Lidiya Parkhomchik

Lidiya Parkhomchik

Senior Research fellow

Lydiya Parkhomchik (nee Timofeyenko) was born on February 9, 1984 in Zelenodolsk city, located at the territory of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia). Since 1986 she became resident of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She graduated the high school in 2001 and at the same year she admitted to Abylai khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages​​. She graduated from International Relations Department with specialization of analyst with knowledge of a foreign language in 2006 and after that started to work as a lecturer at the Chair of International Relations of KazUIR & WL.

Staff's Publications

March 13, 2017

Latest Developments in Kazakhstan’s Navy Strengthening

Since independence, Kazakhstan has always demonstrated its interest and readiness to improve its Armed Forces. Since boosting the Caspian security through the successful development of the maritime border capabilities became the vital element of Kazakhstan’s military reform agenda, it was decided to pay special attention to establish the Naval Forces. […]
February 15, 2017

New Stage of the Turkmen Diversification Policy of Energy Export Routes

For the second consecutive year, Turkmenistan is facing the problem of decline in the amount of its natural gas customers. In 2017 Ashgabat reduced the list of its natural gas export routes down to one, namely, to China. In the early January 2016, the Russian state gas company Gazprom formally […]
February 8, 2017

Kazakhstan’s National Operator for Oil Pipelines: Kaztransoil Operational Results in 2016

It is essential for the oil-rich Kazakhstan to ensure the progressive development of the export capacity in all the major export routes, as well as to secure transportation of oil and petroleum products to domestic markets. In order to provide oil transportation services and to operate the country’s oil pipeline […]
January 18, 2017

Electricity Generation in Kazakhstan: Current Trends and Prospects

As an energy-rich developing country, Kazakhstan is deeply concerned over its ability to provide sufficient energy supply for sustainable economic growth. Kazakhstan’s energy mix is still dominated by fossil fuels. (Karatayev & Clarke, 2014) According to the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), in 2015 the lion share or 81.6% of […]
January 18, 2017

Russia-US Relations on the Doorstep of the Incoming Trump Administration

The first official reaction that came from Russia after Donald Trump’s victory over Hilary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, demonstrated Moscow’s deep conviction that the President-elect would contribute to the fundamental reshaping of the Russian-US relations, recognizing Russia as an equal partner. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and […]
January 4, 2017

Trans-Caspian Pipelines Routes: Problems and Prospects

In the face of deepening contradictions in energy relations between Russia and the European Union (EU), the Caspian region came into the focus of the international community’s attention. The hydrocarbon-rich countries of the region, in particular, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, are considered by the EU as vital energy partners, which […]
September 28, 2016

On the Eve of the V Caspian Summit in Astana

Current geopolitical situation in the Caspian region clearly demonstrates the necessity for searching a mutually acceptable solution regarding both establishment of the new legal status and determination of the regime of use of the Caspian Sea. For more than two decades, the littoral countries have been trying to adopt a […]
July 7, 2016

The Eurasia Project: a New Challenge for Kazakhstan’s Energy Industry

It is well known that over 90% of revenues, which go to the National Fund (NF) of Kazakhstan, originate from exports of energy resources. Taking into account the fact that these funds are allocated for both increasing economic development and financing budget deficits, there is a strong need for keeping […]
June 27, 2016

China-Kazakhstan Relations in the Oil and Gas Sector

Searching for diversity in investors and routes to export its oil and gas, Kazakhstan has opened its energy sector for further development jointly with foreign oil and gas-producing companies. Since the 1990s, Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry has been characterized by the westward orientation of oil and gas export flows. […]
June 22, 2016

Turkmenistan’s Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in the Caspian Sea

Since Turkmenistan is an energy-rich Central Asian country with significant hydrocarbon reserves, the oil and gas industry is a key contributor to the country’s economic growth. Nowadays, natural gas, crude oil and oil products make up about 80% of the country’s exports. Therefore, the sustainable capacity development of the oil […]