Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of Russia's Roscosmos space agency and NASA's Chris Cassidy will blast off at 08:05 GMT from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where COVID-19 has caused changes to pre-launch protocol.
Emirati astronaut Hazzaa Al Mansoori, 35, successfully took off onboard a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan last September to script history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station (ISS), drawing cheers from across the globe.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday named Kanat Bozumbayev, previously energy minister, a presidential aide, and reshuffled a number of other senior officials.
It quoted Peskov as saying Kazakhstan had not requested Russian help to deal with protests that prompted the resignation of its government on Wednesday.
The Kazakhstan Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai presented renowned Kazakhstani artist Karipbek Kuyukov, who exhibited his harrowing and intimate portraits of victims of nuclear radiation.
The civic unrest that has turned into a violent uprising against the government in Kazakhstan is a disturbing sign that the security-sensitive region will turn volatile because the development in Kazakhstan is not confined to its territory. They have repercussions beyond
Fresh violence raged in Kazakhstan's main city on Thursday after Russia rushed in paratroopers overnight to put down a countrywide uprising in the former Soviet state closely allied to Moscow.
Almaty airport was reportedly overrun by anti-government protesters on Wednesday, forcing flights to be cancelled, before it was later retaken by government security forces.
In a hardline address to the nation, Tokayev also gave "special thanks" to Russian President Vladimir Putin after a Moscow-led military alliance sent troops to Kazakhstan to help quell the unrest.