Kazakhs in Kiev

by Nathan Hamm on 11/29/2004 · 2 comments

Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan has a brief interview with Asilbek Kazhakhmetov, a Kazakh opposition leader who just returned from Kiev. (Russian, but Babelfish will give you a reasonable translation.) The picture that Asilbek Bazarbaevich paints of the situation in Ukraine is probably, umm… unrealistic.

But, it goes to show that opposition groups across the former USSR have their eyes on Ukraine and are trying to learn a thing or two.

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