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In a surprise, Kazakhstan gets new prime minister
Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 10:08 AM EDT

Posted on 04/02/2014 10:47:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The prime minister of Kazakhstan unexpectedly announced his resignation Wednesday and was swiftly replaced by his influential predecessor.

All three parties in the oil-rich Central Asian nation’s parliament voted to approve Karim Masimov, 49, as the new head of government. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: karimmasimov; kazakhstan; nursultannazarbayev; serikakhmetov; twitter
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 10:47:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is very interesting because Kazakhstan has a history of being ant-Russia.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 10:52:54 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva

Kazakhstan is not anti-Russia...

And I bet that Russia OK’d this move.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 10:57:39 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Olog-hai

I guess that I should have mentioned that I et a Russian from Kazakhstan. He told me that the Russians had been sent there to more or less occupy the country and they had no choice, that they had just been relocated. He said that the Russian immigrants made a life for themselves in Kazakhstan and were responsible for most of the modernization. He said that resented the Russians and were putting extreme limits on their freedom in the country and denying their children the right to attend school in the country. He said that many of the Russian Kazakhs have come to America.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 11:00:05 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Thunder90

Maybe things have changed their since my neighbor emigrated from Kazakhstan.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 11:02:03 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Olog-hai

That was easy.

How do we get Prime Minister and Head Potentate Barackus Obama to resign like that?


6 posted on 04/02/2014 11:04:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The future ain't what it use to be -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Olog-hai

I avoid visiting the stan countries and recommend the same.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 11:11:52 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Eva

Kazakhstan was one of the countries that voted for Russia’s takeover of Crimea.

Russia has a massive presence in Kazakhstan, including the Balkinor Cosmodrome and various testing ranges, as well as military bases. Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Russia are founding members of the Eurasian union and Commonwealth of “independent” states, and Russia and Kazakhstan are members of the Shanghai Cooperative Organization


8 posted on 04/02/2014 11:16:24 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Thunder90

Ha, ha. Not to mention that about 50% of the retired Russian/Soviet military live in Almaty. That city is basically “company” town, complete with Officers club, clubs for retired non-coms, etc. Almaty is basically the Kazach version of Switzerland.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 11:36:40 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: WinMod70

What does “Stan” in the countries name mean?


10 posted on 04/02/2014 11:44:53 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: Olog-hai

11 posted on 04/02/2014 11:49:10 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: tayper
-stan
12 posted on 04/02/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: tayper

I get the impression that STAN is used to mean LAND, or LAND OF. Just as with some arabic names, AL is used to express FROM, or FROM THE LAND OF. See Ashraf al-Khamaisi, a writer of fiction.


13 posted on 04/02/2014 11:56:21 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: tayper

Afghanistan Kazakhstan Pakistan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan

stan meaning according to the interweb is place or home some say land.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 11:57:56 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: Thunder90

Isn’t that essentially how Putin came back to power?


15 posted on 04/02/2014 12:12:58 PM PDT by afsnco
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3140103/posts


16 posted on 04/02/2014 12:41:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Olog-hai
In a surprise, Kazakhstan gets new prime minister


17 posted on 04/02/2014 12:45:47 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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