Kazakhstan–Russia relations

Kazakhstan–Russia relations
Map indicating locations of Kazakhstan and Russia

Kazakhstan

Russia
Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Kazakhstan–Russia relations refers to bilateral foreign relations between Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation. Kazakhstan has an embassy in Moscow, a consulate-general in Saint Petersburg, Astrakhan and Omsk. Russia has an embassy in Astana and consulates in Almaty and Uralsk. Astana and Moscow are military and political allies.

Overview

Kazakhstan and Russia are both founding members of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Both also founded the Eurasian Economic Union with Belarus. In recent years, Kazakhstan has attempted to balance ties between both sides by selling petroleum and natural gas to its northern neighbor at artificially low prices, allowing heavy investment from Russian businesses, and continuing negotiations over the Baikonur Cosmodrome while simultaneously assisting the West in the War on Terror.

Border agreements

On January 2005 President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed an agreement approving an official map of the border.[1] On May 23, 2009 the two countries placed their first boundary marker on the 7,591 km (4,717 mi) border between Kazakhstan’s Atyrau and Russia’s Astrakhan provinces.[2] The demarcation is expected to take 10 to 15 years to complete.

See also

References

  1. ^ Ria Novosti
  2. ^ https://www.dur.ac.uk/ibru/news/boundary_news/?itemno=8043&rehref=%2Fibru%2Fnews%2F&resubj=Boundary+news%20Headlines
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