Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN 101 OR HOW TO OTABEK

THERE YOU GO YURI ON ICE FANDOM.

Disclaimer: this is in no way a fully comprehensive guide. This is just me trying to put together basics for people who are unfamiliar with Kazakhstan/Kazakhs to start their writing/research.

I am an ethnic Kazakh female, citizen of Kazakhstan, Almaty, bisexual, upper middle class, currently in college in the US. My experience is in no way representative of all kazakhs and Kazakhstan citizens. However, I think it’s pretty close to Otabek’s.

This is really, really long and kinda convoluted, but if you can bear it –– welcome!

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Found a bunch of new posters with Soviet republics emblems and patterns. And a bonus double-sided poster with the Russian alphabet. I don’t think I can find second copies of these, so first come first serve! Published in 1988.
(Sorry for the bad photos, we get aweful daylight these days with all the rains)

See all posters on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SovietPostcards?section_id=19367225

Bakhtiar a  Kazakh boy on his way to the annual Eagle Festival with his family photography by ©Hamid Sardar - hamirsardarphoto.com

Mongolia’s far western province of Bayan-Ölgii, an area mainly inhabited by the Kazakh ethnic minority.

“From his series Dark Heavens, which celebrates the spiritual connection between Mongolia’s nomadic communities and their animals.”

  • Old Dude seeing me on my phone: Why don't you read the news instead of tweeting and texting.
  • Me: I'm actually reading an article from The Economist on my phone about Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan's mock elections. What are your thoughts on the topic?
  • Old Dude taken aback: I don't know.
  • Me: Well then why don't you read the news instead of chastising teenagers on their phones?