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What does 30 years in power look like? Follow Kazakhstan's outgoing president from the Soviet Communist Party Congress to his handshake with Donald Trump

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Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1992
Nursultan Nazarbayev in 1992
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Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev with his family, 11 months after the country's first elections. November 11, 1992
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General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and First Secretary of the Communist Party of the RSFSR Ivan Polozkov. Presidium of the XXVIII Congress of the CPSU. Kremlin Palace of Congresses. July 2, 1990.
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RSFSR President Boris Yeltsin during an official visit to Kazakhstan. August 17, 1991.
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Nazarbayev with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Great Britain. December 13, 1991.
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Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances signing ceremony. Left to right: Boris Yeltsin, Bill Clinton, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and British Prime Minister John Major. December 5, 1994.
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Nazarbayev with his wife, Sara Nazarbayeva, and U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton in Almaty. November 10, 1997.
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Nazarbayev with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in London. November 16
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Nazarbayev with German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder in Berlin. October 2, 2001.
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Nazarbayev with Vladimir Putin at the Shymbulak ski resort outside Almaty. March 3, 2002.
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Nazarbayev with Pope Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. February 6, 2003.
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Nazarbayev with the leaders of other post-Soviet states in Moscow. July 3, 2004.
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Nazarbayev with George W. Bush in Washington on September 29, 2006, to negotiate the delivery of Kazakh natural gas to Western markets, bypassing Russia.
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Nazarbayev and Barack Obama at a nuclear security summit on April 13, 2010.
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Nazarbayev with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Washington. April 2010.
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Nazarbayev with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at a Commonwealth of Independent States summit in Minsk on October 10, 2014.
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Nazarbayev with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on December 22, 2014.
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Nazarbayev with British Prime Minister David Cameron in London on November 3, 2015.
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Nazarbayev with Donald Trump at the White House on January 16, 2018.
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Nazarbayev with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan at the Fifth Caspian Summit in August 2018.
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