All Hail Nursultan!
Here on JetPunk we get a lot of the same comments over and over again:
But since March, another line has been added to the chorus:
That's right. Back on March 23rd, Kazakhstan's parliament unanimously voted to change the name of their capital from Astana to Nur-Sultan.
Now, I run a quiz site for a living, so I'm generally pretty up on my geography. I knew about the change, but I fought against it for awhile. I know realize that I was wrong to do so. I mean, President Nursultan must be pretty great if they named the capital for him. Heck, he's so popular that, when he was re-elected back in 2015, he got 98% of the vote. In fact, he won so many elections that he ruled the country for 29 years! The press of Kazakhstan seems to love him too. They never say anything bad about him at all!
But, I can't fight the tide any longer. As Brad Pitt once said in this embarrassingly stupid perfume commercial, "the world turns, and we turn with it". In the spirit of honoring a great leader, it's time to make a change. From now on, all featured JetPunk quizzes will refer to the capital of Kazakhstan as Nur-Sultan. All hail Nursultan Nazarbayev! May he live forever.