eurasianet.org.“Putin Turns Attention to Eurasian Union” - After offering a coldly efficient example in Ukraine of the use of hard power, Russia’s paramount leader Vladimir Putin is turning his attention to shoring up Moscow’s soft power capabilities, namely keeping his vision for Eurasian unification on track. There are signs, however, that his Eurasian aspirations will be more difficult to fulfill than his Crimean land-grab.
bnews.kz. “Selection of personnel reserve to cabinet 'A' declared” - The National Commission on Staff Policy under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan declared the selection of the personnel reserve to administrative public services of the case "A", BNews.kz reports with the reference to the press service of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs. The selection will be conducted concerning no more than 100 employees to the administrative public service personnel reserve to "A" cabinet.
bbc.com. “Ukraine creates National Guard ahead of Crimea vote” - Ukraine's parliament has voted to create a 60,000-strong National Guard to bolster the country's defences. The vote came ahead of Sunday's referendum in Crimea, now controlled by pro-Russian forces, on whether citizens want to join Russia.
tengrinews.kz. “NASA offers KazCosmos to participate in research projects“ - KazCosmos, the national space agency of Kazakhstan - will have joint projects with NASA, tengrinews reports citing the press-service of the agency.
"Mystery of fossilized jaw solved in Semey" - Semey historians have finely identified the mysterious fossilized jaw that was almost forgotten in a school museum as an unknown object.