In Kazkhastan the number of politicians and institutions using Twitter is surprisingly high. The press service of the president, the prime minister and the ministry of foreign affairs are all active on Twitter with accounts in Kazakh, Russian and English.

Presidency of Kazakhstan Пресс-служба Акорды

The Twitter account of the press service of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set up on 23 July 2012 and tweets on average 2.5 times a day. The account tweets in Kazakh, chronicling the President`s activities. The Central Communications Office for the President of Kazakhstan also maintains two news feed accounts in Russian @ortcomkz and in English @ortcomkzE which are far more active but with much less followers. The @AkordaPress account makes good use of pictures of the president’s meetings including a picture with President Nazarbayev and Barack Obama to congratulate the U.S. president on his election victory on 7 November 2012. However, the account has never retweeted, @mentioned or @replied other Twitter users and it does not follow any other world leader. Its most retweeted tweet is the nomination of Karim Massimov as new prime minister in April 2014.

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Пресс-служба Акорды


Қазақстан Республикасы Президентінің Баспасөз қызметі Press Office of The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 07/14/2012
Language: Kazakh
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.58
Tweets retweeted: 87%
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Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Карим Масимов

Karim Massimov was very active on Twitter during his first time as prime minister of Kazakhstan till his resignation in September 2012, with the announcement being his most retweeted tweet. Both, the Russian @KarimMassimov and the English @KarimMassimov_E accounts are dormant since 22 November 2012 and there has been no renewed activity since his nomination as prime minister for a second time in April 2014.

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Карим Масимов


Премьер-министр Республики Казахстан English version is here @KarimMassimov_E

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 02/16/2011
Language: Russian
Status: Dormant since 22.11.2012
Tweets/day: 1.09
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.06
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 62%
Most mentioned @yelikbayev (6), @sympaticus (5), @Radio_Azattyk (4), @SinioraFuad (3), @aavst (3), @MedvedevRussia (3), @KRuddMP (3), @BahytSyzdykova (2), @jack (2), @Lagarde (2)

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Government of Kazakhstan PrimeMinister.kz

The institutional account of the prime minister’s office is fairly active tweeting almost five times a day, documenting the activities of Karim Massimov. The account, which tweets only in Russian, does not engage with its followers but simply broadcasts the latest information and news from the official website. However it makes a good use of videos shared directly from YouTube on its Twitter feed. The account is not following any other world leaders.

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Tвиттер-аккаунт официального сайта Премьер-Министра РК

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 04/26/2011
Language: Russian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.11
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 64%
Most mentioned @YouTube (112)

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Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan MFA Kazakhstan

The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan started to tweet on 3 December 2011. The account tweets on average three times per day in Russian and in English, mainly distributing statements from its official website. The Foreign Ministry occasionally @mentions @TheAstanaTimes @EXPO2017Astana and @AkordaPress, but generally does not engage in conversations. The account tweets pictures of meetings of Foreign Minister Erlan Idrisov as well as infographics about Kazakhstan’s achievements since independence. @MFA_KZ is well connected with other world leaders, unilaterally following 29 and mutually following 19 other foreign ministers and foreign ministries.

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MFA Kazakhstan


Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Kazakhstan

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 12/03/2011
Language: Kazakh/Russian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.96
Retweets: 12%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.23
Replies/Tweet: 0.09
Tweets retweeted: 49%
Most mentioned @MFA_KZ (56), @UN (26), @EXPO2017Astana (19), @AkordaPress (17), @USembassyAstana (16), @BahytSyzdykova (16), @KazakhEmbassy (16), @Proekt_Atom (15), @primeministerkz (14), @ortcomkz (13)

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