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Astride the great Ural river, the city of Atyrau is distinguished by the non-porous soil that lies beneath it, blocking all natural drainage. In winter, the river water rises, covering the paved roads and sidewalks in mud. Misha Glenny, McMafia
The huge reserves of oil and gas, about 50 per cent of Kazakhstan’s voluminous capacity, that sit 100 miles and more away at the bottom of the Caspian sea. ibid.
There are few signs that the electoral dictatorship of President Nursultan Nazarbayev has the capacity to distribute the money equally, although with such a small population, he and his oligarchic friends have a real opportunity to do so. ibid.
The corrupt system of governance that the oil revenues have fostered also generates a permissive environment in which flourishes one of the world’s most destructive criminal industries. ibid.
The decreasing availability of caviare in the Caspian has prompted the growth of one of the most profitable mafia operations in the former Soviet Union. ibid.
This is Natalia – she is my sister. She is number four prostitute in all of Kazakhstan. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 starring Sacha Baron Cohen & Ken Davitian & Pamela Anderson & Bob Barr & Alan Keyes & Luenell et al, director Larry Charles
My name-a Borat. I come from Kazakhstan. Can I say a-first, we support your war of terror! May we show our support to your boys in Iraq! May US and A kill every single terrorist! May your George Bush drink the blood of every single man, women, and child of Iraq! May you destroy their country so that for next thousand years not even a single lizard will survive in their desert! ibid.
Kazakhstan: a massive country in central Asia … Nursultan Nazarbayev has been president of Kazakhstan since 1991. And the funny thing about him is that almost everyone seems to like him. Ben Zand: Dictatorland I: Kazakhstan, BBC 2017
His government doesn’t seem to mind killing people too much. ibid.
Kazakhstan has masses of oil and gas. ibid.
Nazarbayev has made it illegal to criticise him. ibid.
Kazakhstan has become a laughing stock around the world … Since running of Jew has been cancelled, all Kazakhstan had left was Holocaust Remembrance Day where we commemorate our heroic soldiers who ran the camps. Borat: Subsequent MovieFilm 2020 starring Sacha Baron Cohen & Maria Bakalova & Dani Popescu & Tom Hanks & Manuel Vieru & Miroslav Tolj & Alin Popa & Ion Gheroghe & Nicolae Gheorghe et al, director Jason Woliner
It was time for me to return to Yankeeland to save my people. ibid.
Borat: Gift of Daughter to Mihkael Pence for Make Benefit Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan. ibid.
I prepare my daughter for market. And I am looking for suitable cage for her. ibid.
‘I will never get to live in a golden cage like Melania!’ ibid. daughter
What is more dangerous? This virus or the Democrats? ibid. Borat to rednecks
Central Asia: once part of the Soviet Union. It’s a region dominated by oil, Islam and enough radioactive waste to terrify the West. China, Russia and China are all vying for power here. The countries are strategically vital and they’re all called Stan. Simon Reeve: Holidays in the Danger Zone: Meet the Stans: Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan, BBC 2003
This is Kazakhstan, the largest of the central Asian countries collectively known as the Stans. It’s not a part of the world that really makes headlines in the West very often but if all the predictions about this region come true it soon will. ibid.
Potentially one of the most dangerous places in the world … a plague research centre. ibid.
The future of central Asia lies in these vast oil and gas reserves – the largest untapped energy reserves on the planet. ibid.
Kazakhstan is the wealthiest of the Stans. ibid.
A sleep epidemic has swept over Kalachi but the cause of it is yet unknown’ … ‘For two years since the first case was recorded, people of various ages have been fainting and then sleeping for several days. Sleepy Hollow: Unsolved Mystery of Slumbering Village, RT 2014, radio news
Sleepy valley, sleepy hollow: that’s what people call us. ibid. resident
In Soviet times the village was deemed top secret due to uranium mining. The mines were closed in 1980. ibid. caption
In one hour eight kids fell asleep. ibid. resident
Some people slept for a whole week. ibid.
Maybe it’s the heavy metals reacting with one another. ibid.
He’s [son] diagnosed with toxic encephalopathy. The doctor said the brain oedema is very slight and not dangerous at all. ibid.
The symptoms suggest it’s radon. ibid. resident
Is it a cover-up in Kazakhstan? Why are these central Asian villagers unable to stay awake? … A mysterious sleeping sickness strikes a Kazakhstan village … Conspiracies Decoded s1e7, Discovery 2020