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The Ful- bright program, which supports U.S. scholars and professionals in various academic disciplines and professional fields to lecture abroad, became the vehicle for my return to Kazakhstan. Two years after Kazakhstan achieved ...

Author: Keith Rosten

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595327829

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Soon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Keith Rosten leaves the United States to be a Fulbright Lecturer in newly-independent Kazakhstan. In Once in Kazakhstan, Rosten draws a sometimes humorous portrait of a critical period in the emergence of this Central Asian country, interweaving the challenges and exhilaration of living in Kazakhstan with the historical backdrop of a nation grappling with its independence. From horse heads in the Central Market, to guns on the ski slopes, and to the first-ever parliamentary elections, Rosten takes you on a whirlwind tour of the country. He vividly recounts the change in currency from the Soviet ruble to the tenge and travels with a candidate for parliament to a rural village near Semipalatinsk. Using his knowledge of local language and customs, Rosten provides access to native sources on the history, politics, traditions, and spirit of Kazakhstan. Complete with photographs of the people, places, and monuments of the country, Once in Kazakhstan is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in learning more about, or traveling to, the fascinating landscape of this emerging nation.
2005-01 By Keith Rosten

... no natural dividing line between Kazakhstan and Russia, despite the fact that the Kazakhs believe there is one. ... republic even before independence, but it became much more salient once Kazakhstan's independence was proclaimed.

Author: Martha Brill Olcott

Publisher: Carnegie Endowment

ISBN: 9780870032998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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At the outset of independence 18 years ago, Kazakhstan's leaders promised that the country's rich natural resources, with oil and gas reserves among the largest in the world, would soon bring economic prosperity. It appeared that democracy was beginning to take hold in this newly independent state. Nearly two decades later, Kazakhstan has achieved the World Bank's ranking of a "middle economic country," but its economy is straining from the global economic crisis. The country's political system still needs fundamental reform before Kazakhstan can be considered a democracy. Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise examines the development of this ethnically diverse and strategically vital nation, which seeks to play an influential role on the international stage. Praise for the previous edition of Kazakhstan: "This detailed but accessible work will be the definitive work on the newly independent state of Kazakhstan."— Choice "[Olcott]... knows more about Kazakhstan than anyone else in the West."— New York Review of Books "Not only shares the lucid insights and depth of a seasoned observer, it greatly enriches the literature on post-Soviet transitions." —Foreign Affairs
2010-09 By Martha Brill Olcott

For example, when the Asian financial crisis was at its peak, Nazarbayev managed to disassociate himself from his entire government, saying in a speech to Parliament and the nation on 30th September 1998, “No one in Kazakhstan, ...

Author: Jonathan Aitken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441158628

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. Much of the existing narrative revolves around the country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But his life can only be understood in the context of the land in which he was born, raised and became a leader. For centuries the tribes of Kazakhstan had been plundered and conquered by foreign invaders. The most ruthless of these were the 20th century leaders of the Soviet Union, but after its collapse it was Nazarbayev who emerged as the new President of the nation state. Jonathan Aitken's masterly book is a riveting account of how Kazakhstan has capitalised on its natural resources (including oil) to become one of the great economic success stories of the modern era. Nazarbayev himself is widely admired as a political leader and strategist, having overcome extraordinary crises including hyperinflation, food shortages and the emigration of two million people. However, his record on human rights is less than perfect and the independence of the judiciary and the press are questionable. Corruption is also widespread in Kazakh society, making it an easy target for Ali G in his movie Borat. The obstacles faced in becoming a successful economy are described and examined honestly in this truly fascinating story.
2009-10-07 By Jonathan Aitken

For the most part , the effect of this uplift in Kazakhstan's accommodation stock has been positive . ... Almaty in particular presents a real challenge for visitors looking for budget options , as once relatively cheap hotels like the ...

Author: Paul Brummell

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841622346

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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Kazakhstan is vast – the ninth-largest country in the world – yet there is relatively little information available in English about the attractions of this remarkable country. With the Kazakh government seeking to promote the development of tourism, publication of the Bradt guide is timely. Located between Russia and China, the state of Kazakhstan possesses an incredible diversity of natural beauty; this guide includes arrangements for visiting natural parks and reserves and special features such as singing sand dunes and the Sharyn Canyon - Asia’s equivalent of the Grand Canyon. Key historical and archaeological sites are also given due prominence, Kazakhstan having been inhabited since the Stone Age.
2008 By Paul Brummell

three founding members (Iran, Pakistan and Turkey) offered preferential tariff treatments to one another. ... Once Kazakhstan became an independent state, the issue of eliminating nuclear weapons became a primary concern.

Author: Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317361978

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and the Eurasian Economic Union - in which the role of Kazakhstan is considerable. In addition to its unique geopolitical location, Kazakhstan’s importance in regional integration structures and international relations more broadly is reinforced by its rich oil and uranium deposits. This book centres on an exploration of the changing relations between Russia and Kazakhstan and their impact on post-Soviet interactions with the rest of the world. The role of specific factors in the formation of the post-Soviet regional system will be explored in historical perspective. The multifaceted relations between Kazakhstan and Russia from 1991 to the contemporary period will be analysed in terms of relations in several spheres: political, military and security, Kazakhstan’s nuclear withdrawal, ethnicity and national identity, economic, foreign policies, regionalism and international trends and the impact of historic trends. An important analysis of Kazakhstan, the second largest country in the post-Soviet world, this book is of interest to researchers of International Relations, Post-Soviet Studies and Central Asia Studies.

Birchtrees in the Steppe was his second feature film and the only one produced in Kazakhstan. 13. The unusual degree of realism in the depiction of the tselina in Pobedonostsev's film, which distinguishes it from so many others, ...

Author: Peter Rollberg


ISBN: 9781793641755


Page: 488

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This monograph traces the history of Kazakh filmmaking from its conception as a Soviet cultural construction project to its peak as fully-fledged national cinema to its eventual re-imagining as an art-house phenomenon. The author's analysis places leading directors--Shaken Aimanov, Abdulla Karsakbaev, Sultan-Akhmet Khodzhikov, Mazhit Begalin--in their sociopolitical and cultural context.
2021-01-15 By Peter Rollberg

the position of Mrs. Clinton, who said through a spokeswoman, "Senator Clinton's position on Kazakhstan remains unchanged." Noting that the former president also ... Last September, just weeks after Kazakhstan held an election that once.

Author: Yerzhan Dosmukhamedov


ISBN: 9781456601768

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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Kazakhstan's Assassinated Democracy describes how the highest levels of government in Kazakhstan are attempting to suppress the country's genuine democratization, particularly through the case of a political party, Atameken. It is based on extensive interviews with Dr. Yerzhan K. Dosmukhamedov, Chairman of the Atameken Party. These interviews and articles -- most of which were originally published in Kazakh or Russian -- have created quite a public stir in Kazakhstan. Dr. Dosmukhamedov analyses problems in building a civic society in the country, key political events, major issues of domestic and foreign policy, and the objective and subjective influences affecting the deep historical process currently underway in the country -- nothing less than the transformation of relationships between the state and the person. Kazakhstan's Assassinated Democracy is directed to a broad range of readers, and is intended for anyone interested in the future of Kazakhstan, the development of political parties, and the forces holding back democracy in that country. a(c)

If you're in Europe of the States you are luckier, but Australia does not have an embassy for Kazakhstan in its ... One thing you will have to do, though, is register your visa once you are in Kazakhstan, unless you are there for less ...

Author: Andrew Boland

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304901385

Category: Travel


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Kazakhstan - the world’s 9th-biggest country, perched in Central Asia bordering China, Russia and other central Asian states. Today it is a country emerging into the world with a vibrant economy, wonderful culture and tradition, and stunning landscapes from the flat steppe to beautiful mountains. I loved my time in this amazing country. Astana stands somewhere near the middle with its Norman Foster architecture, a Dubai in the middle of nowhere. The future of this exciting country is being created here with some of the most amazing futuristic buildings in the entire world. In the south is the biggest city in Kazakhstan – Almaty. Full of culture and style, beautifully situated surrounded by mountains, this is the ‘soul’ of Kazakhstan. To the north-west is Semey, an interesting city where you can visit the museum to Kazakhstan’s most revered poet. If that doesn't fulfill you desire to explore the literary history of the region, there is also a small museum to Dostoevsky, in the house where he once lived.
2014-03-02 By Andrew Boland

Founders - Ministry of Information and Public Accord of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan and the editorial board of the magazine.Published from 1921. Comes out once a month. Circulation - 3,140 copies.

Author: IBP USA


ISBN: 9781438726588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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2011 Updated Reprint. Updated Annually. Kazakhstan Industrial and Business Directory
2009-03-20 By IBP USA

Founders - Ministry of Information and Public Accord of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Assembly of the Peoples of Kazakhstan and the editorial board of the magazine.Published from 1921. Comes out once a month. Circulation - 3,140 copies.

Author: IBP USA


ISBN: 9781433027239



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