Kazakhstan wary of shadow of Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin whispers in Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's ear during the bilateral talks in Atyrau Sept. 30. © AP

JACOPO DETTONI and RYSKELDI SATKE, Contributing writers

ALMATY, Kazakhstan/BISHKEK -- The bride and groom posed for a portrait in front of a perpetual flame in an Almaty park that commemorates soldiers who died fighting in the Russian civil war and World War II. The two shared the dark complexion, high cheekbones and narrow eyes Kazakhs inherited from ...