And is Almaty closer to Kapustin Yar than Israel is?
In my time there, I can't say that I ever saw a missile in the sky, but I didn't sit around watching it all night. I'd have to say that I never saw or heard of one during my time there.
This is a map of Kazakhstan, which is MUCH bigger than it looks, take my word for it. Almaty is not too far from the border of China there, while in much of the country there's just not too much of anything--not a house, not a tree, not a gas station with modern facilities. Volgograd, by the way, is the new name for Stalingrad, which is not too too far from the western Kazakh border.
Kapustin, where he's talking about, is 75 miles east of Volgograd, so it is certainly a very long way from Almaty. By the way, Astana is the new capital of the country, built basically as a monument to the current president-for-life.
Edited by TheMacGuffin, 24 July 2012 - 01:34 AM.