Kazakhstan: Furious political change behind the unrest

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Kazakhstan’s violent protests may have been sparked by soaring fuel prices, but they have become a catalyst for broader dissent.

With the influx of foreign troops into the country to quell the unrest, the enduring power of Kazakstan’s Nursultan Nazarbaev, the strongman who reigned after the Soviet collapse, may now be on the wane.

Read more about Sky’s Diana Magnay in Kazakhstan here: https://news.sky.com/story/kazakhstan-palace-intrigue-and-seismic-shifts-as-president-gathers-power-away-from-predecessors- shadow-12512985

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In this story: Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country mostly located in Central Asia with a smaller portion west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe.

Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world. It has a population of 18.3 million and has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Since 1997, the capital has been Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana. It was moved from Almaty, the country’s largest city.

Kazakhstan was the last of the Soviet republics to declare independence upon the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Kazakhstan is Central Asia’s most economically dominant nation, generating 60% of the region’s GDP, primarily through its oil and gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources. Kazakhstan is a member of the United Nations (UN), WTO, CIS, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Eurasian Economic Union, CSTO, OSCE, OIC, CCTS and TURKSOY.

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