Drivers and barriers of
Russia - Kazakhstan relations

June 27, 2019
Natalia Malyarchuk
Head of Kesarev Kazakhstani office
Natalia Malyarchuk, head of Kesarev in Kazakhstan and Central Asia co-authored the report "Kazakhstan and Russia Today", which describes in detail the current state of cooperation between the two countries.

According to Natalia, "the document presents an attempt to give a multi-layered analysis of the relationship in recent years. The novelty of the review is the focus on different viewpoints on bilateral relations, as seen from Nur-Sultan and from Moscow. The research also covers the inter-elite aspects of relations between the two countries."

The crux of the study deals with political, economic, cultural and social areas of cooperation of the two partners. The review seeks to reveal the complexity of Kazakh-Russian relations.

The report uses statistical indicators that are not usually found in open publications.

The other authors are:
  • Marat Shibutov, member of the Almaty Public Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Transparency Kazakhstan and Director for Science with Institute for Security Studies in Central Asia.
  • Yuri Solozobov – Director of International Projects at the Institute for National Strategy.

You may find the report in English and in Russian via the links.