Recently, YouGov conducted a survey from 7,150 US citizens. The question asked was “Do you consider the countries listed below to be a friend or an enemy of the United States?” The number of listed countries was 144, but only 15 were randomly selected for each participant. The response options were “Ally”, “Friendly”, “Unfriendly”, “Enemy” or “Not Sure” for each country.
What about the reaction of Kazakhs to the scandalous comedy? Well, as we have many patriots, almost everyone was furious to be called a citizen of a country full of prostitutes, ugly, poor and uncivilized. However, minority did not care and, on the contrary, thought it is a good advertisement for our country. So did our first and for now last President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, think. Continue reading “Did anyone say “Borat”? (part II)”
Kazakhstan was not considered to be a real place and was little known across the world after its independency was announced back in 1991. However, since the British-American comedy film “Borat” by Sacha Baron Cohen was screened in Toronto film festival (September, 2006) for the first time, now every second foreigner immediately shouts out “Oh, Kazakhstan-land of Borat!” after having heard the country’s name. Continue reading “Did anyone say “Borat”? (part I)”