Dmitriy Mazorenko is the editor of Kazakhstan independent online media Vlast.kz, and researches capitalism, social transformations, and mass culture.
Published in: oDR: OpinionToo little has changed in Kazakhstan in the year since ‘Bloody January’
A ‘New Kazakhstan’ was promised after last January’s deadly protests. It looks a lot like the old oligarchic order
Hundreds died in Kazakhstan’s ‘Bloody January’. Who were they?
In partnership with Kazakh media Vlast, we tell the stories of those who were killed or injured – some of whom are...
On the ground in Kazakhstan’s protests: what really happened?
What began as peaceful rallies over gas price hikes became widespread violence as Kazakhstanis took to the streets...
Kazakhstani couriers are pushing back against the gig economy
Workers pushed into unstable jobs by the pandemic are fighting against repressive local rules to set up their own trade union
Kazakhstan is caught in a vicious cycle of debt. The pandemic has only made it worse
A culture of credit was nurtured for years in the Central Asian state, but now many left jobless by the pandemic...