Kazakhstan

Top 5-star hotels in Astana, Kazakhstan

February 15, 2019
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...

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

November 27, 2018
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 Mintos.com Marketplace Kazakhstan is rich with oil, gas, and coal but...

Invest in Kazakhstan - Peer to Peer lending loans up to 21% Yield from Kredit24 on Mintos.com Marketplace

February 03, 2018
The other evening I received a promotional e-mail from Mintos.com marketplace informing about investment opportunities in Kazakhstan - Kredit24 joins the Mintos marketplace and offers Kazakhstan-issued loans As the so-called Former Soviet Union investment area has been on my radar for a while, and I've...

Minimum Wages in Central Asian Countries 2017

November 16, 2017
When speaking about Central Asian countries, I'm referring to the five former Soviet Union member states - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The total population of these countries is about 70 million. Recommended reading: Population changes in the former Soviet Union, also...

GDP In Former Soviet Union 2013

July 24, 2014
It has been already 24 years since collapse of Soviet Union, an empire that once threatened all the rest world with it's mighty military. Although military tough - economical weak. Or I was taught in school - USSR was military giant but economical midget. Well, long are those days of Mighty Soviet Union, what's...

GDP Per Capita In Former Soviet Union Countries 2013

July 22, 2014
Soviet Union once was a mighty empire that threatened all the rest world, it has been already 24 years since Soviet Union doesn't exist any more, what's left - free market economies stretching from Baltic sea to Bering straight. In total there are 15 FSU republics in over days. Some of them (Baltic states) has...

Minimum wages in former Soviet Union

November 15, 2013
Previously I have already measured and compared minimum wages in Baltic states, Caucasus and Central Asia. All of these once was a part of Soviet Union. Today I'm willing to measure minimum wages in all former 15 republics of Soviet Union.   $ Estonia 427...

Minimum wages in Central Asia

November 14, 2013
Previously I have written articles covering minimum wages in Baltic states and Caucasus, today I would like to look into another part of former Soviet Union - Central Asia.   $ month Kazakhstan 121 Kyrgyzstan 17 Tajikistan 52...

Kazakhstan then, now, future

October 21, 2013
Recently I have compared economies of Armenia, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, as well made some sarcastic post concerning Estonian economy. Whats common to all these countries? They all once where part of Soviet Union, for me it's interesting to see how each of the former Soviet block countries performs in our days,...