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  • proper noun Name of Astana during 1992-1998.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun remote city of Kazakhstan that (ostensibly for security reasons) was made the capital in 1998


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  • Formerly known as Akmola, the remote city of Astana was made Kazakhstan's new capital, possibly for reasons of national security.

    1998, June 9

  • Meanwhile, Astana, formerly known as Akmola, was an unremarkable regional center of about 200,000, known primarily as the home of one of the USSR's most notorious gulags , designed specifically to hold the wives of male dissidents.

    Slate Magazine

  • The old name, Akmola, translates to "" white grave. ''

    A Leader's Legacy

  • Akmola (city; former name Kazakhstan 51 10 N 71 30 E for Astana)

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Astana (Akmola) (capital) Kazakhstan 51 10 N 71 30 E

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • During the Soviet era, Akmola was based on the northern bank of the Ishim River, and that part of the city still retains the scrappy charm of the average small post-Soviet city, with its tsarist-era pink-and-yellow buildings and aboveground natural gas pipes.

    Slate Magazine

  • Inmates had barricaded themselves inside their cells at the site in the Akmola region,

    BBC News - Home

  • Regional police Departments for the Fight against Extremism, Separatism and Terrorism, which have raided or questioned Baptists in Akmola and North Kazakhstan Regions in June, refused to discuss their activity with Forum 18.

    Forum 18 News Service

  • Local Baptists told Forum 18 on 22 February that Christian magazines confiscated from church members in Iskra, in Akkol district of the central Akmola region, in January had been returned.

    Forum 18 News Service

  • ASTANA, July 5 (RIA Novosti) - Six people have died in a road crash in central Kazakhstan's Akmola province, the country's emergencies ministry reported.

    RIA Novosti


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