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2011-07-18 04:00:00

PRAGUE, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBA Gomel, the second largest software development center of IBA Group (http://www.iba-it-group.com/), will celebrate its 10th anniversary on July 27, 2011. An alliance of IT companies with over 2,500 people, IBA Group has seven development centers in Belarus, Czech Republic, and Kazakhstan. IBA Gomel is located in Gomel, the second largest city of Belarus. IBA Gomel was registered as a legal entity on July 26, 2001, while the...

2011-06-03 01:05:00

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BMB Munai, Inc. (NYSE Amex: KAZ) (the "Company") today announced that its stockholders have approved at a special meeting of stockholders the previously announced sale of all of its interests in its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Emir Oil LLP, to a subsidiary of MIE Holdings Corporation (HKEx: 1555). The affirmative vote by holders of a majority of the Company's outstanding common stock was required to approve the sales transaction...

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2011-05-24 05:15:00

Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 5:35 p.m. EDT from the station's Rassvet module. Once the Soyuz...

2011-05-23 21:49:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The trio landed at 10:27 p.m. (8:27 a.m. on May 24 local time) at a site southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan. Kondratyev, the Soyuz commander,...

2011-04-04 12:32:00

NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- D3 LED, LLC (D3), the world's leader in specialized LED digital display applications, today announced it has been selected by Billboard Video Engineering to design and manufacture a new LED digital display for the Almaty Soccer Stadium in Kazakhstan, a transcontinental country located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe that is ranked as the ninth largest country in the world. The City of Almaty is currently considering entering a bid for the 2018...

2011-03-29 13:39:00

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concern is brewing amongst the international business community in Kazakhstan around the treatment of Tristan Oil, an oil and gas business. In an unprecedented move, the Prime Minister, together with the Minister of Energy, went to the headquarters of this privately owned business and told the staff they would be nationalizing the company. The Ministry submitted formal notifications to Tristan Oil's two operating companies,...

2011-03-22 07:40:21

The Russian Federal Space Agency has adjusted the launch date for the next three residents of the International Space Station to Monday, April 4 (April 5 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan). The new date enables engineers in Baikonur to complete their checkouts of the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft. The launch date was set after a thorough review of Soyuz systems by Russian space officials and engineers. Russian cosmonaut and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan and Russian...

2011-03-16 03:11:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Wednesday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Kaleri, the Soyuz commander, was at the controls of the spacecraft as it undocked at 12:27 a.m. EDT from the station's Poisk...

2011-03-10 14:00:00

March 15 Webinar to Highlight Oil and Gas Opportunities in Turkey and Kazakhstan WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 15, 2011, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce will host a webinar for U.S. companies on oil and gas opportunities in Turkey and Kazakhstan. The one-hour webinar will enable participants to learn about the business climate and market overviews of each country and discuss opportunities focused on the oil and gas...

2011-03-09 11:34:42

NASA Television will cover the March 16th return of three crew members who have called the International Space Station home for more than five months. The March 29th launch of three new residents to the station also will be televised and streamed on the agency's website. NASA's Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly, Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to land the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft near the town of Arkalyk in northern Kazakhstan at...


Latest Kazakhstan Reference Libraries

Kazakh Uplands
2013-04-18 23:02:25

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there. A portion of the Kazakh Uplands...

Mountain Weasel, Mustela altaica
2013-01-01 14:17:37

The mountain weasel (Mustela altaica), also known as the solongoi, pale weasel, or Altai weasel, can be found in a range that extends from the Himalayas to Mongolia and includes Ladakh, India, northeastern China, Kazakhstan, Tibet, Korea, southern Siberia, and areas of Russia. It prefers a habitat within grassy woodlands and rocky tundra areas with dense vegetation, at altitudes of at least 11,480 feet. The mountain weasel displays a slight sexual dimorpism, with males growing larger than...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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2007-08-15 11:06:34

The Urial (Ovis vignei), is a medium sized wild sheep and is considered a member of the goat/antelope subfamily. The Urial is also known as the Shapo or Arkhar. The Urial is found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Baluchistan and Ladakh. To the east they are displaced by the bigger Argalis and to the southwest by the Asiatic Mouflons. The habitat consists of grassy slopes below the timberline. Noticeable features are the reddish-brown long fur that...

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2007-01-19 11:30:53

The Russian Desman (Desmana moschata) is a small semi-aquatic mammal. It inhabits the Volga, Don and Ural River basins in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It constructs burrows into the banks of ponds and slow moving streams. It prefers small, overgrown ponds with abundance of insects and amphibians. The Russian Desman often lives in small (usually non-kin related) groups of 2 to 5 animals. It appears to have a complex (but largely unstudied) communication and social system. The Russian...

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