From Buzuk to Astana, the Kazakh capital has changed its name several times throughout history. The latest, this week, which was greeted with relief and satisfaction by many residents of the city, where more than a million people live.

“It seems good to me that the name (of the capital) has been changed despite what the administrative formalities will cost. We are more used to Astana,” a young Kazakh woman tells Efe in the streets of the city.

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