Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (R) meets U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Astana October 5, 2008. The United States is not trying to poach Russia's allies in Central Asia, Rice said on Sunday during a visit to oil-rich Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Kazakh Presidential Press Service (KAZAKHSTAN). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.