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To the civil service-through the “back door”.

“Public procurement in our country has become synonymous with corruption.

However, there is another area that is subject to abuse, no less than tenders. This is the procedure for entering the civil service.

It would seem that the procedure for admission to state bodies is described in detail by laws and regulations. They even provide video recording of the interview. …

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Authoritarianism is a source of corruption.

Corruption is rampant only in a closed, opaque state apparatus.

The closeness of the state apparatus is possible only under an authoritarian regime.

An authoritarian regime is possible in the absence of political competition and democracy.

Therefore, it is useless to fight corruption in an authoritarian state, because some corrupt officials will be replaced by other corrupt officials.

We need …

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Flexibility of Body and Character

I’ve noticed an interesting pattern: the flexibility of a person’s body is directly related to the flexibility of their character.

For example, I have a friend who seems like he swallowed a stick. He has a slim and straight body, but it’s difficult for him to bend, lean, or twist: his torso seems to be frozen. His character is the …

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Egoism.

Human behavior is based on two basic instincts inherent in it genetically: the instinct of survival and the instinct of reproduction. These are fundamental instincts that are inherent in all living organisms existing in nature and thanks to which they have been preserved and developed.

People, as highly developed and highly organized beings, in the course of the evolution and …

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Criticism.

I could never understand people who don’t accept criticism.

They get offended by any comments addressed at them; zealously watching that no one makes caustic remarks behind their back; any unflattering statement and they’re ready to pounce at you with fists or sarcastically exclaim: “Look at yourself.”

I feel sorry for these people.

To hide from criticism is like turning …

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The atheist’s sermon 6. Religion and the state.

The atheist – preacher:

Religion and the state have always been the strongest structures in human society. Sometimes they competed with each other, but more often they collaborated.

At the dawn of human history, shaman priests occupied a significant position in the tribal hierarchy, as they allegedly had the ability to communicate with spirits and gods. Most often they did …

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An interview that didn’t happen.

Part 8. Language issue.

Correspondent of the “Medusa” edition:

– Mr. President, returning to the relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, please tell me, do you, as the president of the country, feel the growth of anti-Russian sentiment in Kazakhstan, what is happening all over the world now? Are you aware of the activity of the national patriots of Kazakhstan, in …

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An interview that didn’t happen.

Part 7. Defense of the country.

Correspondent of the “BBC”:

– Please tell me, Mr. President, even if you take a neutral position towards Russia, do you consider the threat of Russia’s invasion of Kazakhstan to be real? We can see from Mr. Putin’s rhetoric that he sees his mission in the reconstruction of the “great Russian empire”, including as …

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