Consider that Kazakhstanis live the same throughout the country is wrong. Here, as in Russia, the regions are very heterogeneous for welfare. If you come to Astana or Almaty, you will see modern metropolises with established infrastructure. But if your visit is limited to these cities, the impression of the country will not be entirely true. Other major settlements such as Kustanay, Pavlodar, Karaganda, look quite insightful and fundamentally not different from many Russian regional centers.
Visiting different regions of Kazakhstan, sometimes it seems that here since Not much of the Soviet Union has changed. The setting has to nostalgia. Friendship of peoples, caring leaders of the country, all this still exists in Kazakhstan. But it also has its own special national flavor. Kazakh cultural centers and schools are active, where teaching takes place exclusively in the state language.
Kazakhstan is an active participant in the creation of the Eurasian Union. The single currency, economic policy, open borders with Russia and other participants are all in uncertain terms. Now integration is predominantly only on paper. It is hoped that in the near future residents of Russia and Kazakhstan will be able to travel easily to each other to visit as they once did in the Soviet Union.
Historically steppe residents engaged in cattle ranching. In Kazakhstan to this day, villagers graze horses, rams, cows. Camels are bred in southern regions. Agriculture is also developed in Kazakhstan. Vegetables and cereals are grown in the northern regions. Corn, sunflower, as well as many types of vegetables grow to the west. In the southern part of the republic grow cotton, tobacco, rice, fruit.