Borat's Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan tour guide!Very Nice!
After nearly two decades of rejecting Sacha Baron Cohen’s satirical depiction of Kazakhstan in Borat Sagdiyev, the country’s tourism board has finally given in and embraced the ‘Very Nice!’ publicity he brings.
The first film’s version of the Kazakhstan national anthem begins with the words: “Kazakhstan greatest country in the world, all other countries run by little girls.” (The true anthem begins: “Sky of golden sun, steppe of golden seed”.)
However, following the release of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm on Friday, October 23, the tourism board has finally given in to the ‘any publicity is good publicity’ mentality.
The idea for the campaign came from American Dennis Keen, who travelled to the country on a high school exchange, then studied with a Kazakh professor at Stanford University. He now lives in Almaty, where he gives walking tours, the New York Times reported.
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Sources: UNILAD, TheGuardian
Nur-Sultan Tour Guide
Emerald Towers, the tallest skyscrapers are located in the youngest capital of the world, Nur Sultan
Nur-Sultan as known between 1998 and 2019 as Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan.
In March 2019, it was renamed Nur-Sultan in honour of the departing Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
It stands on the banks of the Ishim River in the northern part of Kazakhstan, within the Akmola Region.