Kazakhstan: The Nomad Will Sail Again

7 Apr

Lord Venal has received this heartfelt, tear-stained appeal by a civic-minded patriot on behalf of a young man in need and commends it to readers’ attention.

On reading the leaked documents from the Panama Papers, I felt – like many – acute pain and sadness over the revelations affecting our beloved homeland Kazakhstan. I was particularly pained to learn about the sufferings of the young man Nurali Aliyev, who has seen his very own yacht cruelly taken away from him. This is a man who, at the tender age of just 4, took on the responsibility of being the president’s grandson. A man who took on the onerous responsibility of running a bank when he was just 22. In addition to his many other tasks he also reluctantly agreed to be deputy akim of Astana though, in grief at his recent devastating loss, has chosen to withdraw into seclusion.

Even recounting the sad tale of his yacht brings tears to my eyes. Although it was purchased in 2008, Nurali was too devoted to his duties to spare even half a day to sail on her. Then, while in transit in the Mediterranean, the modest vessel was grievously damaged in a storm. Without the funds to repair his beloved yacht, Nurali was forced to part with her for just one British pound. With scarcely a tenge to his name, Nurali’s dreams of having a yacht once more died with the enforced sale.

This fine servant of the people has toiled tirelessly for the good of his nation, never seeking publicity for himself but content to remain in the shadows. Will our nation remain indifferent to his suffering? Please give generously (and anonymously) to the fund to replace his stricken yacht. All donations to:

The New Nomad Fund
Samruk-Kazyna (BVI) Ltd.
PO Box 1
Road Town


One Response to “Kazakhstan: The Nomad Will Sail Again”

  1. mukul chand April 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    ha ha, nice fund raiser.

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