YEKSHEMESH | Kazakhstan reverses itself on “BORAT”

Thank-yous were probably long overdue

Kazakhstan on Monday made a public show of gratitude towards the 2006 comedy "Borat" for having massively contributed to the development of tourism in the central Asian state. Upon its release, the film, which describes Kazakhstan as backward and barbaric, had been banned immediately in that country. "After the release of this film, the number of visas issued by Kazakhstan has been multiplied ... more >