Borat DVD a top sell in Kazakhstan

Last week, the U.S. State Department reported that “Borat” had his rights violated when the government of Kazakhstan revoked the “.kz” domain name for the Web site of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the fictional Kazakh TV reporter Borat in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Now, in ...

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Last week, the U.S. State Department reported that "Borat" had his rights violated when the government of Kazakhstan revoked the ".kz" domain name for the Web site of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the fictional Kazakh TV reporter Borat in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Now, in a classic case of how "censorship" makes censored material all the more tempting, residents of Kazakhstan are snatching up the recently released Borat DVD. Last week, it was the number one purchase made by Kazakhs on Amazon.co.uk.

Other top Amazon sells to consumers in Kazakhstan include:

Last week, the U.S. State Department reported that “Borat” had his rights violated when the government of Kazakhstan revoked the “.kz” domain name for the Web site of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays the fictional Kazakh TV reporter Borat in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Now, in a classic case of how “censorship” makes censored material all the more tempting, residents of Kazakhstan are snatching up the recently released Borat DVD. Last week, it was the number one purchase made by Kazakhs on Amazon.co.uk.

Other top Amazon sells to consumers in Kazakhstan include:

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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