Kazakhstan

SHORT INFORMATION

Kazakhstan government, political system (Politics)

Kazakhstan has a hybrid system of government that combines aspects of both parliamentary and presidential systems.

SHORT INFORMATION

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan

Until the 1950s Astana (Aqmola), was a tiny mining town. Then Nikita Khruschev announced his Virgin Lands scheme to turn 250,000 sq km of Kazakhstan steppe into wheat fields.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Festivals in Kazakhstan

A reflection of country's unique ethnic and religious composition can be found in most of the festivals in Kazakhstan. The customs of the nomadic people and the Middle Eastern influences can be easily recognized while enjoying the traditional festivals of the country.