Tag Archives: Kazakhstan

Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

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The world on the very brink of conflict

In the years that Trump was president of the United States there were moments that lots of people looked very cautious about what that man would do in his rashness. After the Cold War the threat of war did not … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: an eyewitness to the uprising in Almaty

Originally posted on People and Nature:
□ This text was written by Aidar Ergali on Thursday 6 January in Almaty. It has been circulating on Russian-language social media (e.g. here and here) and was translated into English yesterday. Please copy…

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Kazakhstan – From 1868 to 2019 and the Protest of 2022

Originally posted on Baroque:
In this entry, we’ll learn about the history of Kazakhstan from 1900 to 2021, the geographical location and what led to the current situation. The Flag of Kazakhstan Geographic Location Image fromWikipedia Kazahkstan, officially called the…

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #2 Natural wealth attractive to Russia as well as Europe

In 1975 the Kazakh S.S.R. was made up of 19 regions including 82 cities and 183 semi-urban settlements, a total population estimated at 14.170.000. The Kazakh people then were mainly Muslims, who spoke a Turkic language but were Mongol in … Continue reading

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From a land 90 times Belgium: Kazakhstan #1 Early history

The last few weeks we come to hear more disturbing news from a huge country wich historically had been inhabited by nomadic groups and empires. Herod. i. wrote in 125 about “a clan fretre of the Pasargadae”. According to Darius … Continue reading

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Summary for the year 2015 #1 Threat and fear

If one has to stick a label to the year 2015 can best hot labelled ‘Terror‘, or if you wish to give it a longer title “The Year of the ‘Fear of Islamic conquest.’” In the year that Mons, capital … Continue reading

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