By Viktor Khrapunov,Nicki Challinger
The guy waging this unequal battle is Viktor Khrapunov. He was mayor of Almaty, Kazakhstan´s biggest urban, and the country´s power Minister earlier than he used to be pressured into exile. From Switzerland, the place he now lives along with his kinfolk, he brings fees opposed to the rule of thumb of Nursultan Nazarbayev, so one can quickly achieve its twenty-fifth year.
Nazarbayev, at first welcomed as a tender, dynamic president, has develop into a reckless and unpredictable dictator through the years. From the abusive privatization of the country´s mineral assets and thriving corruption to non-public intrigues and the stone-cold removal of political opponents—Khrapunov´s account of the felony wheeling and working of this self-styled ´ruler of the state´ tells it the way it is.
Based on Khrapunov´s insider wisdom from the hallways of world energy, his tale is usually a revelation of Western apathy in the direction of a brutal dictatorial regime. This gripping autobiographical narrative is helping the reader know the way Kazakhstan has built politically from the cave in of the Soviet Union to the trendy day, and the way it may blossom right into a democratic state.