Kazakhstan

Conflict & Justice

Has Kazakhstan forgotten about its Polygon test survivors?

In the nuclear arms race against the US, the former Soviet Union performed more than 450 nuclear tests in an area known as the Semipalatinsk Test Site — also known as the Polygon — from 1949 to 1989. Winds blew the nuclear fallout and radioactive dust into neighboring villages, affecting anywhere between 500,000 to 1 million people.

Culture

Russia chooses myth over history in new WWII movie

A new state-sponsored movie in Russia commemorates the sacrifice of “Panfilov's 28” in the WWII battle for Moscow. Their story is as iconic for Russians as the flag-raising over Iwo Jima is for Americans. The only problem is, it's not quite true.

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Sports

Geo Answer

Today's answer is Kazakhstan. Lance Armstrong announced today he'll be returning to the cycling world as part of Kazakhstan's Team Astana. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Daniel Benson, managing editor at cyclingnews.com

Global Politics

Geo answer

For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Cows to Kazakhstan

A couple hundred head of cattle boarded a jumbo jet out of Fargo, ND on a 22 hour flight. The shipment is part of an agricultural deal to send a couple thousand hardy cows to Kazakhstan. For the Geo Quiz we ask, where did they land?