When a dissident-turned-independent-journalist meets a communist-minister turned-post-communist-president, they are bound to challenge each other. Kazak President Nursultan Nazarbayev is one of the most controversial leaders in Central Asia. His Moscow critics accuse him of fostering Kazak nationalism and discriminating against Russians. In Kazakstan, the nationalist opposition sees him as a Russian-speaking apparatchik who is entrenching […]

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