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Kazakhstan Boom

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Kazakhstan Boom

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NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports from Almaty that the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan is experiencing an economic boom spurred by its Caspian Sea oil wealth. The country's growth rate was listed at an astonishing 15 percent last year. While the wealth is beginning to trickle down, many Kazakhs remain poor and corruption tarnishes Kazakhstan's reputation.

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