Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

4 Kazakhs Go to Afghanistan

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Kazakhstan said Friday that it planned to send four noncombat officers to join NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan will become the first former Soviet republic in Central Asia to send a contingent to join the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

After the lower house of parliament ratified the bill earlier this month, the Taliban warned Kazakhstan that its decision would have severe consequences.

(Reuters)

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.