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RT published this video item, entitled “Kazakhstan’s EMERCOM workers saved 64 people from snow drifts over the weekend” – below is their description.
Employees of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Kazakhstan rescued 64 people, including eight children, from snow drifts. The ministry also reported that more than 650 storm warnings have been announced in Kazakhstan since the beginning of winter 2020-’21.RT YouTube Channel
In This Story: Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country. It has a population of 18.3 million residents, and has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Since 1997, the capital is Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. It was moved from Almaty, the country’s largest city.
Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence during the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Kazakhstan is the most dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations (UN), WTO, CIS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union, CSTO, OSCE, OIC, CCTS, and TURKSOY.