Kazakhstan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A major exhibition of Kazakh art has opened in London

A major exhibition of Kazakh art has opened in London

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

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

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

Can Kazakhstan's big money science fair save the world?

Can Kazakhstan’s big money science fair save the world?

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

Almaty has gone nuts for its new 12-metre squirrel sculpture

Almaty has gone nuts for its new 12-metre squirrel sculpture

Kazakh photographer wins Paris photo prize with her visions of Soviet sainthood

Kazakh photographer wins Paris photo prize with her visions of Soviet sainthood