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  • 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! Come and experience this American style of dance for yourself! Bonus: the training is open to everyone free of charge.

    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 ..

  • 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.

  • Ambassador Ordway speaks with press at the opening of the “Native Lands” exhibit

    “Native Lands” Exhibit Opens in Astana

    Ambassador Ordway speaks with press at the opening of the “Native Lands” exhibit

  • Macon Phillips, Coordinator of International Information Programs, talks about his experience designing groundbreaking social media strategies for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign

    U.S. Supports Kazakhstani Media & Culture

    Macon Phillips, Coordinator of International Information Programs, talks about his experience designing groundbreaking social media strategies for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign

  • 2010 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek held a Master Class in Skating at the Children’s Palace, Monday, June 2.

    Master Class in Skating from Lysacek

    2010 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek held a Master Class in Skating at the Children’s Palace in Astana on Monday, June 2.

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  • 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 ..  

  • 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 ..  

Messages for U.S. Citizens

  • 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)  »

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