Qazaqstan: “Let’s Drink Beer on the Streets!”

16 Nov

17 November 2017

Eager young members of the presidential Nur Otan party have leapt into action across Kazakhstan to create “Let’s Drink Beer on the Streets!” groups to emulate their leader. Young people can be seen in towns and cities across Kazakhstan draped in the party and national flags gathering in groups to quaff cans of Kazbrew, despite the plummeting winter temperatures.

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Cheers from Almaty!

The groups were founded to honour President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s comments while meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Chelyabinsk on 9 November that he had done just that when he was studying and working there. “Our president was too modest over many years in keeping to himself this heroic act,” one local group member told Kazaxia. “Let’s honour our president and follow in his footsteps.” (Kazaxia notes that this young man’s footsteps were none too steady.)

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“This instant response by Kazakhstan’s young people shows their determination to follow the inspirational leadership of their president,” a Nur Otan spokesperson told Kazaxia. “If only all our youth were dedicated to such fine patriotic ideals.”

 

Kazaxia can only drink to this.

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