Less than 100 members of the Communist Party and the self-styled "workers’ movement of Kazakhstan" — under their respective leaders Serikbolsyn Abdildin and Madel Ismailov — held a rally in Almaty to honor the Bolshevik anniversary and to endorse the presidential aspirations of Azamat movement leader Murat Auezov, who has recently called for elections. Azamat forms part of a broader alliance of leftist and Russian-oriented groups. (Russian agencies, November 7)
No leftist actions were reported from the other four Central Asian countries or from Azerbaijan.
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