While the world is getting to grips with the global financial crisis, Kazakh communists have come up with the answer: Karl Marx.
"Das Kapital by Karl Marx. Read it! All the answers to the current economic problems can be found there," said Vladislav Kosarev, head of the Kazakh People's Communist Party, speaking to RFE/RL's Kazakh Service.
Once compulsory reading in Kazakhstan, "Das Kapital" is now almost forgotten in Kazakhstan. But according to Kosarev, the book's popularity is soaring in the West, as readers have become disillusioned with neo-liberalism.
-- Yedige Magauin