Today I was contacted by a representative from Portland Communications, which handles some PR issues for the government of Kazakhstan (and occasionally writes cringe-inducing “wow they’re not all Borat” articles about it). The thing is, they actually put together a pretty, well… pretty graphic of the country’s recent history, which I think is worth sharing. Click to enlarge.
Tomorrow, December 16, Kazakhstan will celebrate 20 years of independence from the USSR. It was the last of the former Soviet states to declare independence, and has remained close to Moscow ever since. There is a lot to think about in terms of what that means, but I’ll have more on that soon.