The author of the book: Dina Zhansagimova|
Format files: PDF, EPUB
The size of the: 859 KB
Date of issue: 12/3/2013
Description of the book "Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture":
Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as a PDF modern state with far-reaching ambitions. It has developed rapidly over the last decade, raising a brand-new capital in the middle of its vast, empty grasslands, and stepping up to take the leading position in the region. Blessed with great reserves of oil, gas, and mineral resources, it ePub is politically and economically stable, and the richest country in Central Asia.
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The seemingly endless expanse of the Kazakh Steppe takes visitors by surprise. In the east and southeast the terrain eventually changes to picturesque highlands and mountains, providing natural habitats for a number of PDF rare animal and bird species. Once home to ancient civilizations, this immense land has yielded a wealth of archaeological artefacts.
The modern Kazakh people emerged from the rise and fall of a succession of medieval Turkic states before being absorbed into the Russian Empire. They were pastoral nomads ePub, self-sufficient, free, and famously adaptable. Their openness and generosity of spirit have survived against all the odds of a grim history. Today Kazakhstan is open for business, and receptive again to outside cultural influences.
Culture Smart! Kazakhstan introduces Western readers to this complex, unknown people PDF. It guides you through their traditions, customs, and social values. It describes how they behave at work, at home, at leisure, and on the street, and what they eat and drink. There are vital tips on communicating, and invaluable insights into Kazakhstan’s dynamic business culture and economy.