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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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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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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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Bizarre Olympic Tricks


London 2012 Olympic Games have been a noteworthy display of not only athletic prowess, but also strange political overtones. For example, despite of hefty salaries and access to the ocean of information in the Internet, manufacturers of sports apparel made a mistake, writing Kzakhstan instead of Kazakhstan. The Kazakh flag itself was insultingly distorted in one of the London's locations. Instead of the sun in the center of the flag, they left it void with the circular hole. Britons have been ...

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Distant Cousin


Famous US entrepreneur Steve Jobs, whose «Apple» is the latest example of the fruit's glorification after the ancient Apple of Discord and the Isaac Newton's one, is indirectly related to Kazakhstan. Once again, a trivial notion of global village proves itself.


 

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Some Critical Notes on THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS by Samuel P. Huntington

This magnificent contribution to political science requires critical review, because its wide scope of problems raised and the global distribution of The Clash of Civilizations by Samuel P. Huntington makes the book a powerful piece of ideology. Its every paragraph could influence the way of thinking around the world. Therefore, one should pay closer attention to mistakes, which the author, willingly or unwillingly, made in the edition, published by The Free Press in 2002.

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Wrong Definitions, Biased Policy

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