Social Class in Kazakhstan
In terms of social hierarchy, there is such a thing a class there. There is such a thing as privileged versus non-privileged. There is no open, overt discrimination. But there is still this thing in the air that you have to know people who know the people to get something done. Not at all levels, but if you're a businessman, you have to not only have bright business ideas and have a great business; you have to have somebody in the right circles to assist you with solving some problems that might arise if you don't have that kind of connection.
In this video, a Kazakh native discusses social hierarchy in Kazakhstan.