Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Mukhtar Ablyazov works around the clock to promote the idea of smart voting. The parliamentary elections will be held on January 10. The exact results of his efforts are yet to be measured. Sociology is virtually non-existent. ‘Votes’ held at anonymous channels are unreliable and the local polls held by parties are heavily influenced by those who paid for the research. At least we could easily say that if the Aq-Zhol party will fail at the polls, and the ruling Nur-Otan party will prevail it will be the end for Mukhtar Ablyazov as a politician. He bet everything on the technology. Not everybody in the Kazakhstani opposition agrees with it. Some important figures have dismissed the idea as farce and lunacy. Mukhtar Ablyazov once was included in Interpol red notice database. Meanwhile, Mukhtar Ablyazov’s legal proceedings aren’t in the best shape. As soon as five days after the elections the case of Felix Sater will be heard in court. It is an important case for the whole BTA Bank heist and money laundering accomplices and the whole criminal community of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. If the prosecution will succeed it will open the way for prosecution of Ilyas and Victor Khrapunov and Mukhtar Ablyazov. France investigates Mukhtar Ablyazov affair Mukhtar Ablyazov is desperately trying to distance himself from the ruling regime he fights against. It comes in the form of harsh rhetoric. But his very origins and business interests are interwoven with the ruling elite, and Ablyazov only wants to recover the lost political assets, not to change the system towards more democratic. After all Ablyazov fights relentlessly with those who dares to challenge his autocratic rule. The last series of events underlined just how closely Mukhtar Ablyazov is in bed with the proclaimed enemies. His name was spotted with another oligarch close to Nursultan Nazarbayev. It was proven that they were accomplices in the BTA Bank embezzlement. Ilyas Khrapunov, Mukhtar Ablyazov’s accomplice With French investigation evolving Mukhtar Ablyazov is closer to the prison. If Felix Sater would be convicted he would definitely buy some freedom tokens in exchange for the info of his Kazakhstani connection and his role in Donald Trump affairs. January will be decisive for the fate of the fugitive oligarch either for his triumph or defeat. According to the best practices Mukhtar Ablyazov will try to sell the defeat for the triumph anyway.