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Character Assassination

by | 15th, November 2005

‘THE CIA’s World Fact Book describes Kazakhstan thus: “Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity; expanding the development of the country’s vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets.”

‘And after you’ve milked the goat…’

But there is one other pressing issue affecting life in the land that “extends from the Volga to the Altai Mountains and from the plains in western Siberia to oases and desert in Central Asia”.

The largest of the former Soviet republics in territory, excluding Russia, has a problem: Borat Sagdiyev.

As the Express reports, Borat is the creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, the man who gave the world the Ali G TV character.

And it seems that not only is Borat not all that funny over here, but he’s going down in Kazakhstan as well as Bernard Manning at the Race Relations Board’s annual charity fundraiser.

The government of the landlocked county (border countries: China 1,533 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,051 km, Russia 6,846 km, Turkmenistan

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