Kazakhstan Fetes Its President on Independence Day

Straight out of a Soviet playbook: "Every Kazakhstani must be provided with the opportunity to participate in the country's large-scale industrialization." (Paul Bartlett)

Kazakhstan is greeting Independence Day in style on December 16, with a riot of celebrations to mark this year's special anniversary—20 years since the oil-rich Central Asian nation was propelled into statehood as the Soviet Union collapsed around it.

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Kazakhstan Fetes Its President on Independence Day

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