Articles by Ilan Greenberg



Oil Flows, City Prospers

  • 20 December 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Borat may have created a sense of ridiculousness about Kazakhstan, but its largest city shatters stereotypes.

Oil Flows, City Prospers

  • 20 December 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Borat may have created a sense of ridiculousness about Kazakhstan, but its largest city shatters stereotypes.

Ancient Nomads Help Explain Modern Crises

  • 09 August 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- Every summer for the past eight years, Michael Frachetti has come to the desert steppe that rolls like endless yellow waves across this expansive Central Asian nation searching for evidence of a vast, connected nomadic society.

Spring Brings Exodus of Job Seekers

  • 17 May 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Dressed in ratty sport coats and dirty T-shirts, Uzbek men clutching yellow job contracts squeezed recently into packed buses heading for cities to the north in fast-urbanizing Kazakhstan and on up to Russia.

Kazakh Town Set to Become 'Las Vegas on the Steppe'

  • 24 January 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The town's chief administrator sat next to an office window overlooking rows of dilapidated four-story, Soviet-era apartment buildings in this grim industrial town.

Turkmen Leader Looking to Liberalize His Country

  • 10 January 07
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Turkmenistan's acting president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, who had promised only continuity with the severely authoritarian policies of his predecessor, is proposing measures that would help lift the nation from its fortresslike isolation.

38-Story Marriott to Rise Over Almaty

  • 01 August 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In a country overrun with construction cranes, where new buildings tend to look like Persian carpets with lobbies, a sleek high-concept building design has city boosters excited.