Многие из вас наверно слышали о недавней утечки информации-деловой переписки- ГосДепа США с посольствами по всему миру. Везде об этом трезвонят и все дружно переводят, читают эти документы...
Многие из вас наверно слышали о недавней утечки информации-деловой переписки- ГосДепа США с посольствами по всему миру. Везде об этом трезвонят и все дружно переводят, читают эти документы, среди которых есть документы с грифом Конфиденциально... Подумал, что нас это тоже касается и читая документы, нашел очень даже интересные документы, касающиеся Казахстана.
К сожалению, сейчас не могу перевести весь документ. Но обещаю закончить. Можете помочь если хотите, думаю тема касается всех нас
|08ASTANA760 ||2008-04-17 10:10 ||2010-11-29 23:11 ||CONFIDENTIAL ||Embassy Astana|
PP RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHLH RUEHPW
DE RUEHTA #0760/01 1081035
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 171035Z APR 08 ZEL
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2248
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 0478
RUEHAD/AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI 0110
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 2159
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 0130
RUEHVEN/USMISSION USOSCE 1899
C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 ASTANA 000760
C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (ADD “CLASSIFIED BY” LINE
EO 12958 DECL: 04/17/2018
TAGS PGOV, PINR, KZ
SUBJECT: LIFESTYLES OF THE KAZAZHSTANI LEADERSHIP
ASTANA 00000760 001.4 OF 003
CLASSIFIED BY POL/ECON CHIEF STEVEN FAGIN, REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D)
¶1. (C) Kazakhstan’s political elites appear to enjoy typical hobbies -- such as travel, horseback riding,
and skiing. Not surprisingly, however, they are able to indulge in their hobbies on a grand scale, whether
flying Elton John to Kazakhstan for a concert or trading domestic property for a palace in the United
Arab Emirates. This cable recounts several instances in which Embassy officers have learned of, or witnessed,
the recreational habits of Kazakhstan’s leaders. End Summary.
ПЕРЕВОД: Политическая элита Казахстана по всей видимости наслаждается типичными хобби - как путешествия, катания
на лошадях и лыжах. Не удивительно, однако, что они не отказывают себе в своих привычках с размахом, как то
привозить Элтона Джона в Казахстан на концерт или продавать отечественное имущество за дворец в ОАЭ. Этот документ
демонстрирует несколько случаев, когда Посольские офицеры узнавали, или сталкивались с примерами
отдыха лидеров Казахстана.
Sun and Horses
Солнце и Лошади
¶2. (C) President Nazarbayev, like many of his countrymen, has a strong affinity for horses. In 2007,
emboff visited the presidential horse farm XXXXXXXXXXX. The farm is located on the outskirts of Astana
in a residential area, but is surrounded by a high-fence and security guards. Inside the gates are a
large stable, indoor and outdoor riding arenas, and a clubhouse with a pool table, sauna, and exercise
room. Emboff toured the stable and saw approximately forty horses from various parts of the world.
XXXXXXXXXXXX told him that Nazarbayev visits the horse farm on occasion, though not too frequently.
XXXXXXXXXXXX said that Nazarbayev’s wife -- Sara Nazarbayeva -- never accompanies him, XXXXXXXXXXXX
Taszhargan, an opposition newspaper, printed a sympathetic article about Sara Nazarbayeva XXXXXXXXXXXX
ПЕРЕВОД: Президент Назарбаев, как и многие его соотечественники, очень увлекается лошадьми. В 2007, офицер
посольства(ОП) посещал президентский иподром ХХХХХХХ. Иподром находится в окраинах Астаны, в жилом районе,
но окруженный высокими заборами и охранниками. За воротами большая конюшня, крытый и открытый иподром,
дом с бильярдом, сауной и спортзалом. ОП видел около 40 лошадей с разных частей света.
ХХХХХ говорил что 01 посещает ипподром иногда, но не часто.
¶3. (C) Nazarbayev is also fond of traveling to warmer climes in the region. The UAE Ambassador told
emboff that Nazarbayev had traded property in Borovoe -- a mountainous resort area of Kazakhstan
north of Astana and sometimes likened to Switzerland -- for a “palace” in the Emirates. He did not
make clear whether the transaction was a permanent arrangement or only a temporary one. The head
of Turkey’s liaison office in Astana, Orhan Isik, told emboff that Nazarbayev has a mansion in Antaliya,
which he visits 4-5 times a year. Isik claimed that Nazarbayev received the property as a gift in
the early 1990’s and now plans to use part of the land for the construction of a luxury hotel.
Dancing at the Nightclub
¶4. (C) On March 7, two days after his trip to the U.S. was cancelled, Prime Minister Masimov was
spotted by emboff at Chocolat, one of Astana’s trendiest nightclubs. Masimov entered at approximately
11:30 pm, accompanied by Presidential Administration head Kairat Kelimbetov, Astana mayor Askar Mamin,
three middle-aged Kazakh women (presumably their wives), and a security detail. Although the club
offers a VIP area, Masimov chose to sit at a table in full view of all of the club’s patrons. Emboff
lingered close to Masimov’s group XXXXXXXXXXXX Masimov led his companions on to Chocolat’s dance
floor soon after their arrival. The dance floor holds approximately 100 people, and at the time
perhaps 50 patrons were dancing. However, Masimov himself chose to dance on an empty stage above
the dance floor. His companions quickly tired but Masimov remained, dancing alone and animatedly
on the stage for another 15-20 minutes. At approximately 1:00 am, Masimov and his retinue left the club.
Skiing with the Oligarchs
¶5. (C) In September 2007, Kazakhstani oligarch Aleksandr Mashkevich -- the co-founder of metals
and mining giant Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation and, according to
ASTANA 00000760 002.4 OF 003
CLASSIFIED BY POL/ECON CHIEF STEVEN FAGIN, REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D)
Forbes magazine, the 334th wealthiest man in the world -- hosted a dinner at his house in
Almaty for two visiting U.S. congressmen. Only two Kazakhstanis attended the event, State
Secretary Kanat Saudabayev and his assistant. Judging from
SIPDIS the friendly banter between Saudabayev and Mashkevich, the two have a quite cordial
personal relationship. Mashkevich told a lengthy anecdote about a ski vacation that he and
Saudabayev had taken together in Europe.
¶6. (C) Saudabayev had hosted a codel at that same Almaty residence in 2005, without Mashkevich
in attendance. At that time, when the Ambassador asked Saudabayev whose house it was, he would
only say that it belonged to “a friend.” Saudabayev has twice hosted visiting USG officials
for a meal at Mashkevich’s Astana residence -- both times without Mashkevich. It is not clear
what Mashkevich is spending his billions on, but it is certainly not culinary talent. On all
four occasions the Ambassador has eaten at one of his houses, the menu has been similar and
focused on beshparmak (boiled meat and noodles) and plov. The wait staff appeared to be
graduates of a Soviet cafeteria training academy. The wine, at least, was somewhat upscale
with reasonably good French vintage bottles uncorked for the guests. The Astana residence
has wooden plaques on the doors that would fit in nicely in a Wyoming hunting lodge but are
somewhat out of touch with the upscale “Euro-remont” that is so popular among the Kazakhstani elite.
Private Concerts with the Stars
¶7. (C) In 2007, President Nazarbayev’s son-in-law, Timur Kulibayev, celebrated his 41st
birthday in grand style. At a small venue in Almaty, he hosted a private concert with
some of Russia’s biggest pop-stars. The headliner, however, was Elton John, to whom he
reportedly paid one million pounds for this one-time appearance. (Note: The British Ambassador
relayed a slightly different story, with an unknown but obviously well-heeled friend
arranging and paying for Sir Elton’s gig. End Comment.) There have been separate reports
that Nelly Furtado performed at the August 2007 birthday bash for Kulibayev’s wife,
Dinara Nazarbayeva. Kulibayev also appears willing to spend his fortune on others.
According to Turkish diplomat Isik, when the Kempinski group recently built luxury villas
in Bodrum, Turkey, Kulibayev bought up a number of them -- at a cost of 4-5 million
dollars each -- and doled them out as gifts to friends and family.
Sports and Politics Mix
¶8. (C) Sports and politics mixed seamlessly in Almaty on April 2, when some of Kazakhstan’s
most prominent political figures participated in the Beijing Olympics torch relay. Torchbearers
included President Nazarbayev, Presidential Administration business affairs head Bolat Utemuratov,
Nur Otan party first deputy chairman Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, and Agency for the Regulation of
Natural Monopolies head Mazhit Yesenbayev. All of these bigwigs, except Nazarbayev himself,
could justify their participation in the relay based not on their high-ranking political offices,
but rather on their prominent official positions in the Kazakhstani sports world. Utemeratov
just happens to head Kazakhstan’s Tennis Federation, while Dzhakysbekov chairs the Football Federation
-- a position previously held by ex-Nazarbayev son-in-law Rakhat Aliyev. Yesenbayev heads the Judo
Federation. KazMunayGaz chairman Uzakbay Karabalin, who heads the Boxing Federation, and Nazarbayev
son-in-law Timur Kulibayev, who heads the Golf Federation, also shared in the glory of carrying the
Olympic torch. One prominent sport federation president who missed the torch call was Defense
Minister Daniyal Akhmetov. He is head of the scandal-ridden Cycling Federation XXXXXXXXXXXX
Relaxation the Good, Old Soviet Way
¶9. (C) Kazakhstan’s political elites also have recreational tastes that are not so exotic.
Some, in fact, prefer to relax the old-fashioned way. Defense Minister Akhmetov, a self-proclaimed
workaholic, appears to enjoy loosening up in the tried and true “homo sovieticus” style -- i.e.,
drinking oneself into a stupor. While most of our accounts of Akhmetov’s indulgences with
the bottle are hearsay, we do have “eyes on” for one episode which supports the rumors. In
June 2007, Akhmetov showed up in grand form for a meeting with a visiting senior U.S. Defense
Department official. Making no attempt to conceal his condition -- slouching back in his chair
and slurring all kinds of Russian participles -- Akhmetov explained to this very senior guest
that he had just been at a cadet graduation reception “toasting Kazakhstan’s newly-commissioned
officers.” Who was toasted more -- the Defense Minister or the cadets -- is a matter of pure
speculation. Akhmetov’s excesses do not solely extend to the bottle. An insider at Astana’s
Radisson Hotel recently told us about preparations for the unbelievably lavish and expensive
wedding of Akhmetov’s son. In the Kazakh tradition, the parents of the groom are responsible
for the wedding -- so it would seem that Akhmetov must have footed the bill.