From a Birkin bag to bitcoin: Kazakhstan’s protests in six objects
What's behind the country's instability? Following president Nursultan Nazarbayev's 2019 retirement, Kazakhstan, once believed to be the most prosperous and stable of countries that emerged from the Soviet Union, is now on the edge of chaos. The unrest runs deeper than rising fuel prices which sparked the January 2022 protests, resulting in dozens killed and thousands detained, which brought the citizens' rage bubbling to the surface. From lavish gifts to owning property on London's billionaires' row, Simon Long breaks down the protests and instability into six parts.