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  • 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 ..  

  • Drug Demand Reduction Small Grants Program
    Drug Demand Reduction Small Grants Program

    The purpose of this program is to award small grants to Kazakhstani non-governmental, non-commercial organizations for specific projects that promote the prevention of drug abuse, especially by youth, in Kazakhstan. Proposals are evaluated according to the topic of the project, clearly formulated goals and target groups, and the ability of the applying organization ..  

  • Blended 328 Tour in Kazakhstan
    Blended 328 Tour in Kazakhstan

    The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the tour of Blended 328, a country fusion musical ensemble from Nashville, Tennessee, in Astana and Karaganda July 2 – July 8, 2014. Blended 328 will play in Astana July 2 – July 5, and in Karaganda July 6 – July 8. They will give the following performances open to the general public ..  

  • Native Lands Exhibition in Astana
    Native Lands Exhibition in Astana

    The U.S. Embassy to Kazakhstan is pleased to announce the opening of the “Native Lands” photo exhibition in Astana at the Palace of Independence on July 4, 2014, at 17:00. The “Native Lands” project, commissioned by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan and curated by Dr. Heather Sonntag of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, juxtaposes photographs of the nomadic practices ..  

  • USAID joins with Regional Leaders in Supporting Regional Trade Policy Discussions
    USAID joins with Regional Leaders in Supporting Regional Trade Policy Discussions

    ASTANA – On July 1-2, regional officials from ministries of trade and economy will gather in Astana for the “Expanding Central and South Asia Regional Trade” policy conference organized by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) ..  

  • Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan
    Statement by the President on the Occasion of Ramadan

    On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslim communities here in the United States and around the world on the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan. A time for self-reflection and devotion through prayer and fasting, Ramadan is also an occasion when Muslims around the world reaffirm their commitment to helping the less ..  

  • U.S. Deputy Secretary Visits Astana
    U.S. Deputy Secretary Visits Astana

    From June 25-26, Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman made his third visit to Kazakhstan in his current capacity, this time speaking with public and private officials in Astana. Mr. Poneman discussed energy issues with Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies Asset Issekeshev ..  

  • Macon Phillips, Coordinator of International Information Programs, talks about his experience designing groundbreaking social media strategies for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign
    State Department Officials Support Development of Kazakhstani Media and Culture

    In a visit to Astana June 15-16, Coordinator of International Information Programs Macon Phillips and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eileen O’Connor met with hundreds of people active in media and culture. In a discussion with 130 patrons at the American Corner, Coordinator Phillips drew on his experience as social media advisor for the Obama Administration ..  

  • Strengthening Ties between Kazakhstan and ISTC: New ISTC Head-Quarters in Astana
    Strengthening Ties between Kazakhstan and ISTC: New ISTC Head-Quarters in Astana

    For more than 20 years the International Science and Technology Center has been the leading organization in funding and managing scientific cooperation and nonproliferation activities between countries of the former Soviet Union and the European Union, United States, Japan and South Korea ..  

News from Consular Section

  • Consular Services in Atyrau on February 13, 2014

    The U.S. Mission in Kazakhstan invites American citizens in and around Atyrau to receive consular services on February 13, 2014 from 10:30 until 17:00 at the TengizChevroil (TCO) facility located at 3 Satpayev Street, Atyrau, Kazakhstan. 

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