Astana is the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the third largest city in the country with population over 800 000. In 1999 Astana was awarded the title of the City of Peace by UNESCO.
Basic information Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997. Now it is a big commercial and cultural center of the country. It is also the most developed and the largest city with a population of more than 1 700 000 (one million seven hundred thousand) people, which makes up 9% of Kazakhstan’s total population.
My favourite book is a novel “Loneliness on the Net” by Janusz Leon Wisniewski. It is a contemporary Polish author, computer scientist and chemist, sixty-one years old. He wrote a series of other books, including “Repeating Fate” and “Molecules of Emotions”, but “Loneliness on the Net” мейд him world famous.
The term Great Britain is used in different meanings. It may indicate a geographical object (the island of Great Britain) or a political object (England, Scotland and Wales in combination). Very often people use it in the meaning of the whole United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland as well) and in this meaning it will be used in this topic.