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Borat theme played at medal ceremony

Organisers were mortified to discover they’d downloaded the wrong song for the Kazakhstan anthem. When Kazakh shooter Maria Dmitrienko stood on the pe…

Happy 20th Birthday, Kazakhstan!

Kristina Postnikova / Shutterstock.com The largest country in Central Asia—it’s as big as all of Western Europe combined—turns 20 years old today, and to celebrate, here’s a list of ten random facts about everyone’s favorite Kazakh-speaking ‘Stan. 1. For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Borat, the fictional reporter invented by the English comedian Sasha Baron Cohen, [...]