Goga Askkenazi, a Kazakh businesswoman and socialite, quoted while living in Milan in 2015, on being part of the ruling elite in Communist Kazakhstan.
"There was more to communism than people realize. We lived very well. I thought everybody did. Our building was all officials and their families - so much fun. We went to weekends in the country, a compound with horses and hunting. All the camps were given out to different ministries according to your status."