While its no Borat, the monument to Kazakh independence dedicated by Nursultan Nazarbayev makes me wonder.
How can Kazakhstan celebrate independence with a hunter on a griffin? Neither founded the modern Kazakh state.
A more appropriate statue would incorporate Stalin, the delineator of the Kazakh republic within the Soviet Union, and Yeltsin or Gorbachev, both of which can claim credit for Soviet devolution.
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