 21, 2002 in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. Hurricane Hydrocarbons Ltd. is an international energy corporation engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, refining and marketing of oil in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The company has been involved in joint ventures in Kazakhstan since 1991 and participated in the country?s first major oil and gas privatization in November 1996. Hurricane purchased a state-owned oil production company, Yuzhneftegaz, and renamed it Hurricane Kumkol Munai. In 2002, average oil production has been 115,000 barrels a day.

      By the numbers

      From oil reserves to uranimum mines learn the stats that matter when it comes to Kazakhstan.