By Chokan Laumulin, Murat Laumulin
Here's a well-informed, concise advent to the tradition and background of the big territory of Kazakhstan, corresponding to the scale of Western Europe, situated on the centre of geographical Eurasia. Written by way of brothers, one a unusual student and the opposite renowned in Kazakhstan's media the booklet specializes in the Kazakh those who this present day make up over part the inhabitants of a few 15 million. themes lined contain Kazakhstan's old history together with the Soviet legacy, its geography and the nationwide psychology, faith and tradition and the way to do enterprise. Kazakhstan first seemed at the international degree in 2001 with the outlet of its oil pipeline linking its mammoth Tengiz oil box with the Russian Black Sea port of Novorosslysk, and extra commonly popularized in 2006 due to the humor of British comic Sacha Baron Cohen in his movie "Borat".
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Built into this system were various corporate, group-based and social interests, which by no means promoted national unity in the young Kazakhstan nation in the process of its formation. The main external issue was expressed primarily in the fact that the overwhelming part of the so-called Russian-speaking population was accustomed to living not in Kazakhstan but in the USSR. Therefore, it was natural that after the fall of the empire their sympathies shifted automatically to Russia. qxp 6/30/09 6:29 PM Page 26 The Kazakhs German population voted with their feet: the first half of the 1990s saw mass emigration of the Germans of Kazakhstan to Germany, which had a considerable downward impact on the economy.
Qxp 6/30/09 6:29 PM Page 42 The Kazakhs soon celebrated as a symbol of the liberation movement; a kind of Kazakh Robin Hood. The ever-changing military and political situation forced Osman Batyr to either fight with the Uygurs against the Chinese, or against the Uygurs, the Russians, the Mongols, etc.
They do not speak Russian and their Kazakh tongue has a strong Turkish accent. e. These are the Kazakhs whom history has flung to the distant corners of the world and further, yet they still see themselves as Kazakhs. , where more than two million Kazakhs are concentrated). The history of the resettlement and movement of the Kazakh clan families from their native steppes is worthy of comparison with the biblical Exodus. qxp 6/30/09 6:29 PM Page 40 The Kazakhs Empire and Ablai-Khan was manoeuvring between Russia and Qing China, trying to preserve the Kazakh state.
The Kazakhs: Children of the Steppes by Chokan Laumulin, Murat Laumulin