About the Book – Kazakhstan: Surprises and Stereotypes After 20 Years of Independence
Kazakhstan: Surprises and Stereotypes After 20 Years of Independence
by Jonathan Aitken
Hardcover Book, 216 pages
Jonathan Aitken has written an insightful and illuminating portrait of 21st Century Kazakhstan as it approaches its 20th Anniversary of independence from the former Soviet Union. Surprises abound in Aitken’s lively pages as he captures the creative tensions between Old and New Kazakhstan. Thanks to his unique access, the author has probed the darkest corners of the fading Soviet mentality in areas such as the prisons, the KGB stations and the torture cases. He has also enjoyed the bright lights of the country’s cultural renaissance, particularly in Almaty with its four orchestras, 19 theatres, 27 concert halls and Opera Houses.
Books by Author:- Jonathan Aitken