Friday, July 24, 2015

Nearly a Million Ethnic Kazakhs have Returned to Kazakhstan Since 1991

Paul Goble

            Staunton, July 24 – Nearly a million ethnic Kazakhs have returned to Kazakhstan since 1991 where they now make up ten percent of the total population and have contributed to the increasing dominance of Kazakhs over ethnic Russians and other groups, according to a new book, “The Kazakh Diaspora and Repatriation 1991-2012.”

            Kulgazira Baltabayeva, the lead author, spoke at the book’s presentation this week. She provided a wealth of statistical data from the book and also updated the figures to include immigration flows over the last three years (

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