πŸ‡°πŸ‡Ώ Kazakhstan's Hard Sell | 101 East

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Fancy visiting a lake that is famous for now being a dry ship cemetery? Or how about visiting the world's largest tent?
Welcome to Kazakhstan, the former closed Soviet state that promises tourists a bewildering array of attractions unlikely to be found elsewhere.

Poised strategically between Europe and Asia, Kazakhstan has long been largely ignored by the West or parodied in Hollywood.
Now it is putting out the welcome mat for foreign tourists and seeking to reinvent itself as a player on the international diplomatic stage.

But with a poor human rights record, restrictions on the press, and an authoritarian government, 101 East asks if Kazakhstan is too hard a sell.

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I really wanna visit Kazakhstan someday. I'm totally fascinated with central Asian countries

Author β€” Java Kuppa


Democracy... Al Jazeera is talking about democracy... Qatar is the Democratic stronghold.

Author β€” Alexandr Yun


Looking at the demographic of the population, we can tell immediately this country is like a cross road between Europe and Asia. Looks like an interesting country to visit one day.

Author β€” Dan C


'MURICA: kazakhstan has oil? THEY NEED DEMOCRACY.

Author β€” mukhtaar abdirahman


I feel sorry for those who suffered at the hand of the president. At the same time though, I think it's best if he stay in power. Just like Saddam Hussein who was heavy handed, but kept the country stable. Kazakhstan needs stability and economic growth over all other things. Freedom can come later once the country is developed. We don't want Kazakhstan to turn into Iraq right?

Author β€” mutaween464


It looks like a city from the future, all it needs is flying cars lol.

Author β€” Autumn Aurora


Love Kazakhstan! Would love to go there one day and try there food, looks pretty delicious! Too bad there are barely any Kazakh restaurants here in Canada but definitely looking forward to going to the country and trying it and would be better!

Author β€” Koalafication


Only post-soviet country without wars?? What about Baltic countries..

Author β€” Lord of mangoes


The human rights issues in Kazakhstan is too high, lets being them some Libyan style democracy.

Author β€” Rony Koshy


Compliments to our colleagues of AL Jazeera, for having produced a clip of real things.

Author β€” Mikhail Lermontov


Landlocked countries always have a tough time developing its economy. The only exception enriched itself with the holocaust victims' gold.

Author β€” Jaiiy Ouhz


''the president has been too good for too long... not too long, for a long time already" :D:D:D:D

Author β€” lkrnpk


Acting like the oil reserves won't run out one day. What happens then?

Author β€” Gobshite MGC


I love it.
People aiming to improve their lifes through proactive action.

Author β€” Internet Entity


Kazakistan the new economic power house of Eur-Asia

Author β€” Farooq Ishaq


Kazakhs' ancestors are:
*Saka tribes
*Turcik-Mongolian tribes.

Generally speaking, Kazakhs' ancestors had one of the strongest and biggest empires in Asia.

Author β€” IlDair Zulharnai


6:19 " It"s number one in Kazakhstan" :D

Author β€” Sinan Bence Erdal


Kazakhstan is the only Turkic state I can admire...

Author β€” Russian wolf Doranikov


A Qatari news agency talking about human rights? Funny.

Author β€” Browns Fan


My Russian teacher was from Kazakhstan and she was such a nice humorous lady. I really wish to visit Kazakhstan one day...

Author β€” Rα΄Κα΄€ΚŸ Rα΄€Κ™Κ™Ιͺα΄›