Top 5-star hotels in Astana, Kazakhstan


Astana took over the role of the capital city from Almaty (the largest city) in December 1998. Now, it is undergoing a transformation costing billions of dollars, where top international architects assist in trying to make Astana a worthy capital - not only of Kazakhstan but of all Central Asia. Thus, Astana presents an interesting and intriguing blend of old Soviet architecture with the modern designs of Norman Foster and the likes. Astana is growing, but still does not offer the comforts and…

Documentary about Kazakhstan: The new green superpower? Oil giant tries to wean itself off the black stuff


An interesting documentary from the Guardian. About Solar panels, renewable and green energy. Kazakhstan should be on every investor radar. See also: Invest in Kazakhstan - Peer to Peer lending loans up to 21% Yield from Kredit24 on Marketplace Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas, and coal but Nursultan Nazarbayev, its president for life, has committed the country to a dramatic shift from fossil fuels to green energy. Is this huge nation, which is beset by rural poverty, major…