Thirty years ago, Kazakhstan was the last of the 15 republics to declare its independence from the USSR. Not all of the hopes that encouraged the nation back then came true, but not all of the pessimistic forecasts of the experts either, reports forbes.kz
Kazakhstan, unlike most post-Soviet countries, has managed to avoid military conflicts with its neighbors. Democracy and political freedoms did not work out too well, but economically the country made its way to the ‘solid middle class, and in the regional context even to the leaders.
Over the past 30 years, Kazakhstan has established diplomatic relations with 186 countries and transformed into one of the dynamically developing economies of Eurasia and a reputable diplomatic voice on the world stage.