Kazakhstan: Is Land Issue Foundation for Wider Anger?

Men gather to store grass as winter forage for livestock near the village of Sadu Shakirov in southern Kazakhstan in July 2011. The government’s plan to sell and rent large plots of farmland to foreigners has sparked demonstrations across the country. (Photo: UNDP)

Authorities are facing tough choices in Kazakhstan, as demonstrations against plans to sell and rent swathes of farming land threaten to evolve into a broader anti-government movement. Some analysts are cautioning that the situation is combustible.
 

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