A legacy from the Soviet times is rabbit-hutch sized apartments housing whole extended families.
This has led to a number of ‘love hotels’ springing up where you can rent rooms by the hour.
Numerous blockings were recorded, affecting entire international content-sharing platforms and critical domestic news sites.
If you have an experienced local friend, then he might help you in such cases.
Technically there are no specific red light districts and prostitution is currently operating discreetly.
Kazakhstani authorities use criminal charges against social media users in an effort to silence dissident expression and punish online mobilization, issuing prison sentences of up to five years.
Meanwhile, the government introduced a “National Security Certificate,” software which must be installed on all devices, and is likely to increase the government’s capacity to intercept user communications and data.
The government of Kazakhstan continued to work on improving ICT infrastructure through direct investment in the national operator, Kazakhtelecom, and by facilitating market competition and private ownership in the telecommunications industry.