rt.com. “Mysterious ‘Russian sub’ off Sweden may be Dutch” – Defense Ministry source Swedish authorities reportedly searching for a Russian submarine in its waters are probably looking in the wrong direction. The sub is probably Dutch, a source in the Russian Defense Ministry said. Earlier Swedish media reported that the nation’s navy is looking for a submarine in the Baltic Sea, possibly belonging to Russia.
insidethegames.biz. “Kazakhstan to only have to cover a third of costs if Almaty 2022 bid successful, claims Government” - Kazakhstan's Ministry of Culture and Sports has claimed the country would only have to cover a third of all expected expenses should Almaty be chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Using a mixed model of funding, similar to that implemented by Sochi 2014, TengriNews reported the remainder would be provided through sponsorship and advertising.
theguardian.com. "Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome: space launch tourism fails to take off" - The Central Asian country has long talked of turning its famous launch site into a tourist destination, but international visitors are still being turned away.EurasiaNet.org reports. Tears welled up in Alexey Melnikov’s eyes as a rocket carrying three astronauts lifted off from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome several hours before dawn. The Russian-born, London-based computer programmer had wanted to see this spectacle since he was a boy. As the engines lit up the sky and shook various VIPs into silence, here he was standing on the same stretch of steppe that saw Sputnik and Yuri Gagarin make history.
trend.az. “New frontier post opened in South Kazakhstan” - The Darkhan frontier post was opened in the South Kazakhstan region on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, the border service of the Kazakh National Security Committee said.