Recently, the number of Russian startups has increased in our “sales funnel”. This is understandable. The Russian economy is experiencing a crisis due to the war, the threat of mobilization has driven many businessmen and startups out of the country, including quite adequate, talented entrepreneurs. They are trying to find a use for their powers in a more predictable and …Read more
I am ready to believe and follow the political force whose leaders do not hate their opponents, do not try to destroy them or eliminate them from the political scene, do not block their broadcasting channels, do not remove them from friends in social networks, do not erase their comments, take criticism with dignity, without offense, are ready to compromise …Read more
When Kazakhstan adopted a law on criminal liability for the dissemination of false information, I was sympathetic to this news.
I understand perfectly well that a false rumor about the bankruptcy of a bank can cause an outflow of deposits from it and lead to its real bankruptcy.
Or, let’s say, a rumor about an impending earthquake in Almaty can …Read more
What do North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Russia, Belarus and other similar countries have in common?
All these countries are united by hatred of the United States and the Western way of life, that is, liberal democratic values. Why? What is the pattern here?
Maybe these are the countries of the East, and we are talking about the eternal confrontation between …Read more
What is a titular nationality?
This is the nationality that gave the name to our state, and this is the nationality whose language and culture are considered the main ones in our country, determine its identity among other countries of the world.
When foreigners talk about Kazakhstan, they understand that our national language is Kazakh, not Russian, Ukrainian or Uighur, …Read more
For many years, Kazakhstanis have been suffering from corruption in the country and demand to eradicate or at least reduce it. But all these calls are aimed only at fighting the consequences, not the causes. It’s like weeding the leaves of a weed without uprooting the root of the plant itself.
In fact, corruption is a direct consequence of the …Read more
There are two types of dictators.
The first is “kings” or “khans”.
They appropriate power for a long time and “squeeze” the maximum of material benefits out of it, become the richest people in their country, their family members and friends are firmly established in the Forbes list, they own yachts, airplanes, newspapers, steamships.
The “Kings” have so much money …Read more
After the announcement of mobilization by Russian President Putin on September 21, a mass of Russians who did not agree to fight with Ukraine poured into Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan has an ambiguous attitude to this phenomenon.
Some Kazakhstanis are dissatisfied with this. And they have reasons for that.
Genetic fear of dissolving into a more numerous nationality. Kazakhs, being nomads, …Read more
I remember, in my pioneer childhood, the most terrible crime that Soviet propaganda imputed to America was its desire to destroy the Soviet Union. We were told that Uncle Sam was asleep and saw fraternal republics running to their corners, competing with each other and even feuding. It was believed that due to this, the main competitor of the USA, …Read more
In Kazakhstan’s social networks, there was a discussion about whether to indicate people’s nationality in their documents.
Personally, I hold the view that official relations within and between States are important for official information about a person that entails some legal consequences. For example, if the passport says that this is a citizen of Kazakhstan, then he can come to …Read more