The most vast of the former Soviet republics after Russia, Kazakhstan stretches on both sides of the Ural River and straddles Asia and Europe. From the snowbound Altai Mountains to the Caspian Sea, the sparsely populated country boasts breathtaking views. Traditionally dependent on the export of its natural resources like oil, gas and uranium, the country is trying to diversify its economy.
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