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Kazakhstan reforms meet skepticism in shadow of Russia's war

Amid 'cosmetic' changes, critics say Tokayev missing chance to break Kremlin's grip

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivers a speech during a festival in Almaty on March 21.   © Reuters

ALMATY -- Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is steadily dismantling predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev's regime and business interests, including a broad clampdown on cryptocurrency mining this month that named and shamed members of the former leader's inner circle.

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