Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS be able to defeat what awaits them inside a top secret Nazi research facility? In the 1990s, sketchy reports of an accident in a high-security research facility deep within the remote, mountainous region of Kazakhstan filter through to American intelligence. A Russian army team sent in to investigate disappears without trace. The Chinese, terrified that their territory might be threatened by the leak, turn to Britain, an unlikely ally, for help. Only one group of men is capable of discovering the truth behind the underground facility, and the SAS are sent in. In so doing they will have the chance to settle a score which goes back almost half a century, but they will also face a new and terrifying enemy - one that will test their endurance, and their equipment, to the limit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Mace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002351/bk_hcuk_002351_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A dying man recounts the story of the most amazing person he has ever met: a brilliant Soviet linguist, whom he knew as Youriko. It is a tale of love, daring-do, spies, and danger set in Japan, Germany, Turkey, the USA, Canada, and the UK, but mostly in the Soviet Union of the 70s.Two girls, born thousands of miles apart in Kazakhstan and Japan just after World War II, meet and are like peas in a pod. They also get on like sisters and keep n touch for the rest of their lives. However, one wants to help her battle-scarred country and the other wants to leave hers for the West. They dream up a daring, dangerous plan to achieve both goals, which Andropov, the chief of the Soviet KGB, is told about. He dubs it "Operation Youriko", and it is set in motion, but does it have even the remotest chance of success?Andropov’s Cuckoo is based on a true story related to the author by one of the protagonists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122801/bk_acx0_122801_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Brussels made democracy, human rights, the rule of law, and good governance its top co-operation priorities in the EU Strategy Framework towards Central Asia for 2007-2013. This book examines two interrelated questions: To what extent has EU democracy promotion in Central Asia been successful? And, to the extent that it was successful, why was it so?The book presents a comprehensive analytical framework for the evaluation of democracy promotion, including factors which may facilitate or hinder democratic development in Central Asia. It demonstrates the validity of a holistic approach to analyzing impediments of democracy promotion meaning that external pro-democratic support is affected by a variety of diverse factors whose impact can vary as international, regional, and domestic conditions change.The stable and rich authoritarian state of Kazakhstan is different from the much poorer Kyrgyzstan-a state prone to political instability, but also to democratic openings. By contrasting the success of democracy promotion in these two countries which have different strategic importance for the EU, this study provides valuable insights into how non-normative interests interfere with normatively driven policies.
The book deals with issues of formation and development of the Lombard business in the Republic of Kazakhstan and other countries, the current status and trends in the accounting standard operations pawnshop, the theoretical and practical aspects of the internal audit, organizational forms of operation, methods and techniques of the external audit disclosed information capabilities accounting for the management of the organization Lombard, offer analysis of the main parameters of the financial and economic activities of pawnshops
This book describes a system of mathematical models and methods that can be used to analyze real economic and managerial decisions and to improve their effectiveness. Application areas include: management of development and operation budgets, assessment and management of economic systems using an energy entropy approach, equation of exchange rates and forecasting foreign exchange operations, evaluation of innovative projects, monitoring of governmental programs, risk management of investment processes, decisions on the allocation of resources, and identification of competitive industrial clusters. The proposed methods and models were tested on the example of Kazakhstan's economy, but the generated solutions will be useful for applications at other levels and in other countries.Regarding your book "Mathematical Methods and Models in Economics", I am impressed because now it is time when "econometrics" is becoming more appreciated by economists and by schools that are the hosts or employers of modern economists. ... Your presented results really impressed me.John F. Nash, Jr., Princeton University, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic SciencesThe book is within my scope of interest because of its novelty and practicality.First, there is a need for realistic modeling of complex systems, both natural and artificial that conclude computer and economic systems. There has been an ongoing effort in developing models dealing with complexity and incomplete knowledge. Consequently, it is clear to recognize the contribution of Mutanov to encapsulate economic modeling with emphasis on budgeting and innovation.Secondly, the method proposed by Mutanov has been verified by applying to the case of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with her vibrant emerging economy.Thirdly, Chapter 5 of the book is of particular interest for the computer technology community because it deals with innovation.In summary, the book of Mutanov should become one of the outstanding recognized pragmatic guides for dealing with innovative systems.Andrzej Rucinski, University of New HampshireThis book is unique in its theoretical findings and practical applicability. The book is an illuminating study based on an applied mathematical model which uses methods such as linear programming and input-output analysis. Moreover, this work demonstrates the author's great insight and academic brilliance in the fields of finance, technological innovations and marketing vis-à-vis the market economy. From both theoretical and practical standpoint, this work is indeed a great achievement.Yeon Cheon Oh, President of Seoul National University
This paper presents a common approach for the unit commitment problem solving in a dispersed power system involving renewable energy sources on the example of Kazakhstan. The proposed methodology will help all interested organizations and structures to see the possibility of covering the shortage of power generation capacities by increasing the share of renewable energy sources in generating electricity and their parallel work with the existing generation facilities instead of commissioning of traditional energy sources. Also, according to this methodology, there is a possibility to choose the optimal source of renewable energy and the possibility of testing the operation of a part of the dispersed power system, as autonomous. This methodology includes the analyzing of impact of the regional and global energy trends, legislation and the potential for renewable energy sources. The numerical results show the possibility of solving the problem of unit commitment with renewables with the least operating costs and with the most optimal renewable energy source type in the region.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Central Asia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy booming Almaty's cafes, clubs and shops, wind through rugged mountains past ancient tombs, hot springs, and remote Kyrgyz yurt camps on Tajikistan's Pamir Highway, and wonder at the architecture in Uzbekistan's Samarkand - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of central Asia and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Central Asia : Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, Islam in Central Asia, the Silk Road, Central Asia today Covers Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Central Asia is our most comprehensive guide to the region, and is perfect for discovering both popular and offbeat sights.Travelling further afield? Check out Lonely Planet's Mongolia , China and Iran guides for a comprehensive look at all those countries have to offer. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves, it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
The objective of this report or thesis analysis is to discover strategic problem McDonald could face in Afghanistan, causes attribute to these problems, and provide comprehensive information and solution for the company's future growth and expansion. In recent years, McDonald expanded and increased its operation and growth in some other countries for the first time such as Kazakhstan, Montenegro and Algeria during the 2003 to December 2008, meanwhile, the corporation allows interested franchisees to open chains only to places approved by them to make sure that entrepreneurs can reap the biggest financial benefits, and the core competency of McDonald's is provision of standardized fast and cheap food through its wide franchising networks. So in this case if McDonald's come to Afghanistan and start its franchises over there, could McDonald's reap the biggest financial benefits or not.