There are few authors more prolific than James Patterson. A regular on the best-seller list of fiction, he has penned 76 works in total. Mr. Patterson has a ways to go, however, if he wants to catch Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
During a recent visit to the Kazakhstan National Library in Almaty, a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service was treated to the full breadth of Nazarbaev’s works — all 102 of them.
Kazakhstan: Five Local Police Officials Sentenced In Oil Workers Unrest Case
A court in Kazakhstan’s western region of Manghystau on Monday sentenced five local police officials jail terms from 5 to 7 years for their roles in a deadly unrests in the oil town of Zhanaozen and nearby Shetpe in December. Three of the defendants are high-ranked regional police officials. They were found guilty of abusing their authority during the riots.
With reporting by RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service, Interfax.
NEW YORK — Intricate gold jewelry and adornments, massive cauldrons designed to feed scores of people, and giant burial mounds where the ancient elite and their horses lie are proving just how sophisticated Kazakhstan’s nomadic groups were…[read more]
Eight Countries, Eight Different Portrayals Of Winter
RFE/RL has covered several tragic stories surrounding the brutally cold weather throughout our broadcast regions. But our photographers have also captured remarkable images of winter’s beauty.
From commuters to toddlers to tigers (oh my!) today’s “Friday Photos From…” illustrate how people and animals deal with winter in eight different countries: Afghanistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
All pictures were taken by our RFE/RL photographers within in the last two weeks.
So grab a steamy drink, find a cozy nook, and enjoy the tour!
See the rest of the photos on our Facebook page!
In an interview with RFE/RL’s Kazakh Service, a former oil worker in troubled western Kazakhstan, Nurlybek Nurgalyev, talks about being wounded after police and security forces fired on striking oil workers in the city of Zhanaozen…[READ MORE]