281740Z NOV 17


English-born actor Baron Cohen played Borat Sagdiyev in his Da Ali G Show TV series and in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

NBC 12:

Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat.

Sporting lime green “mankinis” and black wigs, the men had hoped to take a picture in front of the “I Love Astana” sign earlier this month.

But local police fined them some $68 each for committing minor hooliganism, according to local media.


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Astana - capital of Kazakhstan - is in the middle of the map below.

62.4° N
49° E
94° E
39.9° N


Astana, Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan (KZ) is estimated to have a population of 17.8 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.6% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.5 million.