Kazakhstan

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Meet the 28-year-old entrepreneur building the media brand for a new Kazakhstan

Meet the 28-year-old entrepreneur building the media brand for a new Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan scraps its first ever Venice Biennale entry weeks before opening

Kazakhstan scraps its first ever Venice Biennale entry weeks before opening

This virtual museum empowers Kazakh women to claim their place in history

This virtual museum empowers Kazakh women to claim their place in history

For the ice fishermen of Astana, braving -40C temperatures is just another part of the working day

For the ice fishermen of Astana, braving -40C temperatures is just another part of the working day

Nighthawks: the revellers of Almaty’s fierce new techno scene come out to play

Nighthawks: the revellers of Almaty’s fierce new techno scene come out to play

Here’s your chance to explore Almaty’s iconic architecture online

Here’s your chance to explore Almaty’s iconic architecture online

Here are the films from Kazakhstan and Poland in the running for this year's Oscars

Here are the films from Kazakhstan and Poland in the running for this year’s Oscars

Kazakh women bag top tech grant to launch online battle against domestic violence

Kazakh women bag top tech grant to launch online battle against domestic violence

Nazira: 6 Kazakh electronic artists as picked by Almaty’s prominent DIY promoter

Nazira: 6 Kazakh electronic artists as picked by Almaty’s prominent DIY promoter

Aza Shadenova: the Kazakh artist whose canvases capture Central Asia’s cultural crossroads

Aza Shadenova: the Kazakh artist whose canvases capture Central Asia’s cultural crossroads

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

Punk Orientalism: these artists are confronting the legacy of Soviet imperialism

This kick-ass Central Asian sport is getting its own blockbuster

This kick-ass Central Asian sport is getting its own blockbuster

A major exhibition of Kazakh art has opened in London

A major exhibition of Kazakh art has opened in London

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Letter from Astana: searching for tradition in Kazakhstan’s postmodern capital

Letter from Astana: searching for tradition in Kazakhstan’s postmodern capital

Kazakhstan's first centre for contemporary culture is launching in Almaty

Kazakhstan’s first centre for contemporary culture is launching in Almaty

Kazakh feminist activist fined for photoshoot

Kazakh feminist activist fined for photoshoot

Nuts to this: Almaty’s squirrel statue controversy gets to the heart of Kazakhstan’s culture crisis

Nuts to this: Almaty’s squirrel statue controversy gets to the heart of Kazakhstan’s culture crisis