• SCO Summit, Astana, 9 June 2017
    SCO Summit, Astana, 9 June 2017
  • Astana EXPO-2017
    Astana EXPO-2017
  • Kazakhstan United For Global Security
    Kazakhstan United For Global Security
  • G-GLOBAL
    G-GLOBAL
  • Astana Economic Forum
    Astana Economic Forum

Kazakhstan Religious Freedom

Even though Kazakhs are traditionally Sunni Muslims, Kazakhstan is not an Islamic country. President Nazarbayev stresses the vale of a secular state policy and equal right for all religious beliefs. There are many religions practiced freely and openly in Kazakhstan. Polytheistic and shamanistic beliefs were predominant among the nomad people of the steppe.  It is quite natural that Kazakhstan with its nomadic roots to welcome a diversity and tolerance of all religions.