"It is a decision of our Kazakh friends. We do not see any decisions discriminating the Russian language, or the rights of Russian speaking population in Kazakhstan," said Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia.
He said Russian and Kazakhstan "have friendly relations".
"The state is one of the most frequent negotiations grounds, the leaders of two states meet several times a year and regularly talk on the phone," he added.
He said the questions of rights of Russian speaking population are constantly "under control".
"Wherever Russian compatriots are staying, Moscow is always eager to protect their rights and interests," he said.
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