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How Shukeyev Bested Baybek

How Shukeyev Bested Baybek

Nur Otan’s «victory» at the latest Mazhilis and maslikhats elections was predetermined and unavoidable. However, behind it, there lies a lot more than can be seen by a casual observer. Yet, this «lot» presents a huge problem for the Kazakh authoritarian political system...

Whom’s Dariga Protecting?

Whom’s Dariga Protecting?

Recently, we have commented on the problems of Kazakhstan’s well-known entrepreneur Nurlan Smagulov and the MEGA shopping centres he controls. We have expressed doubts as to his success in retaliating against the state administrative machine. Some people, however, manage to do this triumphantly...

The New Twists of the LRT CASE

The New Twists of the LRT CASE

The Astana LRT trial is continuing in Kazakhstan’s capital. The witnesses’ statements have revealed new curious particularities of the intrinsics of this project. And our insiders have provided us with information on whom the prosecutors see as the scapegoat...