Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Is OPEC Finally Beginning to Unravel?

The Washington Institute 04 Dec 2020
The Saudi-led oil exporters, boosted by non-OPEC countries such as Russia and Kazakhstan, can’t control price as such so have to imagine ......

Who's laughing now? Cancel culture is killing comedy

The Spectator 16 Nov 2020
Most people who have found Sacha Baron-Cohen's grotesque creations funny are not prejudiced against black people or Asians (one theory is that owing to his first name, 'Ali G' was an Asian, not a white person, who imagined himself to be black), or indeed against anyone from Kazakhstan....

A Year in Kazakhstan: Some Observations

CounterPunch 28 Oct 2020
Finding time to write is not the easiest thing to do, but I have finally managed to put together some of the key experiences from my trip to Kazakhstan. “Trip to Kazakhstan” is probably an incorrect phrase to use here ... Spending a Year in Kazakhstan… ... Kazakhstan, truthfully speaking, is a bigger enigma than you’d imagine....

'Very nice': Kazakhstan adopts Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat catchphrase

The National 27 Oct 2020
Tourism officials in Kazakhstan have adopted the catchphrase made famous by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as the country's new official tourism slogan ... "Kazakhstan? Very nice! It's a place you may have heard of, that's nicer than you ever imagined," states the introduction to the video on the Kazakhstan tourism YouTube page....

Kazakhstan Has Adopted Borat's 'Very Nice' Catchphrase as a Tourist Slogan

Vice 27 Oct 2020
In both the original Borat film and its sequel (out this week), Kazakhstan is hardly portrayed in flattering terms ... Borat and Kazakhstan are now so inextricably linked in the popular imagination that it makes sense to tackle the connection head-on ... The reaction to the first Borat from the Kazakhstan state was nowhere near as welcoming....

David Walliams and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards pranked into auditioning for fake Borat movie

Metro UK 27 Oct 2020
David Walliams and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards appear to have been pranked into auditioning for a fake Borat sequel ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Of course David Walliams nailed his (fake) audition (Picture ... ‘But also you get to see and enjoy some world-class acting from David Walliams and imagine him in that role as the ambassador of Kazakhstan.’....

Does The World Really Need A New Borat Film?

Huffington Post 23 Oct 2020
Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan as October 23rd 2020 ... He agrees that sensibilities have changed, “but not to the extent that Borat will cause tremendous offence,” he says, although he imagines the jokes about Kazakhstan will be toned down....

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Brings Back Borat, With His Daughter in Tow

Vanity Fair 21 Oct 2020
The country seems to be singled out for its obscurity; the average American does not know where either Kazakhstan or Romania is, making Borat a generalized foreign caricature—a misogynist, anti-Semitic, unwashed third-worlder, the fulfillment of every imagined stereotype. This is a pity for Kazakhstan, which then and now is subject to slander....

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' review: A parody on par with the original

Toronto Sun 21 Oct 2020
As for the cage, well, that’s just one of many ways the movie imagines the kind of casual chauvinism practiced in “Kazakhstan.” Both Borat and Tutar regularly consult a state-sanctioned parenting binder for guidance on how to be good citizens, and while the instructions contained ......

Turkmenistan: Birthday boy blows off Putin

EurasiaNet 23 Jun 2020
This was all obviously known even prior to last week, so one can only imagine the Turkmen leader has been rattled by the news that Kazakhstan’s former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, came down with the virus – news that emerged on June 18, one day before the call to Putin....

'America's Got Talent': 8 Memorable Auditions From Night 3 of Season 15 (VIDEO)

Cadillac News 10 Jun 2020
Musicians once again dominated in the third night of auditions of America's Got Talent Season 15 ... And for one, it resulted in the coveted Golden Buzzer, a ticket straight to the live shows ... Resound.  ... The 13 year old from Kazakhstan admitted she couldn't "imagine [her] life without singing," but she was nervous about Cowell because he seemed "strict."...

China’s Silk Road diplomacy in Kazakhstan

Asiatimes 05 Jun 2020
China’s public diplomacy in Kazakhstan ... China has long since replaced Russia as the No 1 trading partner of Kazakhstan and the other Central Asian states ... Kazakhstan’s response to BRI ... For China, implementing the BRI’s goals may have been imaginable without Kazakhstan’s participation but only at considerably higher costs, risks and detours....