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International Coffeehouses: Kazakhstan

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Panoramic photo of Almaty, Kazakhstan

Aygocious [Photographer]. (2008). Al'-Farabi [Digital Image]. Retrieved from flickr.com on April 4, 2019. Licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

Facts in Brief

Country flag

The Republic of Kazakhstan extends from the Volga river in the west to the Altai mountains in the east, from the Siberian plain in the north to the Central Asian deserts in the south. In 1936 the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic became a full Union Republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In 1991 Kazakhstan declared independence from the USSR, under the presidency of Nursultan Nazarbaev, Chairman of the Republican Council of Ministers since 1984. He remained in office until his retirement in March 2019. Nur-Sultan (known as Astana in 1998–2019) is the capital. The official language is Kazakh, and Russian is employed officially in state and local government bodies.


Citations:

Country Flag (Kazakhstan), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 04 April 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/kz.FLAG

Kazakhstan, in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 04 April 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/kz

Map of Kazakhstan

country map


Citation: Country Map (Kazakhstan), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 04 April 2019 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/kz.MAP

Snapshots of Kazakhstan

Photo of two people in a cotton field

Carolyn Drake. Zhetisay is the capital of the biggest cotton growing region in Kazakhstan. It's situated south of a reservoir on the Syr Darya river and near the Uzbekistan border. Many Uzbeks - adults and children - are brought to pick in the fall unofficially and stay on the land of the Kazakh owner of the field.. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313567109

Photo of a woman standing in the sunshine outside the cotton factory

Carolyn Drake. A woman stands in the sunshine outside a new state-owned cotton factory near Zhetisay, the centre of Kazakhstan's cotton growing region. The factory uses American imported technology.. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313568496

photo of  Butterflies of Aisha Bibi

Almagul Menlibayeva. Butterflies of Aisha Bibi. 2010. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_35390344

photo of Kazakhstan

Jonas Bendiksen. KAZAKHSTAN. 2004.. 2004. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311528689

Photo of a Spaceship Junkyard

Jonas Bendiksen. Spaceship Junkyard. KAZAKHSTAN. 2000. A Soyuz rocket fuel tank lies on the steppe.. 2000. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AMAGNUMIG_10311525476

Photo of a bus and person on horse in North Kazakhstan

Harry Gruyaert. KAZAKHSTAN. 1996. North of Kazakhstan.. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_37856801

Photo of a couple getting married

Couple married in the Soviet Republic of Kazakhstan. 20th C. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822001464724

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Art & Architecture

photo of a drape flying in A hotel room in Zhetisay

Carolyn Drake. A hotel room in Zhetisay. 2009. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APANOSIG_10313568605

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Almagul Menlibayeva. Milk for Lambs. 2010. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_35390352

image of painting titled winter evening

Natasha Alexandrova (b. 1990). Winter Evening. 2004. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_32559706

image of shrine of Ahmad Yasavi

in honor of Shaykh Ahmad Yasavi; ordered by Timur. Shrine of Ahmad Yasavi, exterior, from west. 1389-1405. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/ISLAMIC_DB_1039587807

image of a garment plaque in the shape of deer

Garment Plaque in the Shape of Deer. 6th-4th century B.C.. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS7731421_7731421_10960089

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ARTStor

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Logging In: You do not need to log in to ARTStor on campus.
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