“Kazakhstan invites OSCE PA to observe presidential election” - Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE have been invited to observe the early presidential election in Kazakhstan, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Feb.28.
economywatch.com. “China's Investment in Kazakhstan Strong Despite Domestic Economic Slowdown”- Kazakhstan is the biggest recipient of Chinese FDI in the former Soviet Union. It received a total of US$22 billion in investment from 1991–2013. At the meeting, the Kazakh President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, stressed that Kazakhstan fully supported the construction of China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.
uefa.com. “Astana beat Kairat to lift Kazakh Super Cup” - Goalkeeper Nenad Erić saved three times in the shoot-out as FC Astana overcame FC Kairat Almaty from the spot to lift the Kazakh Super Cup after a 0-0 draw in the Astana Arena. Kazakh league champions FC Astana have started the new season on a winning note by defeating FC Kairat Almaty on penalties in the Kazakh Super Cup. With neither team able to find the net during 120 minutes of play at the Astana Arena, the trophy was decided from the spot – and ultimately Stanimir Stoilov's side came out victorious, goalkeeper Nenad Erić saving three times in the 3-2 shoot-out win.
rt.com. “Lugansk has fully withdrawn heavy weapons, passed info to OSCE – militia” - The self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) has announced it has withdrawn all of its heavy weapons from the demarcation line in compliance with the Minsk-2 peace agreements and has informed the OSCE of the hardware’s new location.
aljazeera.com. “Boris Nemtsov's last walk”- Did Boris Nemtsov, the bogeyman of righteous Russians, push his luck by provoking Putin repeatedly? You could see his tall imposing frame and handsome face towering over his comrades-in-arms in the front line of anti-Kremlin demonstrations that rumbled down Moscow streets. The demonstrations would often end with riot police twisting his arms behind his back and bundling him into a waiting van, to be whisked off for his usual 15 days of "administrative arrest".
reuters.com. “Hopes for peaceful Russian transition fade with Nemtsov: Kasparov” - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. Kasparov, a former world chess champion who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, offered a gloomy outlook for Russia's political opposition after Nemtsov was shot dead meters from the Kremlin late on Friday.