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Hitler Issue Lands Kazakh Magazine In Hot Water

Kazakh celebrity magazine "Zhuldyzdar Otbasy-Anyz Adam" came under fire this week after its latest issue, dedicated to Adolf Hitler, hit the newsstands.
Kazakh celebrity magazine "Zhuldyzdar Otbasy-Anyz Adam" came under fire this week after its latest issue, dedicated to Adolf Hitler, hit the newsstands.
Tabloid-style celebrity magazine "Zhuldyzdar Otbasy-Anyz Adam" ("The Family of Celebrities-Legendary People") has come under fire in Kazakhstan after devoting its latest issue to Adolf Hitler.
 
Kazakhstan's State Agency for Communications and Information said on April 18 that is investigating the magazine for possible violation of the country's constitution and the law against "inciting social, national, tribal, racial, or religious hatred."
 
While the 52-page Hitler issue provides the usual biographical information and photos from the Nazi leader's life, it appears to have stirred up authorities' ire by including some flattering assessments of Hitler and his role in history.
 
"Hitler Isn't A Fascist" reads the headline of an article by Kazakh civic activist Naghashybai Esmyrza.
 
"For me, Hitler is a great personality," Esmyrza writes.
 
"I accept that Hitler was a dictator but he fought for the future of his country. He wanted to make people's lives better.... Hitler was criticized for experimenting with people in concentration camps. It's true he did those experiments. But that was nothing compared with what the Bolsheviks did."
 
The magazine has not yet responded to criticism over its Hitler issue, which was published just a few days before the Nazi leader's 125th birthday.
 
However, chief editor Zharylkap Kalybay had previously announced on his Facebook page that he was going to devote one of the magazine's issues to Hitler, and asked for readers' comments and questions.
 
On his Facebook account, Kalybay drew comparisons between what he described as growing nationalism in Russia and similar sentiments in Germany under Hitler.
 
He also mentioned parallels being drawn between Hitler and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 
"Are Putin and Hitler's activities similar in some ways?" he wrote. "We are trying to find the answer."
 
The private, Kazakh-language, 25,000-circulation magazine is popular across the country. 
 
Its success and survival is attributed to staying clear of politics and political families.
 
The magazine's previous cover photos included well-known Kazakh actor Asaneli Eshimov, French Emperor Napoleon, and characters from a Kazakh love poem, Kozy-Korpesh and Bayan Sulu.
 
While the magazine has always played it safe by distancing itself from politics, chief editor Kalybay is no stranger to controversy.
 
Kalybay was briefly arrested in 2013 over a row aboard a "Skat" airlines plane, where he demanded that stewardesses speak only Kazakh with him.
 
The editor was accused of hooliganism, and spent three days in jail.

-- Farangis Najibullah and RFE/RL's Kazakh Service
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by: Tim Dickson from: London
April 21, 2014 17:01
How much does the magazine cost?

by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 30, 2014 13:53

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He did nothing wrong, Putin is much worse than Hitler,
Which was taking over starving Germany, put in power
by Romanov the Third, British Crone Prince and Russia,
Bolsheviks too - they gave him Messershmidt, Cristal
Night, coordinated with Russian pogroms of Jews, Pols
and Georgians, promised easy victory, disarmed most
of Soviet armies and refused fight war till end of 1941
Christmas.
Even Big Depression was result of Russia
lying to "white" Americans that high productivity was
Communism that can be prevented only by race war of Brits,
Germs and Russians by firing most of Americans and
starving them to death.
Hitler was a junk of history that float upon river of
Russian bestial hate and lies!
Putin's time Russia is the same river of bestial hate
and lies!
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How country of Suleiman Babaev, Panfilov's 800
men that saved the World, and many Kazakhs
that fought to the end of the WW2 forget it?
How can they not to compare Russian invaders to
their memory of WW2?
How can they forget:
"We are free people, our mountains are free,
And plains and steps of green grass are free,
And multitude of sheep moving through plains,
And our young men grow-up under free Skies.

Enemy is coming to our World, burn our lands,
To take away our country and darken our Sky
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........................................................................."
I DO NOT WANT TO INSPIRE KAZAH PEOPLE TOO MUCH,
BUT THE ENEMY CAME TO GEORGIA, AND MOLDOVA, AND UKRAINE...
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TO TAKE AWAY THEIR COUNTRIES, AND THEIR PLAINS, AND THEIR MOUNTAINS, AND MAKE THEM SLAVES,
AND BREED IN THEIR HOMES RUSSIAN BEASTS,
THE RUSSIANS WITH IMPERIAL "LENTOCHKAS"!
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THEY ALREDY GOING WITH SUCH SYMBOLS OF TYRANNY TO ASIA - TO MAKE YOU WEAR SIGN
OF YOUR ENSLAVEMENT - "LENTOCHKAS"!
IT IS WHY THEY ANGRY WITH THIS PUBLICATION!

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