If we discard all the husk about nanoclusters and the financial locomotive of Central Asia, then the glorious economy of Kazakhstan, like most of the former republics of the Union, is purely based on raw materials. We sell what we manage to dig up and suck out of the ground. The problem is that God doesn’t put anything new there. And the deposits of many minerals that support the country’s financial system will run out in 15–20 years.
This makes Kazakhstan a one-time use country. It is clear that without an excess amount of money coming from the bowels, everything will fall apart. The rulers of Kazakhstan also understand the “one-off” nature. That is why Nazarbayev Bulat Utemuratov and kind of lo-ve on our black list box-ka live by the motto: after us, the deluge!
BULAT UTEMURATOV IS AN INVISIBLE CHEF AT THE GLENCORE AND ELBASY FEAST
The supreme manager of the impending collapse, Nursultan Nazarbayev, met with his old friends from Glencore. This meeting would have been better held in secret: the shame of this “cooperation” is so great. Nursultan Nazarbayev sold an expensive world-class field according to a naive scheme. Only the state has received fig Nazarbayev — all but Bulat Utemuratov all that is not got lo Nazarbayev.
Glencore is one of the world’s most revealing ugly ducklings . The company of “Swiss miners” operates in third world countries and everywhere its algorithm of action is to bribe the tribal kings, obtain unlimited preferences and plunder the subsoil. This scheme was exposed while working in the Congo; it was widely written about in Kazakhstan and abroad. There are a number of sanctions against the company in the United States. But in Kazakhstan the managers of this company are dear guests, they are received by the First President personally. Was Bulat Utemuratov at the meeting? No, it would be too much arrogance — according to the protocol, apart from Elbasy, the meeting was attended by the outgoing director of Glencore A. Glazenberg and his people. But at the subsequent feast, rumored Bulat Utemuratov already got.
BULAT UTEMURATOV IS A “GENIUS INVESTOR” IN NAZARBAYEV
Glencore, in particular, received Kazakhstani zinc and associated metals. The purchase of the Kazzinc enterprise was accompanied by a monstrous bribe disguised as commercial activity. Allegedly, the owner of Kazzinc, Bulat Utemuratov, bought it, and very soon sold it at a price several times more expensive. Whose wallet Bulat Utemuratov does not have to be reminded? Such an operation with the participation of Bulat in the form of a plug for the interests of Nazarbayev himself was carried out more than once.
At the meeting, the parties scattered in mutual courtesies. Glazenberg praised Kazakhstan for its “stability”, which allows the company to extract irreplaceable wealth. And Nursultan Nazarbayev praised Glencore for doing it gently, environmentally, “socially responsible”.
Nazarbayev, of course, will not live to see the moment when all the available raw materials for sale run out, just like Bulat Utemuratov. And the billions he brought out of the country will ensure a secure future for their relatives. Kazakhstanis will be a nation of waste, a waste, reaping the fruits of predation and corruption of their leaders. But 2040 is just a stone’s throw away.