Kazakhstan: In Restive Oil Town, Astana’s Outreach Meets Anger

Officials in Kazakhstan are trying to listen to disgruntled residents of Zhanaozen, the scene of violent clashes last December that left at least 17 dead. The problem is, goodwill ambassadors from Astana are not saying the things that seething citizens want to hear.

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Nate Schenkkan is a Bishkek-based journalist.

Kazakhstan: In Restive Oil Town, Astana’s Outreach Meets Anger

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