Nazarbayev employs ‘resign-while-retaining-power’ strategy – a model Putin may use one day
Campaigners drawing attention to the Xinjiang detentions say Nur-Sultan’s public relations campaign is two-faced.
Nursultan Nazarbayev, the longtime leader of Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s richest country, has always had a rather particular sense of humor. Back in 1998 he moved the country’s capital from the cozy, sunny city of Almaty to a place called Akmola on the windswept northern steppe.
On March 19, 2019, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced he would be stepping down after nearly three decades in power.
On March 19, 78 years old Nursultan Äbisjuly Nazarbayev unexpectedly announced his resignation as President of Kazakhstan, referring to the need for “a new generation of leaders”.
The major economic strides made by energy-rich Kazakhstan during President Nursultan Nazarbaev's nearly 30-year reign often overshadow reports chronicling an undemocratic, repressive tenure punctuated by jailings and the suspicious deaths of opposition leaders, activists, and journalists.
In a sign of growing social and political turmoil in Central Asia, Kazakhstan’s 78-year-old president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been head of state of the country since its formation out of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, announced his immediate resignation on Tuesday, March 19.
NEW YORK (AP) – A Soviet-born convicted felon who labored on actual property offers with President Donald Trump was accused in a lawsuit Monday of plotting to make use of Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder cash allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan financial institution.
And can it be a model for other countries in the region to follow, namely Russia?
Sater helped hide millions in stolen funds in the U.S., including as down payments in Trump Soho, the Kazakhstan bank’s suit claims.
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