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Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan

Author: Jonathan Aitken
Publisher: London : Continuum, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jonathan Aitken skilfully analyses the country's achievements in all its complexity to explain Kazakhstan and Nazarbayev's emergence on the international stage. Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. Much of the existing narrative revolves around the country's first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. But his life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Nursultan Nazarbaev; Nursultan Nazarbaev; Nursultan A Nazarbaev; Nursultan A Nazarbaev
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Aitken
ISBN: 9781441153814 1441153810
OCLC Number: 277204424
Description: ix, 269 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ancestry and childhood --
Student and steelworker --
Young communist, young husband, young rebel --
Climbing the party ladder --
A frustrated prime minister 1984-1986 --
December 1986 and its consequences --
The coup and the breakup --
The birth pains of independence --
To nuclear or not to nuclear --
New currency --
new constitution --
new economy --
Russia, the Caspian and China --
Entering the 21st century part I --
the domestic president --
Entering the 21st century part II --
the international president --
A capital vision.
Responsibility: Jonathan Aitken.

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Kazakhstan is colossal in size, complicated in its history, colourful in its culture and is a nation state that most outsiders know little of. This title analyses the country's achievements in its  Read more...

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