Anti-authoritarian protestors in Kazakhstan raided and set fire to the mayor’s office in Almaty, the country’s largest metropolis and former capital, this week. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s residence was also set on fire, and a statue of former President Nursultan Nazarbayev was torn down as demonstrators railed against massive fuel price hikes. In response, a Russian military alliance has already reportedly been deployed to quell the unrest, and artists in Kazakhstan are speaking out about the violence and disorder.
City of #Aktobe, Western #Kazakhstan: people support #Zhanaozen, chanting «Shal ket!» – «Old man out!». The old man is the self-proclaimed «leader of the nation » Nursultan #Nazarbayev. pic.twitter.com/HcI0E1en1U
— Bota Jardemalie 🇰🇿🇧🇪🇪🇺 (@jardemalie) January 4, 2022
Monument of the former president Nursultan Nazarbayev being torn down by the protestors in Taldykorgan
Meanwhile Lukashenko, Putin and Tokayev are in a call together discussing what to do
It’s gonna be a spicy first month of 2022 pic.twitter.com/c0La1drRb2
— f1 (@whoisf1) January 5, 2022
According to the AP, “dozens of protesters” have already been killed, in addition to multiple police officers, amidst the clashes. With regards to the Nursultan Nazarbayev monument in particular, it represents a leader who protesters are railing against because they seek radical change: regional leaders in Kazakhstan are currently selected by its president, and residents of the country are eager to foist opposition upon the currently-ruling governmental structure. In short, this is far from being just about oil prices. There are at least two monuments dedicated to Nazarbayev in Kazakhstan, but it was the one in Almaty, not Nur-Sultan, that was torn down.
Around the world, due to a number of different social forces, problematic statues and monuments have recently been demolished left and right.
The extremely serious unrest in Kazakhstan has the whole world paying keen attention to the ongoing clashes, and wondering what sort of protections are being afforded to vulnerable citizens on the ground. “Now it is important to stop violence, all kinds of manipulations, time to think about what to do next?” Suinbike Suleimenova, a video artist based in Kazakhstan, wrote on Facebook. “What reforms do we really need? The worst thing that can happen now is the transfer / seizure of power from one thieving regime to another. It is important for us to preserve our independence, our statehood!”
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An Ambitious Time Traveling Sci-fi Relives the Past on Streaming
Sci-fi has always been a genre that works best when the ambition of the filmmakers is matched by their storytelling prowess, and failing to walk the delicate line between managing both can often yield disappointment.
Unfortunately, largely overlooked Australian effort 2067 sits firmly in that camp, even if it’s showing signs of gaining a new appreciation as an unsung cult favorite. Co-written and directed by Seth Larney, you can probably have a wild guess at what year the story unfolds in.
Who Is Hana Cross? Get to Know the Model Spotted on Several Dates With Scott Disick
Hana Cross made headlines after a dinner date with former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star Scott Disick in 2021, and she was spotted out with him again in early 2022. The English model has actually been in the public eye for quite some time, though. Learn more about her below!
Hana has been represented by modeling agencies across the world for years, including Storm Los Angeles. While her Instagram shows that she spends a lot of time in Italy and London, it appears the brunette beauty is based in California.
She and the Talentless founder were seen returning to popular seafood hotspot Nobu in Malibu for a third night out together in late January 2022, according to photos obtained by E! News. Their dinner date came just one week after they were spotted arriving at a nightclub in Los Angeles together in photos obtained by the Daily Mail.
For their third outing, Scott wore a pink sweatshirt and light blue pants outside of Nobu, the fashionable model wore a black leather jacket with matching knee-high boots and a mini red and black skirt.
It appears they enjoy the upscale dining location, as they were first seen together at Nobu in November 2021, just one month after Scott’s ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian announced her engagement to fiancé Travis Barker in October 2021. Scott and Kourtney share three kids — Mason, Penelope and Reign — and split in 2015 after nearly a decade together.
Hana is no stranger to public romances. She dated Brooklyn Beckham — the eldest son of retired soccer player David Beckham and former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham — for about a year before they split in 2019. Brooklyn is now engaged to Nicola Peltz.
While the exes haven’t spoken publicly about their uncoupling, Hana debuted a song in April 2020 that seemed to point at her former boyfriend.
“You broke my heart and said let’s be friends but I never heard from you again and that’s kind of mean,” she sang while strumming a guitar via Instagram. “I saw us as meant to be and you saw me as temporary and that’s kind of rough.”
For Scott’s part, this isn’t the first time he’s been spotted with a woman since his relationship with Amelia Gray Hamlin ended in September 2021 after 11 months of dating. The reality star was seen on a vacation to St. Barts with model Bella Banos in December 2021.
An insider told Life & Style the daughter of Real Houswives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Rinna “dumped” Scott after Kourtney’s ex-boyfriend Younes Bendjima leaked an alleged Instagram DM exchange that showed Scott shading the Poosh founder’s PDA-packed trip to Italy with the Blink-182 rocker.
It appears Scott is now ready for a serous relationship, though. He has been “trying to find a woman he can settle down with,” a second insider told Life & Style in December 2021. “His friends say he’s not happy playing the field anymore.”
Original Article: lifeandstylemag.com
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