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Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazabayev Regime
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Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazabayev Regime (Hardback)

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Since independence in 1991, Kazakhstan, the second largest of the former 15 Soviet Republics, stretching across 3500 kilometers, has been descending into a social and economic abyss. The decline is more tragic because it was the most Westernized of the Soviet Central Asian republics. In Journey into Kazakhstan, the author travels to different regions - the Aral Sea, the Caspian region, the vast central steppelands, the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon, Karaganda, built by Stalin labour camp prisoners, ravaged industrial towns like Shymkent and Kentau, and collapsing state farms. Through on-the-spot reporting the reader will witness how an entire society is descending rapidly back to the pre-industrial era on account of misgovernance and malfeasance and the collapse of education and social welfare.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesEthnic minorities & multicultural studies Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 01/03/2001 ISBN-13: 9780761819646  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alexandra George is a Writer, Translator and Journalist. Her first book was entitled Social Ferment in India (Athlone Press, 1986). Her recent book, Escape form Ward Six: Russia Facing Past and Present is being translated into Polish. The author's newly translated works include Kazakh director Bulat Atabayev's play on the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon, An Angel with a Devil's Appearance.

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