ria.ru. “Putin Opens 126th IOC Session in Sochi Ahead of Olympics” - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday welcomed the guests of the International Olympic Committee to their 126th session in Sochi, where the Winter Games open Friday.
ria.ru. “More Russians Support Ban on US Adoptions – Poll” - A survey released Tuesday by a state-run pollster has shown that almost two-thirds of Russians, or 64 percent, support a law banning adoptions by families in the United States.
bnews.kz. “Kazakhstan citizens are not recommended to go to Bangkok” - The tourism committee under the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies does not recommend Kazakhstan citizens to visit Bangkok, reports with reference to the department's press service.
tengrinews.kz. “Kazakhstan’s Central Bank Governor on Bitcoin”- Bitcoin might be deemed as a ponzi scheme by the Kazakhstan’s Central Bank, Kairat Kelimbetov, the country’s Central Bank Governor, told a press-conference in Almaty yesterday.
inform.kz. “48 air operators in Kazakhstan meet ICAO requirements”- Eight certificates have been revoked, four operators have been suspended following the audit of 60 Kazakh airlines conducted together with the inspectors of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Minister of Transport and Communications Askar Zhumagaliyev has said today.
yahoo.com. “Tennis: Extreme weather at Fed Cup in Kazakhstan”- The extreme weather rather than the quality of their opponents appears to be the biggest threat for the New Zealand Fed Cup tennis team in Kazakhstan this week. The Kiwis have dropped just three games in romping past Pakistan in their first Tie and should be too strong for both Iraq and India in pool play.
theepochtimes.com. “East or West? Battle Lines Clear in Struggle for Ukraine’s Future” - Recent images emerging from Ukraine reveal a country which in places resembles a battlefield, causing some to comment on the possibility of the country sliding into civil war.
allafrica.com. “State Minister Ambassador Berhane Meets the Kazakhstan Ambassador”- On the margins of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, State Minister Ambassador Berhane met the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Egypt and Morocco, and Permanent Representative to the AU and ISESCO, Ambassador Berik Aryn. The Kazakh Ambassador recalled the official visit of the Kazakhstan Foreign Minister to Ethiopia and noted this had been both successful and fruitful.
reuters.com. “Russia sending advanced air defense systems to Kazakhstan”- Russia is delivering S-300 advanced air defense systems to Kazakhstan, state-run RIA news agency reported Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov as saying on a trip to Astana.