Kazakhstan's Post-Soviet Struggle Explained

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I wonder what the next spam comment will be...

Author — Vandergrif


Kazakhstan has OIL??


Author — wizzzer1337


Oh Boy, an Oil rich nation with no democracy and predominantly Muslim population. Sounds like the perfect holiday destination for American soldiers.

Author — Schrödinger's Cat


Kazakhstan wasn't a Soviet satellite, it was a Soviet Republic. Big difference.

Author — Mart kenyon


most kazakhs dont care about religion, just saying

Author — That Kazakh dude


long live Kazakhstan

selam from turkey

Author — Turco Tatar


Gennady Golovkin is also powerful, he can knockout an entire country with a single left hook

Author — Sloccification


All other countries are run by little girls

Author — Sheikh Abou


I want to visit Kazakhstan one day and go from there around other places, Samarkand, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia.

Author — F A


Now we will have normal comments in the YouTube comments

Author — AkiimboGaming


Would be interesting to see TestTube's take on Ukraine.

Author — Anton Sherstiuk


My Kazakhstan Brothers, where are you ? I am not Kazakhstani, I am Irani !! But still i care for you guys a lot !!

Author — Andrew Dsouza


OMG Finally! Now lets help Bulgarian guy

Author — Victorious


Recpect Kazak Turkic. From Turkey. We are can powerfull will be together

Author — Icaptan


Long live Kazakhstan :) from Turkey.We are Turks!!

Author — I ♥️ U.S.S.R


How powerful are *_Germanistan_* and *_Swidishstan_*?

Author — subhabrata pramanick


I like that Kazakhstan is trying to reverse the Aral Sea disaster.

Author — Greg B


Wow thank you so much for the video!! Greetings from Kazakhstan 💙💙💙

Author — Aliya Alsherova


In all honesty Nazarbayev just proves that moderately authoritarian leaders actually get the job done. The same can be said for Putin and Josip Tito of the former Yugoslavia. All three inherited countries with so many diverse ethnicities and cultures, shitty economies that were decimated by decades of conflict, and threats of aggression from other groups/nations. Under Putin, Russia today, despite its recession, is now the second most powerful country on the earth after the United States, Tito's Yugoslavia managed to keep 7 ethnic groups and three religions in harmony for four decades, and Nazarbayev's Kazakhstan is the only Central Asian nation that came out of the former Soviet Union powerful. After all, they could have ended up like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (growing Islamist hotbeds), or Turkmenistan (run by absolute lunatics). Kyrgyzstan did a decent job after the collapse of the USSR as well, yet not at the same prominence of Kazakhstan.

Author — Alex Joshua


Its most powerful nation on earths.. Even more powerful then U.S and
Sincerely Borat Sagdiyev

Author — Zeeangelofdeath