Kazakhstan’s thriving uranium industry provides the makings for more than one-third of the world’s nuclear fuel.
The suicide rate in several former Soviet-bloc countries is more than six times higher for men than women.
Once the Soviet Union’s nuclear guinea pig, Kazakhstan made a tough call on nukes of its own when the Iron Curtain fell.
In the Wild, Wild East of 1990s Kazakhstan, life was difficult and dangerous. Made only more so by traveling around with a suitcase of cash.
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In Central Asia, officials are trying to fight the advance of one of the world’s most insidious holidays. Good luck with that.