The Post-Independence History of Kazakhstan, Charted

by Joshua Foust on 12/15/2011 · 1 comment

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.

The recent history of Kazakhstan, compiled by Portland Communications (which includes the government of Kazakhstan as a client).

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.


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Arto Carpus December 22, 2011 at 12:53 am

1941 – Deportation of Jews to Kazakhstan
A very original interpretation indeed

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