Category Archives: politics

Nurtas Ondassynov – a Statesman and Lexicographer

One of the outstanding Kazakh politicians ever, Nurtas Ondassynov (1904-1989), was a man of many talents. As a Prime Minister of the Soviet Kazakhstan, the position he held from 1938 to 1951,  he supervised among other Read More

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Different Responses to the Similar Threats

Recently, missile tests, conducted by North Korea, have once again sparked an international outrage. Personally, I support such defense measures, carried out by the country. Because, frankly speaking, we need new strong Read More

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A Travesty of Fascism

An authoritarian regime, which has been established in Kazakhstan, cannot generate its own original ideas in the field of political technology. The Kazakhs markedly prefer to copycat well-known models of a dictatorial Read More

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Her Kazakh Pals

When Donald Trump won recently the 2016 US presidential election, many experts have deemed his victory as beneficial for Russia. Perhaps, they are right to some extent. But, the point is that his rival, Hillary Clinton, Read More

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Brothers in Arms

This year, at the end of August the Uzbek dictator, Islam Karimov (1938-2016), died at last. One month later another war criminal, Shimon Peres  (1923-2016) of Israel, departed this life too. Well, not bad. Quite a nice Read More

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Indecent Candidate

The upcoming elections in Kazakhstan, scheduled for March 20, 2016, is a mere formality. Its authoritarian regime doesn’t need a full-fledged legislative branch of the power. Therefore, the local and republican elections Read More

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Whistleblowers Perish, Glamour “Spies” Thrive

Newsmagazines, as well as book markets, have had their filling of eye-catching espionage stories. Exciting articles and riveting page-turners have presented reading audience with a plethora of clandestine topics: from revelations Read More

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The Quiet Dictator

Presidential elections will be held in Kazakhstan on April 26, 2015. Formidable old-timer Nursultan Nazarbayev is most likely to have a walkover, certified by the rubber-stamp election commission of the country. Of course, Read More

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Attack at Charlie Hebdo – Revenge for Grozny?

The terrorist act against French journalists and policemen is an atrocity of epic proportions. We strongly condemn such inexcusable bloodshed. True, the journalists sometimes behaved irresponsibly, showing bad sense of Read More

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Full Uncensored Video of the James Foley Beheading

This disgusting crime against humanity must be punished by anyone, who is capable to bring justice! The innocent U.S. journalist fell a victim to barbarous forces of evil. But, doing so, we must also accuse Western imperialists, who have provoked this Read More

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Struggle against Police State

Our hearts and good wishes go with brave participants of the Ferguson riot. The democracy-seeking men and women have fought boldly against the ruling classes of America, who still promote their racist and capitalist agenda. Read More

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Corruption: Where East Meets West

The deep crisis in Ukraine has proved once again that bribery of the highest order still determines the course of action in the world politics. When in 2007 corrupted officials of the International Olympic Committee voted Read More

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Ritual Murder in Boston



This tragedy has caused grief and sorrow around the world. Innocent people died and wounded. Their only fault was to be spectators and participants of a noble athletic event – the Boston Marathon. It wasn't a sinful homosexual pageant, where unnatural proclivities are glorified. It wasn't an advertising show, promoting harmful alcohol and tobacco. Murderers targeted one of the most useful, peaceful, and wonderful actions – the Boston Marathon. They perpetrated a crime against humanity, a ritual murder. Like followers of a dark cult, who ...

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Kim Jong Un Versus «Gangnam Style»


Any author and producer knows, how difficult to promote one's song, film, or book. When creative quest has ended and the product of your intellectual endeavors is made, the most difficult part of your enterprise just begins. Now, you have to advertise your brainchild. It is a real challenge to persuade the general public that your composition, textbook, or cartoon is worthy of their attention, their time, and money. «Gangham Style», which has been turned into a household name globally, doesn't possess unique features. Thousands of such video ...

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Some Victims Are More Equal Than Others


Once again, Kazakhstan has been shocked by an airplane crash. 5 crew members and 16 passengers died, when a Chаllenger-200 of SCAT airlines, making a Kokshetau-Almaty City flight, crashed near Almaty City on January 29, 2013 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21243203). The country's officials have offered usual condolences to relatives of the victims, but no national mourning was declared. It seems that Kazakh authorities declare the nationwide mourning, only if big bosses and/or soldiers die tragically. Even business people, who apparently constitute the majority among the victims of ...

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Opinions of Kazakh-Speaking Public Concerning Crackdown on Opposition



First of all, it must be pointed out that Kazakh opposition leaders are mainly native Russian speakers. This circumstance creates some sort of alienation between them and the Kazakh-speaking population. Moreover, certain distrustful Kazakhs spread rumors through Internet comments that a fugitive banker Mukhtar Ablyazov cherishes anti-Islamic sentiments.


For example, a user with the nickname «bek» was wondering, «Is it true that Ablyazov hates Islam?» («Әблязов

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Troubled Waters of Transborder Rivers


  The problem of water supply has been an Achilles heel of Kazakhstan. True, this country has rich natural resources, vast territory, and well-educated population. But, its water supply is deficient. A May 9, 2008, publication at www.struanstevenson.com/media/article/china_is_depriving_kazakhstan_of_water says that «during the last few years, the volume of water supply has been diminishing because of its increased use by neighbouring countries. The level of water supply in Kazakhstan is currently amongst the lowest in Central Asia”. Moreover, major Kazakh rivers, like Irtysh, Ili and Ural, have their headwaters abroad. Unfavorable geographical ...

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Peculiarities of Western Justice


We have been accustomed to activities of Western governments and organizations, purportedly aimed to protect human rights worldwide. But, they definitely forget sometimes about the beams in their own eyes. For example, there are numerous cases, when citizens of Kazakhstan and Central Asia are treated unjustly by seemingly democratic countries. On April 23, 2011 a US policeman Stephen Rankin brutally murdered a Kazakh migrant Kirill Denyakin, whom he mistook for a Latino migrant. Yes, poor Kirill was drunken and banged loudly a glass door (

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Superficial Approach


Did you that a famine in 1928-1931, when about 1.8 million of ethnic Kazakhs perished, was orchestrated by «the mysterious Isaiah Goloschekin, who was to become the Butcher of Kazakhstan» (http://www.vanguardnewsnetwork.com/v1/2005/InstaurationLordenEmpireofEvil.htm). This vilain of international scale doesn't even have an English entry in Wikipedia. Isaiah Goloschekin also participated in the execution of Nikolay Romanov (former Nicholas II of Russia) and his family.

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Toulouse Shooting Was Modelled After a Kazakh One?


To some extent, recent tragic events in France are similar to the shooting, which took place in Taraz, Kazakhstan, in the last November. An Islamist fanatic Maksat Kariev killed seven people, including two officers of the National Security Committee of Kazakhstan. You may learn about it and another violent acts in Kazakhstan here: http://en.rian.ru/international_affairs/20111219/170368286.html Mohammad Merah also killed seven people, including three French soldiers. The two countries were relatively stable for many years and these bloody ...

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