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Dark shadows : inside the secret world of Kazakhstan
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Éditeur I.B. Tauris
Année 2019
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Dark shadows : inside the secret world of Kazakhstan
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Description
1 vol. (xvi-303 pages) : carte ; 23 cm
Notes
Bibliogr. p. 289-290. Index
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Classification Dewey
958.45/086
Contenu
Arise, Kazakhstan ; A family affair ; Don't mess with the boss ; Fault lines in the feel-good factor ; Publish and be damned ; Trials and tribulations ; Bread and circuses ; Back to the USSR ; Stop the presses ; Kingdom of the Kazakhs ; Mother Russia ; Death to the past ; The Gulag Archipelago ; Exile of the innocents ; Sparks of tension ; December of discontent ; Lure of the land ; Homeward bound ; Keeping the faith ; Opium of the people ; Culture wars ; The curse of corruption ; The shrinking sea ; The wasteland ; The ranch ; The slumbering steppe ; The collective farm
Résumé
"Money is flooding into Kazakhstan. The country is home to vast gas and oil deposits, and its staggering level of international investment is increasing year by year. And yet, Kazakhstan effectively looks and feels like a Cold War state. Its president for the last 26 years, Nursaltan Nazarbayev, is a ruthless dictator who believes in telepathy (visitors to national monuments can place their hands on a golden handprint and send him telepathic messages) and recently constructed a 56-metre glass pyramid in which 100 Kazakhstani religious leaders will meet to discuss the future of the world. This book teases out the strange and fascinating conditions of present-day Kazakhstan-- a state haunted by disappearances, buried uranium mines, corruption and gangsterdom at the highest levels of power" (ed.)
ISBN
978-1-78453-861-3
1-78453-861-2
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