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  • President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

    President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014.

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  • Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL

    Statement by the President on ISIL

    Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL

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  • In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Ambassador Kairat Umarov

    Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship

    Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship

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    Interview for Radiotochka.kz

    David Gamble, Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy of Kazakhstan (on the right) during the interview for Radiotochka.kz

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Embassy Highlights

  • President Barack Obama greets participants after remarks to mark the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program, on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
    Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

    This morning at the White House, President Obama joined former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program's newest members.Across the country today, thousands of people took the pledge to be AmeriCorps members ..   Video »

  • Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, a terrorist organization.
    President Obama Addresses the Nation on the ISIL Threat

    Speaking from the State Floor in the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation on the situation in Iraq and the United States’ strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, a terrorist organization.  Video »

  • In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Ambassador Kairat Umarov
    Promoting Women Entrepreneurs: Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

    In Astana, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Mark Linscott and Minister Zhanar Aitzhanova sign the MOU on Joint Efforts to Enable the Economic Empowerment of Women and Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship. Witnessing the ceremony are U.S. Congressmen Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Ambassador John Ordway, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, and Ambassador Kairat Umarov.  

  • United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling
    United States and Kazakhstan Deepen Partnership to Counter Nuclear Smuggling

    A multiagency delegation of U.S. officials met with their Republic of Kazakhstan counterparts in Astana on September 8-9 to advance U.S.-Kazakhstani mutual efforts to counter nuclear smuggling, a goal both countries have highlighted at the Nuclear Security Summits in Seoul and The Hague. The meeting provided an opportunity to deepen our ongoing bilateral partnership in this area under ..  

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    Interview for Radiotochka.kz

    David Gamble, Information Officer of the U.S. Embassy of Kazakhstan during the interview for Radiotochka.kz  Watch on youtube »

  • Summer Dance Classes
    Summer Dance Classes

    Company E, a contemporary dance group based in Washington DC, will be hosting dance classes at the Yestai Palace of Culture in Pavlodar from August 12-23. Classes will be held Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The week will end with Company E’s performance on stage at 7 pm!  

  • Kazakhstan and United States Celebrate First Anniversary of Five-Year Visa Arrangement
    Kazakhstan and United States Celebrate First Anniversary of Five-Year Visa Arrangement

    One year ago on August 1, 2013, Kazakhstan and the United States implemented a five-year validity visa agreement, simplifying travel between the two countries and resulting in record numbers of visa applications .. 

  • 2013 International Religious Freedom Report
    2013 International Religious Freedom Report on Kazakhstan

    The constitution provides for religious freedom; however, the government used certain laws and policies to restrict the religious freedom of groups deemed by the government to be “non-traditional,” using methods such as arrests, fines, and raids. The government allowed religious groups it deemed “traditional” to operate with fewer restrictions ..  

  • Michael Klecheski Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. meets with 2014 U.S. Physics Team
    2014 U.S. Physics Team comes to Astana

    On July 14, Michael Klecheski, Chargé d’affaires, met with the 2014 U.S. Physics Team, who came to Astana to participate in the 45th International Physics Olympiad (IPHO), held July 13 – 20, 2014. Five high school students are representing the United States at IPHO 2014: Alexander Bourzutschky, of Montgomery Blair High School, Silver Spring, MD; Kevin Fei, of Carmel High School ..  

  • Ambassador Ordway speaks with press at the opening of the “Native Lands” exhibit
    “Native Lands” Exhibit Opens in Astana

    The “Native Lands” photographic exhibition opened in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014. This unique exhibition, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan, juxtaposes Edward S. Curtis’s photography of American Indians against selections from Alexander Kun’s Turkestan Album, which documented the lives of the nomadic peoples of the Central Asian steppe ..  

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • Town Hall Meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Astana on September 16

    The U.S. Embassy in Astana would like to invite all American citizens in Kazakhstan to a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. The program includes comments by the Ambassador, updates on consular services by the Consular Section Chief, and information on the current security situation from the Regional Security Office ..  Download (PDF, 126KB) »

  • Visa-Free Travel to Kazakhstan

    On July 15, 2014, Kazakhstan implemented a one-year pilot program that will allow all short-term U.S. citizen travelers to visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 15 days for all purposes of travel excluding employment and missionary work ..   Download (PDF, 216KB)  »

Video

  • Recycling program at the U.S. Embassy
    Recycling program at the U.S. Embassy
    U.S. Embassy Astana launched its recycling program in August 2014. We are proud to present you this video of our interns from the Facilities Management Office describing the basic elements of our program. We hope that our program can be an inspiration and a model for other embassies, places of employment, and consumers in Kazakhstan! How do you plan to make your life and work “greener?”
  • Snow Leopards in Summer
    Snow Leopards in Summer
    It’s been cool in Astana recently, but it’s still hot in other parts of Kazakhstan! Watch the video to find out how these snow leopards are dealing with the heat!
  • Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway
    Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan Ordway
    Statement by Chargé d'Affaires in Kazakhstan John Ordway at a reception in honor of the U.S. Independence Day

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