Kazakhstan

  • In Kazakhstan, Strong Hand Maintains an Ethnic Peace

    Unlike many of its neighbors in Central Asia, Kazakhstan has been spared the ethnic clashes that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union. The largest country in Asia after China and India — Kazakhstan is four times the size of Texas — the nation of 15 million has a Jewish community numbering anywhere from 7,000… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World: Kazakhstan Jewish Center Will Be the Country’s First

    In the shadow of the Tian Shan mountain range near the Chinese border lies the silent gravesite of Rabbi Levy Yitzchak Schneerson, father of the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe, the late Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Just a short distance away, the ground is being prepared to build this former Soviet republic’s first Jewish center. It will serve… More ▸

  • Lubavitch to Build Synagogue for Jews in Kazakhstan Capital

    Jewish officials, government leaders and foreign diplomats gathered in Kazakhstan last week to attend the ground-breaking ceremony for a new synagogue and community center in the former Soviet republic. “In a sense, it’s the birth of the Jewish community” in Kazakhstan, said Yeshaya Cohen, an emissary of the Lubavitch movement who serves as Kazakhstan’s chief… More ▸

  • Kazakhstan, Israel Sign Accords

    The president of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan was in Israel this week for a three-day visit. President Nursultan Nazarbaev was accompanied by a 110-member delegation, which included 15 ministers. During his stay, several cooperation agreements between Israel and Kazakhstan were signed. In meetings with Israeli officials, Nazarbaev asked Israel for aid in developing… More ▸

  • Kazakhstan Official Visits Israel

    The president of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan was in Israel this week for a three-day visit. President Nursultan Nazarbaev was accompanied by a 110-member delegation, which included 15 ministers. During his stay, four cooperation agreements between Israel and Kazakhstan were expected to be signed, including accords covering agriculture and the environment. Prime Minister… More ▸

  • Peres Heads to Kazakhstan in Move Toward Stronger Ties

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Shimon Peres paid a two-day visit to the Central Asian Republic of Kazakhstan last week in an effort to strengthen relations between the two countries. During the visit, which ended Aug. 31, Peres and his Kazakh counterpart, Kasymzhomart Tokayev, signed bilateral cooperative agreements on trade, culture and technology. An Israeli diplomat traveling… More ▸

  • Kneidlach in Kazakhstan?

    Israel’s leading food producer, Osem, is looking into possibilities of setting up a plant in the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, formerly a republic of the Soviet Union. The initiative, reported Monday in the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz, was taken by Israeli billionaire financier Shaul Eisenberg, who introduced Osem’s chief executive, Dan Propper, to government… More ▸

  • Jews in U.S.S.R. Move to Asiatic Russia; 500,000 Reported in Uzbekistan; Kazakhstan

    Soviet Jews have been migrating in increasing numbers from European to Asiatic Russia, particularly to Central Asia, the New York Times reports today. The article says that “it seems likely that more than one-quarter of the Soviet Jews now live in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the adjoining area.” The analysis states that “the Jews in this… More ▸