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Kazakhstan anatoliy solnyshkin


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Presentation that I have made on Kazakhstan for PAAC (Pacific and Asian Affairs Council) while having my internship with them in Honolulu, Hawaii. Some of the photos do not belong to me.

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Kazakhstan anatoliy solnyshkin

  1. 1. The Republic of KazakhstanBy Anatoliy Solnyshkin, E. Muskie Scholarship holder, UMASS-Amherst, MA CPPA
  2. 2. Kazakhstan Map North Centre East West South Territory - 1,053,000 sq. mi – 4xTexas, 23xPA 9th largest country in the world by territory World’s largest landlocked country: bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Source: National Statistics Agency
  3. 3. Nature in Kazakhstan
  4. 4. The country history in brief Native Kazakhs are a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated into the region in the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. In the end of 18th century Kazakhstan became a province of the Russian Empire and in 20th a Soviet Republic, following the October Revolution initiated by Vladimir LENIN and his Bolsheviks (Communist Party in future). During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural "Virgin Lands" program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstans northern pastures. A lot of immigrants from other Soviet republics came to Kazakhstan. In 1991 Kazakhstan became independent.
  5. 5. People Population: 16.6 million  Urban: 52.8%; Rural 47.2%  Density – 15 people per sq.mile Life Expectancy: 68 years Literacy Rate: 99.5% Ethnic groups: Kazakhs 63%, Russians 22%, other 15% (131 in total) Religion: Muslim (70.2%), Russian Orthodox (26.6%), other (3.2%)
  6. 6. Kazakhstan Wonders
  7. 7. Kazakhstan Wonders
  8. 8. Political System  Presidential RepublicThe highest legislative body: Majilis – ParliamentThe highest executive body: The Cabinet of Ministers President: Nursultan Nazarbayev  Capital: Astana (since 1997)  Language: Kazakh, Russian
  9. 9. Astana – capital of KazakhstanAk Orda Presidential Residence
  10. 10. The Baiterek Tower in Astana
  11. 11. Economy GDP per capita: $11,169 (2011) Growth rate: 7.3% Unemployment: 5.4% Population below poverty line: 8.3% Inflation: 7% (2011) Currency: Tenge (exchange rate $1=150 KZT) Industry: Oil, coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, molybdenum Agriculture: Grain (mostly spring wheat), cotton; livestock Exports: Oil and oil products, ferrous metals, chemicals, machinery, grain
  12. 12. Economy GDP composition Labor force - by occupation Agriculture (5.4%)  Agriculture 28.2% Service (51.8%)  Services 53.6% Industry (42.8%)  Industry 18.2%
  13. 13. “Kazy” National Food “Baursaks”Appetizer of horse and mutton fried dough balls meat “Kumys” fermented mare’s milk
  14. 14. National Food “Beshparmak” meat and pasta dishBesh = Five and Parmak = Fingers
  15. 15. National Food
  16. 16. National Food
  17. 17. YURT - a traditional Kazakh house in the times of Nomads
  18. 18. National Costumes
  19. 19. Kazakh Antique Jewelry
  20. 20. Kazakh Ornaments and Carpets Kilim Tekemet Sumak Arpabas, kobelek Tuyietaban Kus kanat Gool, (“camel foot”) dongelek (“bird’s wings”) wings Orkesh (“camel hump”) Kempyr kosak (“rainbow”) Tumarsha
  21. 21. Kazakh Felt Carpets and Embroidery
  22. 22. HolidaysNauzyz Meyramy – Asian New Year – March 22
  23. 23. National SportsKOKPAR – horseback riding competition KUS SALU - hunting with hawks
  24. 24. National Instruments
  25. 25. Baikonur Cosmodromeis the worlds first and largest operational space launch facility It was originally built in the Soviet Union in late 1950s as the base of operations for its space program. It remains a busy space port, with numerous commercial, military and scientific missions being launched annually.
  26. 26. Hockey in KazakhstanHockey players raised in Ust-Kamenogorsk hockey school : Vitaliy Yeremeyev – New York Rangers Nikolay Antropov – Atlanta Thrashers Vitaliy Kolesnik – Colorado Avalanche Yevgeniy Nabokov – New York Islanders Konstantin Shafranov – Fort Wane Comets
  27. 27. Almaty- the Southern Capital