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“You Can Kick Female Flight Attendants” in Kazakhstan

A former government official in Kazakhstan recently kicked a female flight attendant, reportedly because she did not speak Kazakh. The story has caused a stir on social media. Blogger Pivovar offers [ru] the most interesting and most widely shared Twitter posts on this incident, such as the one below:

Kazakhstan-2013: you can kick female flight attendants. You cannot show a finger to [senior officials'] corteges. I will pencil this down.

  • rani

    A hundred whip on the leg will be a remembrance

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