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Mariya Gordeyeva

Pandemic protests test Putin's influence in ex-Soviet space

Nov 02 2020

BISHKEK When mobs stormed government buildings and hounded the president from office in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan after disputed elections last month, Vladimir Putin seemed unimpressed.

'Very Nice!' - Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists

Oct 28 2020

MOSCOW/ALMATY Ridiculed once again in a film featuring fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan has embraced the joke this time round and adopted Borat's catch phrase to try to attract tourists. | Video

'Very Nice!' - Kazakhstan taps new Borat movie to woo tourists

Oct 27 2020

MOSCOW/ALMATY, Oct 27 Ridiculed once again in a film featuring fictional Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev, the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan has embraced the joke this time round and adopted Borat's catch phrase to try to attract tourists.

Kyrgyz president quits; prime minister, newly sprung from jail, takes over

Oct 15 2020

BISHKEK Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov resigned on Thursday, leaving power in the hands of a nationalist rival whose supporters freed him from jail last week. | Video

Halyk Bank targets SMEs in resource-rich Uzbekistan to grow market share

Mar 06 2020

ALMATY, March 6 Kazakhstan's Halyk Bank , the first private foreign lender to enter Uzbekistan after recent reforms, plans to grow its market share by targeting small and medium businesses, the chief executive of Halyk's Uzbek unit told Reuters.

Exclusive: Kazakhstan plans more than $1 billion in fresh aid to banks - sources

Dec 09 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan plans to provide more than $1 billion in aid to at least four local banks after an asset quality review revealed holes in their balance sheets that require capital injections, two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

Exclusive: Kazakhstan plans more than $1 billion in fresh aid to banks - sources

Dec 09 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan plans to provide more than $1 billion in aid to at least four local banks after an asset quality review revealed holes in their balance sheets that require capital injections, two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Kazakhstan plans more than $1 bln in fresh aid to banks - sources

Dec 09 2019

ALMATY, Dec 9 Kazakhstan plans to provide more than $1 billion in aid to at least four local banks after an asset quality review revealed holes in their balance sheets that require capital injections, two sources familiar with the plans told Reuters.

'Mailbox 200': Soviet waste dump a landslide away from poisoning millions

Nov 05 2019

MAILUU-SUU, Kyrgyzstan Hidden in a remote Central Asian gorge, thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste are one landslide away from contaminating the water supply for the whole Ferghana valley, home to millions of people, environmentalists say.

Adopting softer stance, Kazakhstan allows small-scale protests

Aug 30 2019

ALMATY Kazakhstan's government allowed pro-democracy youth activists to hold small-scale public rallies demanding constitutional reform on Friday, signaling more tolerance for its critics.

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