Kazakhstan, Asian or European?! Explained briefly


The USSR is one of the weirdest Empires in history since after its collapse, despite their similarities, none of the offsprings are alike, even the ones in Central Asia. Each one had a completely different destiny which we previously explained briefly in three posts.

Kazakhstan is one of the former Soviet states that could successfully move on to a better future.

Let’s see how these European Asians are living!

Recent History of Kazakhstan

In recent history, Kazakhstan was a member of the USSR and became an independent country on December 10, 1991. Soon after that, they started planning to bring Kazakh citizens back to the country to become the majority of their population.

After that, they discovered Oil and Gas reserves that boomed the economy significantly. In 1997, the government moved the capital to Astana (renamed Nur-Sultan on 23 March 2019) from Almaty, the country’s largest city, where it had been established under the Soviet Union.

Nur Sultan was built out of nothing and now it’s as modern as possible which is very interesting!

People in Kazakhstan

About %70 of people in Kazakhstan identify as Kazakh while about %20 are Russian.
The interesting part about Kazakhs is that although their Official language is Kazakh (That looks like Mongolian and Turkish) and the second one is Russian but most people still rather speaking Russian over Kazakh! They are obsessed with Russian TV shows and love to travel there!
Kazakhstan connects central Asia to Europe which had its influence on how people look. They mostly have white skin with Asian-style Eyes and sometimes light-colored hair!
Although most people are Muslim, the government tried its best to establish a secular state that was a huge success especially since people’s Islam style is different from the Middle Eastern style.

What to do in Kazakhstan

Shymbulak Ski Resort in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a cold country and this world-class Ski Resort represents it the best! It’s located near the former capital, Almaty.

Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center in Kazakhstan

having the Guinness world record for Tallest tensile structure, this huge modern tent is a big shopping center with a Beach at the top which means you can enjoy the beachfront during winter time when it’s -15 °C (5 °F) outside!

Almaty in Kazakhstan

The Ex-capital of Kazakhstan is a big modern city with a lot of things to do, especially the beautiful monuments, showing off at each corner!

View of Almaty from the hills

Nur Sultan (Astana) Kazakhstan’s capital

Being Kazakhstan’s capital since 10 June 1998, this city has won a peace medal, awarded by UNESCO. It’s impressive to see how they built this modern city in only a few years (Something like Dubai).

Do you have any opinions or recommendations? Share them with us in the comments below.

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31 thoughts on “Kazakhstan, Asian or European?! Explained briefly

    1. Me too! The title of building new capitals belongs to Iran. They changed their capital every 100 years or even sooner!
      I’ll write a post about it later!
      Thanks for the inspiration! 😊

  1. You need to try Kazakh chocolate! Everyone thinks they have tasted it all when they have German chocolate. No. Kazakh chocolate is an undiscovered gem and the best I’ve ever tasted!

  2. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. This article is interesting and packed with great information. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.

  3. My friend: You have a special blog. Keep sending us the great images and words. We’re looking forward to it. Always like learning about others folks home’s and countrie’s.

  4. Great blog post on Kazakhstan.

    I think that all the -stan countries shared a similar history, forget long the Silk Road and the (un)avoidable poppy and heroine trade.

    Much like its sister and neighbor Afghanistan, Kazakhstan handled the best that it could the USSR invasion and the scars left behind.

    I have a post explaining The Golden Triangle on my blog.

      1. I far preferred Kyrgyzstan and am sooo upset as was supposed to leave in 2 weeks for Uzbekistan and Tadjikistan and the airline have cancelled, of course.. Next year June.. 😉

  5. Thanks for this good information on Kazakhstan, a place I know very little about. But your picture and commentary help very much. Thanks, too, for following Oh, the Places We See. It’s great to have you aboard taking a look at our travels. Wishing you all the best.

  6. Enjoyed learning more about Kazakstan – loved the look of the modern city… Thank you for visiting my blog. Best wiishes to you and yours…

  7. I had no idea how great Kazakhstan is! I have a Kazakh friend but never asked her about her country! After quarantine, I will ask her if we survive from Covid-19! lol

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