The Lawyer of Mukhtar Ablyazov Has His Residence Permit in Pretrial Detention Facility Extended

By Konstantin Voronov

The Person Involved into the BTA-Bank Case Has Remained Under Arrest READ MORE

President: Turkey's security interests are paramount

Turkey's interests will be above all in the matter of creating long range missiles, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday. READ MORE

Kazakhstan's contribution to regional security marked NATO

The forum was attended by 340 parliamentarians from 28 countries. READ MORE

Exports from Poland to Uzbekistan exceeds $83 million for 7 months

Trade turnover between Poland and Uzbekistan in January-July this year reached $98.5 million, which is by 18% more than last year, reported Mezon.uz referring to first counselor of Polish Embassy in Tashkent Slavomir Strzalkowski. READ MORE

Kazakhstan and Belarus Host High-Level Ukrainian Officials

By Oleg Varfolomeyev

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara has visited Kazakhstan and Prime Minister Mykola Azarov went to Belarus earlier this month to assure Russia’s Customs Union partners that Ukraine’s plans to sign an association and free trade agreement with the European Union in November will do them no harm. Judging by statements made during and after the visits, attitudes to Ukraine’s plans in Astana and Minsk are more pragmatic than in Moscow, which keeps threatening Kyiv with sanctions for preferring the EU to its own regional bloc (see EDM, October 10).  READ MORE


By Alina Kantor

Detection and suppression of clandestine billionaires gray eminences of the criminal world , offers hope that the EU will no longer serve as a safe haven for dubious capital. One recent example of a successful response to criminal oligarchy - the capture of the fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov to rob his own bank in Kazakhstan and its subsidiaries in Russia and Ukraine. And appropriated by various estimates from 5 to 6 billion. READ MORE



Exclusive interview   of the managing director Russia's G20 Expert Council   dr. Sergey Drobyshevskiy. READ MORE

Has China Shanghaied Central Asia?

In the run up to the 13th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited four Central Asian countries to discuss bilateral cooperation initiatives. The political and financial value of the agreements he reached reflect China’s growing influence in the region, primarily at Russia’s expense. READ MORE

Azarov: Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan may create grain pool in six months

Prime Minister Mykola Azarov has stated that Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan could create a grain pool within six months. READ MORE

Kirgizia: Gas Is Sold

On October 8th the Prime Minister of Kirgizia Zhantoro Satybaldiyev reported that the issue of Kyrgyzgaz OJS sale is resolved, it’s left only to pass ratification of the agreement in the Parliaments of Kirgizia and Russia -  the Supreme Council (SC) and State Duma (SD). READ MORE