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Articles by Adil Nurmakov

Born October 17, 1978, Adil is a graduate of the International Relations department of the Almaty State University, holding a Ph.D. in Political Science. He has worked for international organizations in Almaty and Moscow. Since 2007 he has been the director of the Competitiveness Research Center (http://www.rating-kz.info), the Central Asia regional editor for Global Voices Online (http://www.globalvoicesonline.org), and Kazakhstan coordinator for neweurasia. In his many capacities he has been a participant of several international conferences and author of numerous research papers and articles. An active internet enthusiast, in 2007 Adil was named Kazakhstan’s best blogger by MediaNet/Soros and Hivos. Check out his personal blog and projects @ http://adam-kersher.livejournal.com, http://www.alatoday.info, and http://www.moblog.kz.

Friday Photo: High-Rising Almaty
Thursday, 11 Sep, 2008 – 8:24 | One Comment
Hot Blog: Almaty Today
Tuesday, 9 Sep, 2008 – 14:12 | 3 Comments

This weblog a group of enthusiast Almatians, united by the love and devotion to the Kazakhstan’s former capital, share the city news, discuss the problems of Almaty, post their photos and videos, update the readers …

Kazakhstan: Fears of aggravation of crisis
Friday, 5 Sep, 2008 – 12:22 | One Comment

Although Kazakhstan, enjoying booming economy fueled by extractive industries, remains the leading state among Central Asian republics, the volatile situation in the country’s economy gives grounds for anxiety among bloggers.

Friday Photo: Almaty
Friday, 5 Sep, 2008 – 12:20 | One Comment
A Kazakh Woman in Forbes List
Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2008 – 7:49 | One Comment

slavasay writes in his blog that
Forbes has published its new rating of the most influential women. The list is topped by German chancellor Angela Merkel for the third year in a row. Besides, an …

Tuesday, 2 Sep, 2008 – 7:55 | 3 Comments

Yesterday I brought my little niece to her first year in school. The opening ceremony there were speeches, poems, songs and dances in the honor of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

Friday Photo: Dusk and Dawn in Almaty
Friday, 29 Aug, 2008 – 7:37 | No Comment



Commenters at the Olympiad
Monday, 25 Aug, 2008 – 9:03 | 5 Comments

slavasay writes [ru] about an unpleasant story, related to unethical comments in the Internet-broadcast of the Russian “Sport” TV channel:
Russian channel “Sport” organized a broadcast over the Internet. That’s cool — but they sometimes broadcast …

Friday Photo: TV Tower, Almaty
Friday, 22 Aug, 2008 – 10:04 | No Comment


Kazakhstan: Olympic Blogwatch
Tuesday, 19 Aug, 2008 – 8:46 | One Comment

The Beijing Olympics have moved political debates in the Kazakh blogosphere to the background.
Alim Atenbek is upset with the uniform of the Kazakhstani team [ru]:
Officials always want to make a buck on everything, and the …