Nursultan Nazarbayev

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Four media outlets facing libel claims over Nursultan Nazarbayev reports
Complaints filed by charity named after ex-president reopen the debate over legal action against public interest journalism

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

21, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘His family robbed the country’: personality cult of ex-Kazakh leader crumbles
Anger over corruption and economic inequality is largely directed at Nursultan Nazarbayev and family

Pjotr Sauer in Shamalgan

20, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I have not gone anywhere’: former Kazakh leader denies fleeing country
Nursultan Nazarbayev says he is taking ‘deserved rest’ in four-minute video released on Tuesday

Shaun Walker

18, Jan, 2022 @2:13 PM

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Where is Kazakhstan’s former longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbayev?
Analysis: All-encompassing status that took 30 years to build appears to have crumbled in just a few days

Shaun Walker

16, Jan, 2022 @2:07 PM

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How the Kazakh elite put its wealth into UK property
Despite an anti-corruption pledge by David Cameron five years ago, Britain is still a prime destination for kleptocrats’ illicit finance

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

08, Jan, 2022 @8:10 PM

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The Guardian view on Kazakhstan’s unrest: danger ahead | Editorial
Editorial: Years of rage lie behind the days of protest. Bringing in foreign troops can’t resolve an uprising with deep roots


06, Jan, 2022 @7:01 PM

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Poverty, inequality and corruption: why Kazakhstan’s former leader is no longer untouchable
Analysis: Nursultan Nazarbayev, behind-the-scenes powerbroker, thought he found a way to step aside without risking retribution

Shaun Walker

05, Jan, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Jonathan Aitken was paid £166,000 for book on Kazakh autocrat, leak suggests
Pandora papers cast doubt on ex-Tory minister’s claim he received no payment from Kazakh government for flattering biography

Luke Harding and Harry Davies

06, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Oliver Stone derided for film about ‘modest’ former Kazakh president
Eight-hour series about Nursultan Nazarbayev criticised for stoking cult of personality of 30-year ruler

Andrew Roth in Moscow

11, Jul, 2021 @9:13 AM

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Nazarbayev ally wins big in Kazakhstan election after hundreds arrested
Little change expected despite Nursultan Nazarbayev stepping down after 30 years in power

Joanna Lillis in Almaty

10, Jun, 2019 @6:46 AM

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'Норман бізге президент пирамида салынуын қалайды деп айтты'
Архитекторлар бұл дүниенің мықтылары үшін жұмыс істеуді жан-тәнімен ұнатады, әлем бойынша жұмыс істейтін архитекторлардың – Норман Фостерден бастап Заха Хадид дейін – тек қана бірнешесі ғана Қазақстанның президенті Нұрсұлтан Назарбаевқа өзін естелік ететін қаланы салуда көмек болуға беріліп кетпеді

Oliver Wainwright Астанадан

17, Oct, 2017 @6:53 AM

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'Norman said the president wants a pyramid': how starchitects built Astana
Architects have a thing for strongmen, and in Kazakhstan the big global practices have piled in to help the dictator build his trophy city

Oliver Wainwright in Astana. Main image: Taimas Almukhanov

17, Oct, 2017 @6:30 AM

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