November 13, 2008

"The first glance was not of course positive, it cannot be because you see a lot of not so good things."

"But then, after that, when we start seeing interest in our country, it was of course reflected better, it was positive. People, after looking at this film, they will like to come and see: ‘is it real, is it the same or not?’ It helps to learn more about our country... The statistics show that inbound tourism grew by 13 percent. At the moment, no problem."

Kazakhstan not so mad at Borat now.

6 comments:

EDH said...

When I first read that quote, I thought it was Sarah Palin talking about Alaska.

Fred4Pres said...

So when is the first Althouse Blogger Cruise to Kazakhstan?

pro said...

I'm going to go ahead and point out the obvious - the minister sounds just like Borat. . . I love it.

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Susan said...

It's like Miami in the 80s!! Officials there hated the idea of a Miami Vice TV show. I mean Miami VICE. It will drive away tourists. Until it started running and everyone wanted to go to what was perceived as the coolest city ever.

Pogo said...

In contrast, Native Americans have effectively driven out their names from almost every high school or college sports team.

Now all they'll be known for is gambling.
Smmmaaaaart.