Kazakhstan election: Snap poll called as President Nursultan Nazarbayev bids to extend his 27-year rule (independent.co.uk)
"In an attempt to cling on to power amid discontent at falling oil prices in the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called a snap election."
Kazakhstan country profile (bbc.com)
"A huge country the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan has vast mineral resources and enormous economic potential."
In Kazakhstan, fears of becoming the next Ukraine (washingtonpost.com)
"A volatile mix building in Kazakhstan contains the same ingredients that ignited in Ukraine: a Russian minority that says it fears being under siege, rising anti-Russian nationalist sentiment and pressure on the Russian language."
The Dilemma in the Nation-Building Process:The Kazakh or Kazakhstani Nation? (ecmi.de)
"The fall of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new nation states in post-Soviet